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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of 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

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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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