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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 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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