In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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 Bell
Bury St Edmunds Bell
also traded as One Bell
Closed 1881 or earlier
grid reference TL 852 643
The Bell was an old-fashioned Family & Commercial inn and General Posting Establishment which also achieved considerable fame as a coaching inn. Coaches such as the "Phenomena" (Norwich to London in 14 hours), "Old Bury" (London) and "Surprise New Coach" made the Bell their terminus. The "Old Bury" was owned by Bell landlord, George Wicks, for many years until 1846, when the railway provided too much competition.
The inn was listed in 1823 at the Beast Market, 1839 at the Meat Market, in 1844 at 3 Corn Market, in 1851 as the One Bell at 1 Corn Hill, in 1851 and 1861 at 3 Corn Hill and in 1874 at 3 Corn Market.
The Bell was demolished about 1880. Replaced by the Post Office. Bell arcade remains as a relic of a right-of-passage through the inn yard.Old Inns of Suffolk, Leonard P Thompson
John Green, at the Bell Inn, near the Market-Cross, Bury St Edmunds has taken the adjoining House, late Mr James Coppin's, and all the Furniture belonging, which is very compleat to accommodate all Ladies and Gentlemen in the best Manner.Ipswich Journal, August 30th 1755***
John Pooley, from the Fleece Inn at Wells in Norfolk, has taken the Bell Inn, in Bury St Edmunds.Ipswich Journal, 8th Aug 1772***
Ref to John Pooley, at the Bell Inn, near the Market-Cross, Bury St Edmunds.Ipswich Journal, 19 Apr 1777***
On Wednesday a fire broke out in the stables belonging to the Bell Inn, in Bury, which was happily extinguished without doing much damage.Ipswich Journal, 5th Dec 1778***
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)