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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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Bury St Edmunds Saracen's Head

Bury St Edmunds Saracen's Head

also traded as Great Head

closed 1901

opened pre-1730

60-65 Guildhall St

grid reference TL 852 638

The building dates from the early 16th century, though the façade is 19th century. The building now houses the Hunter Club, a popular live music venue.

The Saracen's Head is listed at 61 Guildhall Street in 1855. The 1881 census lists 3 separate premises here, with a brewer at 63, a cooper at 64 and a publican (Great Head) at 65.

A Victorian brewery is also listed here from 1864 until 1901.

It's 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

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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)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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

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