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Bury St Edmunds Angel Hotel

Bury St Edmunds Angel Hotel

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3 Angel Hill, IP33 1LT

hotel, opened 1779

owner/operator: Bury St Edmunds Hotel Company Ltd

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(01284) 753926

(01284) 753926

A family owned 4 star hotel in town centre covered with Virgina creeper. Styled with a traditional Georgian elegance. Records show that there has been an inn on this site since about the 13th century. In fact there were once three ancient inns on this site - the Angel, the Castle & the Boar's Head, with the earliest reference to an inn here dating back as far as 1281. The present building dates from around 1774-1776 when it was also a posting inn. The town Hustings (electioneering speeches) were traditionally held outside the Angel Hotel & Charles Dickens stayed here in 1859 & 1861 (and earlier) when he gave readings to the town. The Bury Fair was held annually near here until 1871 when it was discontinued after it fell into disrepute…

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Footnote

Just inside the nearby Abbey Gardens is a memorial to seventeen local martyrs who were burnt at the stake for their adherence to the protestant faith, as part of the Marian persecutions. Two of the martyrs, J & H David were executed in early November 1558, just before Queen Mary's death.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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