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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 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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Gallery

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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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