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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

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

Historical interest

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Landlords

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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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