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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. 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 have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Bury St Edmunds Half Moon

Bury St Edmunds Half Moon

Closed 1920s

28 Buttermarket

grid reference TL 853 642

In the early 19th century it traded as a Posting & Commercial Inn.

The inn itself was actually on High Baxter St, in the wing of the building perpendicular to the roads. The small frontage onto the Buttermarket was the building now occupied by Argos.

A cinema was built in 1930s possibly in one wing of the old inn and later a bar was created to the rear of the cinema, called the Playhouse bar before finally closing in 1970s.

It's shown on this OS town plan of 1855.

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)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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