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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.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

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 Nutshell

Bury St Edmunds Nutshell

Real Ale is sold here.

17 The Traverse, IP33 1BJ

grid reference TL 852 642

opened 1873

owner/operator: Greene King

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(01284) 764867

(01284) 764867

One of the claimants to the title "England's smallest pub", with an interior measuring only fifteen by seven feet and is listed by the Guinness Book of Records. Main drinking area is crowded if more than six people are in bar at any time. The record for the number of people crammed into the pub is said to be 102 (plus a dog called Blob). Contains various curios including a mummified cat & old halberd. Function room upstairs. The building dates from the mid-19th century.

Reputedly this was just a small house next to a pawnbroker's, but the pawnbroker noticed that a lot of his customers were alcoholics pawning their property to buy booze, so he saw a business opportunity in opening a pub next door.

It contains various curios including a mummified cat and old halberd…

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Facilities

Facilities

Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

In March 1984 101 people plus a dog managed to cram into this tiny bar - it was reported that "the breed of dog was slightly uncertain before the event and a total mystery afterwards".

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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