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Photo of Dove

grid reference TL 848 637

opened 1837

owner Horace Stallan Ltd

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traditional drinking house

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opening hours:

  • 5 - 11pm (during week)
  • 12 - 3pm + 6 - 11pm Sat
  • 12 - 3pm + 6 - 10.30pm Sun
(Times last updated 05/04/2012)

regular real ales

Woodforde's Wherry


guest beers

many changing beers


Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is West Suffolk

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.



last updated 01/03/2019

Bury St Edmunds Dove

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

68 Hospital Rd, IP33 3JU

01284 702787

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This early Victorian backstreet community freehouse is located just five minutes from the town centre. The Dove has six hand pumps with more jugged ale direct from the cellar. There is also a good selection of real ciders. A twice winner of CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year, it is traditional and basic, just how pubs used to be - no lager, TV's, pool or gaming machines. The staff here are very knowledgeable about their ever-changing range of local ales.

Don't be put off by the Greene King signage, this is a freehouse with an excellent range of well-kept ales.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Newspapers available Newspapers available

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 1.2 mile away Railway station about 1.2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

Smoking area Smoking area


(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 Roger Waters)