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Bury St Edmunds Britannia

historical era: late 20th century

opened 1869

closed 1988

28 Ipswich St

grid reference TL 853 648

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last updated 06/12/2016

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on August 8th in 1876 when Ellen & John Manning were the landlords reports that :

In a case of assault the landlords of both the Railway Tavern and Britania, Thomas Garwood and John Manning respectively, gave evidence with respect to the victims sobriety. The question was asked, "how many half pints old Bury beer to make a man drunk?" It was suggested that 4 halves would do no harm but be beneficial."

Listed at 23 Ipswich st and 24 Ipswich st (in 1891)

In the March 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that this GK pub now offered Mild and IPA and closed at 11pm on Fridays & Saturdays.

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)