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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 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.

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.

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

old OS map

A Victorian brewery was once located here.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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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)

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