Photo of Oakes Barn

grid reference TL 851 640

opened 21/11/2013

owner free

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opening hours:

(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

regular real ales

Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Woodforde's Wherry

guest beers

4 changing guests

Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is West Suffolk

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Bury St Edmunds Oakes Barn

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

St Andrews St South, IP33 3PH

01284 761592

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A new build real ale pub, which opened on Thursday, November 21st 2013 and has established itself as a well-regarded community pub with excellent ale.

There are some period features and historic links within this traditionally run one bar pub, which serves up to six Real Ales by hand-pump plus three cask ciders. Light snacks are served all day, as are hot beverages. A beer garden is currently being planned; with a covered smoking area already available outside.

Children are welcome daytime/early evening.

A meeting room/function room is available free-of-charge to local community groups and is also available to hire for private functions (up to about 30 people).

According to the Bury Free Press:

The pub's name showcases its historical links with yarn merchant and banker James Oakes, who built the original building as a wool combing shed. Its logo also includes an oak tree, which he featured on his bank notes and is on the sign outside Lloyds Bank - once the Oakes Bevan & Co Bank.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Newspapers available Newspapers available

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.7 mile away Railway station about 0.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

free WiFi Free WiFi

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

Smoking area Smoking area

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


James Oakes was a historical figure in the town and part of the building used to be his stables.