grid reference TL 854 641
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listed building grade II*
Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 16/03/2018
Bury St Edmunds Angel Hotel
(licensed, but not a pub)
Real Ale is available here
3 Angel Hill, IP33 1LT
A family owned 4 star hotel in the town centre, covered with Virginia creeper. Styled with a traditional Georgian elegance.
Records show that there has been an inn on this site since about the 13th century. In fact there were once three ancient inns on this site - the Angel, the Castle and the Boar's Head, with the earliest reference to an inn here dating back as far as 1281. The present building dates from around 1774-1776 when it was also a posting inn.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Railway station about 0.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Just inside the nearby Abbey Gardens is a memorial to seventeen local martyrs who were burnt at the stake for their adherence to the protestant faith, as part of the Marian persecutions. Two of the martyrs, J & H David were executed in early November 1558, just before Queen Mary's death.