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Report - The Chequers Hotel, Horley - June 2017

TheMig

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
First report on this forum for me and I believe the first report of this hotel. Its nice to explore a place that's relatively untouched and not completely trashed. I've driven past this site many times over the last few years and have always wanted to explore it but always seen active security with dogs.


Some history about the hotel;
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There are two sections to the hotel - The old pub dating back to the 1500's and the new part which housed all of the bedrooms and function rooms.

The Chequers pub at the front is the public bar of this large 104 room hotel. This attractive bar dates from 1537 when it was a beer house for the village. It later became a coaching inn for a change of horses on the London to Brighton run.

The hotel closed suddenly with the loss of about 50 jobs.

The Menzies' Chequers Hotel, in Bonehurst Road, closed without notice when it could not be sold after parent company Menzies Hotel Group went into administration.

The Chequers could not be saved and staff and guests suddenly found themselves with nowhere to go.

The Explore;
We weren't planning on going in the building but just wanted to have a look around and find a way in for another day (hence the iphone pictures). After walking the perimeter we saw that there were lights on inside the old office near reception. We found a couple of potential ways in until we found a pretty obvious and easier way... We decided to just go for it as we hadn't seen any security (apart from their van out the front). The first thing we saw was the security companies first aid box sitting on the reception desk. We were unsure at this moment if their were any security inside the hotel so we were very quiet. We explored the hotel section first. Visited with Domf and Dis4bledDve.

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Rear reception offices (used by security company)
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New section
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Cheers
 
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Grom

I have a Fisheye problem
Regular User
#2
Dude! I've been eyeing this place up for ages and you go and beat everyone to it! Nice work! Will definitely have to go now.
 

Grom

I have a Fisheye problem
Regular User
#3
Dude! I've been eyeing this place up for ages and you go and beat everyone to it! Nice work! Will definitely have to go now.
 

domf

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#5
There's plenty of cool features left in the old section, shame that some has been demolished and rebuilt on, would of been cool if there was a pool/gym there somewhere...
 

domf

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
There's plenty of cool features left in the old section, shame that some has been demolished and rebuilt on, would of been cool if there was a pool/gym there somewhere...
 

RustyG

The world's most awkward urbexer...
28DL Full Member
#7
Nice report mate! The place is litterally 5 mins from me, but being where it is I always assumed it would either be v well secured or smashed to fuck so I've never bothered checking it out. Looking at your pics though it's definitely worth a mooch!
 

domf

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#10
Just been there amd spent 30 mins trying to get in do you know any entry points?
Was fairly easy when we visited, shouldn't have too much trouble finding entry, we were pretty sure that's how the security get in an out of the site so they may have locked the door?
 

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