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Bury St Edmunds Dog

previously known as Tower Hotel, Talbot, Eastern Counties Railroad Tavern, Railway Tavern, Spotted Dog?


closed 1846

34 Churchgate St

grid reference TL 854 640

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 30/07/2015

According to Leonard Thompson in his book "Suffolk Coaching Days".

Joseph Wiggens was a retired coachdriver who drove the "Phenomena" coach from Norwich to Kings Lynn for 11 years. After his retirement in 1838 he moved to Bury and took The Dog which he later renamed The Eastern Counties Railroad Tavern (although I bet the regulars still called it The Dog!) He died in December 1843.

(info suppplied by Neil Langridge)

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 13 Sep in 1837 states that :

Frederick CLARK, after 9 years at the Coach & Horses, has removed to the Dog Inn, Churchgate St

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 08 Jun in 1842 states that :

Auction of the Dog Inn, Churchgate Street, BSE, with excellent Stables, Brewhouse & appurtenances with immediate possession (No landlord noted)

The Talbot was renamed the Eastern Counties Railroad Tavern in about 1842.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)