Bury St Edmunds Dog
previously known as Tower Hotel, Talbot, Eastern Counties Railroad Tavern, Railway Tavern, Spotted Dog?
Victorian or Edwardian
34 Churchgate St
grid reference TL 854 640
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last updated 07/11/2014
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)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)