The Chequers pub has been an important part of local life in Potterhanworth and neighbouring communities since at least 1786 when it was first licensed as a public house until it was closed in 2015.
The Chequers is as substantial building located in a prominent position in the middle of the village and includes a large car park and patio area. The ground floor consists of a traditionally presented bar, a separate lounge and a smaller room previously used as a dining room. There is a large kitchen, a cellar and toilets. As an extension to the original building, a single storey function room was added by the current vendors. The second floor consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, living area and a small office on the second floor (within the roof space). The current layout would benefit from rationalisation.
The closing of The Chequers has meant a great loss to the village as it was the focal point of community life. It has added to the fact that in the last 7 years the village also lost the shop and the Post Office.
From The Chequers due north, the nearest pub is 3.5 miles (Heighington), due south is 4.3 miles (Dunston), due west is 8.7 miles (Waddington) and due east is 4.8 miles (Bardney).