In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Bury St Edmunds Dog
Bury St Edmunds Dog
also traded as Tower Hotel, Talbot, Eastern Counties Railroad Tavern, Railway Tavern, Spotted Dog?
34 Churchgate St
grid reference TL 854 640
According to Leonard Thompson in his book "Suffolk Coaching Days".
Joseph Wiggens was a retired coachdriver who drove the "Phenomena" coach from Norwich to Kings Lynn for 11 years. After his retirement in 1838 he moved to Bury and took The Dog which he later renamed The Eastern Counties Railroad Tavern (although I bet the regulars still called it The Dog!) He died in December 1843.
(info supplied by Neil Langridge)
The Talbot was renamed the Eastern Counties Railroad Tavern in about 1842.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, February 26th 1774*** to the Dog in the Church-gate street, Bury.
Frederick CLARK, after 9 years at the Coach & Horses, has removed to the Dog Inn, Churchgate St.Ipswich Journal, September 13th 1837**
Auction of the Dog Inn, Churchgate Street, BSE, with excellent Stables, Brewhouse & appurtenances with immediate possession.Ipswich Journal, June 8th 1842**(No landlord noted)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)