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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Bury St Edmunds Elephant and Castle (Trunk)

Bury St Edmunds Elephant and Castle (Trunk)

closed August 2012

opened 1860s

last owner/operator: Greene King

2 Hospital Rd, IP33 3JT

grid reference TL 852 637

Closed August 2012, reportedly after a long period of poor trade.

In late 2014, planning permission for conversion into a funeral parlour was granted.

'The Trunk' was a Victorian street corner pub fronting on to Hospital Road. Access to the car park was from the main Parkway. Despite overlooking a busy junction the two bars of this community pub had a village local feel to them. The rear bar was the hub for many games teams including football, darts, cribbage, and dominoes. Outside was a large garden with children's play area.

The pub stood on "Hellfire Corner", so named because of god-botherers who used to stand here preaching hellfire and damnation.

The building dates from the early 19th century.

Also listed at 3 Hospital Rd.

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Footnote

An elephant & castle has appeared in the crest of the Cutlers Company since 1622. Ivory was then used to create knife handles. Some claim that the name derives from "Infanta of Castile" a reference to Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I.

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

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