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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

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

Bury St Edmunds Everard's Hotel

Bury St Edmunds Everard's Hotel

also traded as Woolpack, Wool Pack, Wool Packet?, Red Lion, Thistle and Crown

closed 1991

Cornhill

grid reference TL 852 641

This was a Commercial & Family hotel near the Corn Exchange.

The Norfolk Chronicle refers to a Bury pub called the Wool Packet in August 1781. Was this the same as the Woolpack?

The Woolpack name may be a reference to the earlier inn listed in the Meat Market on this site?

My mother in law's parents ran the Everard's hotel. They were called Tom and Lucy Butcher. Regards Nige Cryer

Today the building is used as retail premises. It's reported that when the current Pizza Hut was being set up, no fewer than seventeen wells were found behind the premises.

It's shown here (though not named) on an 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)

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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

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