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.

Great Barton Bunbury Arms

Great Barton Bunbury Arms

Real Ale is sold here.

Ixworth rd (A134), IP31 2NX

grid reference TL 902 674

opened 1844

owner/operator: Greene King

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(01359) 231253

(01359) 231253

A popular local haunt for good value food & beer.

A Victorian brewery was based here. The pub was built in 1844 for Lord Bunbury, who wanted to keep his workers where he could keep an eye on them rather than them going into Bury for a drink.






Barton Hall is the seat of the Bunbury family and the buildings history dates back to the end of Elizabeth I reign. However the original Barton Hall was destroyed by fire in January 1914. Charles, the 8th Bunbury Baronet, was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1868. He died childless in 1886 and was succeeded by his younger brother, Edward, the 9th Baronet. He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds. He died unmarried in 1895 and was succeeded by his nephew, Henry, the 10th Baronet. He served as High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1908 and was a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. Charles, the 11th Baronet was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1936 and was a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. His son, William, the 12th Baronet, was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1972. His son, Michael, the 13th Baronet, has held the title since 1985.

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

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