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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" 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.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Bury St Edmunds George Inn

Bury St Edmunds George Inn

closed 5th December 1957

opened 1840

35 Out Westgate

grid reference TL 851 636

An earlier pub of the same name was located in the Market place.

My grandfather, Richard DAVISON, was a Greene King tenant of two BSE pubs, the Chequers Alehouse and the George Inn. Please note spelling of his surname; the Kelly version is incorrect.
Licence was voluntarily surrendered 5 Dec 1957 at which date the pub closed and my grandfather continued to live at the premises until his death in 1976. The death of my grandmother earlier in the year triggered the closure of the pub.
"The license was transferred by Greene King to their new pub the Greengage. There was once a framed notice to this effect in the Greengage.Information from Tony Worman

The pub has also been listed at Westgate Street, and at 19 or 16 Out Westgate or at 19 Westgate (in 1891).…

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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 Stuart Ansell)

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