To help make your weekend as enjoyable as possible, we’ve teamed up with local businesses to offer chess players and travelling family members a range of discounts. In addition to those below, there are a few more in the pipeline.

To access the discounts below you’ll need one of our discount cards which will be available at the event.

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The Dragonfly Hotel

If you book your accommodation directly with the hotel and mention the congress you should get 10% off the cost of your stay. You can contact the Dragonfly on 01284 760884 or find more information on their website.

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Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides

With travelling family and friends in mind, we've arranged a discount with Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides. The 90 minute tour usually cost £6, but you'll get a pound off. Tours start at 2pm but if there is sufficent demand an extra tours at 11am may be available. Booking is advised. Use the discount code CHESS via the website at

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Lorfords Games Gallery

Located just behind the Apex - on the mezzanine level above the famous Bury St Edmunds tobacconist - Lorfords Games Gallery stocks chess equipment along with many, many more great games. Get 20% discount on chess items and 10% on everything else for the duration of the Congress.

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ASK Italian

Just a short distance from our venue, ASK Italian serves Italian cuisine in a fun & relaxing environment. ASK are offering 20% off your food bill. For more about ASK, visit their website.

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Byron Hamburgers

Only 1 minute from Apex, Byron is the only place to nail a proper burger and beer after playing a proper game of chess. Byron are offering all you chess lovers 20% off your food bill. It’s that simple. To see the Byron menu and for more info, visit their website.

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Kaspa's Desserts

Kaspa's, located in the town centre, are offering 10% off all food and drink for our chess players and travelling family members. An excellent way to celebrate your latest victory over the board! See their website for more details.

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The LP Bar

Found just behind the Apex, the LP Bar is offering 10% off food and drink. LP serve pizza, burgers, pasta and salads along with smoothies, cocktails, beer, wine, coffees and soft drinks. Large groups are recommended to book in advance. You can find more information about LP, including their menu, on their website.