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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 Playhouse Bar

Bury St Edmunds Playhouse Bar

Closed 1970s (early).

opened 1960s

High Baxter St

grid reference TL 853 642

The Playhouse Bar was to the rear of the former Playhouse Cinema. The entrance to the Playhouse Bar was up an alley way from High Baxter Street. It had only one long bar.from Keith Willingham

The Playhouse Bar stood roughly where Argos is now; the ancient Half Moon inn was behind it, closer to High Baxter Street.

This [pub] was located behind what was LD Faiers' Wine Shop in the late 60 - 70s. There was a walk way between Buttermarket and High Baxter St and pub was midway between the two. It may have been originally a part of the Playhouse Cinema that was in Buttermarket? I worked there as a lad cleaning up on Sundays!!from G Reeve

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

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