Bury St Edmunds

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Reopened pubs

As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.

Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.


Bury St Edmunds (or informally, just "Bury") is the third-largest population centre in Suffolk and was, until local government reorganisation in 1974, the administrative centre of West Suffolk. The town appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Burye".

The Apex theatre, which opened in October 2010, has rapidly established itself as a first-class venue for live music. It is also the venue for the annual East Anglian Beer Festival.

This historic settlement may originally have been just called Villa Faustina in Roman times (as mentioned in the itinerary of Antoninus, and it's said that it owed its name to Faustinus, or to Faustina, wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius; others say it derived from faustus (ie, prosperous or happy), and so signified a 'happy place') Later in Saxon times, it belonged to Beodric, and was hence called Beodric's-worthe or Beoderici-cortis, the villa or estate of Beodric. Beadoriceworth was centred around a Benedictine monastery. By Domesday it was recorded as "Villa Sancti Eadmundi"…




Sale of a good Common Brewing-Office, everything in good Repair, consisting of a Copper, Mash-Tun, Coolers, etc that will Brew 22 Comb of Malt, with good Pipes and Hogesheads, all Iron-bound. Enquire of Mr John Cooke, merchant, Bury.Ipswich Journal, April 12th 1746***
To be sold by auction on Mon 11 next inst. On the premises, all the remaining fixtures, casks, beer and brewing utensils of Thomas Patrick, innholder, a bankrupt at his dwelling house in Whitting street, Bury st Edmunds…


Some details from "Suffolk Airfields in WW2" by Graham Smith.