Ye Chequers Clubbe Binge

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Ye Chequers Clubbe Binge
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PublisherOxford: The Chequers Club
Released18 June 1914
FormatPrinted menu card

Ye Chequers Clubbe Binge[note 1] is the title of a printed menu for a five course dinner, for the Chequers Clubbe. J.R.R. Tolkien provided the cover artwork for the menu card. The menu was reprinted in J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend.[1]


  1. ye is the conventional spelling for þe "the", as the typographical glyph for y was similar to the letter þ which was unavailable as a glyph. It is intended to be pronounced as the; see here. The title is an example of humorous anachronism.


  1. "Chequers Clubbe Binge. 1914", (accessed 13 February 2012)