Rougham Flying Fortress

Rougham Flying Fortress

North, 52.24809,0.75891

Closed: Not long after 2010.

opened 1988

Mount Road, IP31 2QU

grid reference TL 884 646

Substantial open-plan & modern styled free house set well back from road with tiled floors & decorated with photos & artefacts mainly related to the former WW2 airbase (Rougham) that was located nearby. Food is available all week (including a popular roast on Sundays) & two pleasant conservatories overlook the garden & provide excellent views of the surrounding area. The original building was much extended about 20 years ago. Although still enjoying a pleasant setting, in recent years the pub has enjoyed somewhat less of a rural location as new housing of the suburbs of Bury St Edmunds has encroached eastwards.

Although often described as being in Great Barton, and sometimes in Bury, the pub is actually within the parish of Rougham.…





Historical interest

Historical interest


The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) in the 1930s. The B-17 was subsequently used by the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) in their daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of WWII against German industrial, civilian, and military targets from 1943-45 and many were based on Suffolk airfields. Of the 1.5 million tonnes of bombs dropped on Germany by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 were dropped from B-17s. About 4,750, or one third, of B-17s built were lost in combat.

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