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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Bury St Edmunds Dolphin Inn

Bury St Edmunds Dolphin Inn

Closed approx. 1953

opened 1830s

50 Cannon St

grid reference TL 854 648

The building dates from the late 18th century.

The Dolphin is also listed at 39 Short Brackland (in 1839 & 1844), 59 Cannon Street (in 1855), 57 Cannon Place (in 1861), 53 Cannon Street (in 1874) and 64 Cannon Place (in 1888).

The Dolphin is shown on this OS map of 1885.

old OS map

Map

map

Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".

(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 Stuart Ansell)

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