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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. 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 be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Bury St Edmunds Royal Oak

Bury St Edmunds Royal Oak

Closed 1970s

opened 1840s

3 Tayfen Rd

grid reference TL 853 649

Now demolished.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post* in 1857 (January 13th) when Thomas Balls was landlord gave him as a witness in a case of a stolen pig.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post* in 1860 (November 20th) announced the sudden death, in his 45 year, of Mr Burch of the Royal Oak, Tayfen Road.

Sometime after WWI my Great Grandparents ran the Royal Oak in Tayfen Road and my dad spent some of his childhood living there.Chris Argent

The pub is shown on this OS town plan of 1855.

old OS map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(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)

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