Bury St Edmunds Dolphin Inn summary from Suffolk Camra
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Bury St Edmunds Dolphin Inn

  • 50 Cannon St
  • grid reference TL 854 648
closed 1920-1970
  • opened 1830s
  • closed 1953c
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".