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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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 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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(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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