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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 Golden Fleece

Bury St Edmunds Golden Fleece

also traded as Fleece

closed 1933

opened 1737

50 Churchgate St

grid reference TL 854 640

The building dates from the 19th century, possibly built onto 17th century parts, with much older origins including the remains of a 14th century curved ceiling in the cellar.

After closure the building was used for many years as Angela Morgan's dance school.

It was just called the Fleece from 1823 to 1865.

In 1823, the pub was listed in Hatter Street. also listed at 61/62 College Street.

A Victorian brewery was once located here.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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