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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 Nutshell

Bury St Edmunds Nutshell

Due to current regulations, pubs can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.

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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Historical interest

Historical interest

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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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