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Bury St Edmunds Hunted Stag

previously known as Lamb & Flag


closed 1929

33 St John's St

grid reference TL 852 646

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 30/07/2015

The core of the building dates from the 17th century; it was extended in the 18th and early 20th centuries.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 15 Dec in 1860 states that :

George Wilson, nut hawker, of Bury, was charged with assaulting Barnard LEONARD, landlord of the Lamb & Flag Beerhouse, Bury. Prisoner committed.

An application for a full licence was reported in the Bury & Norwich Post, & Suffolk Herald of 28th August 1877:

Mr J S Greene appeared to make an application for a full licence to be granted to the Hunted Stag beerhouse, situated in St John's-street.- Mr C E Salmon appeared to opposed the application. ... taking into consideration the position of the house, the fact that it had recently been rebuilt and restored, and presented the appearance of a full licensed house, that it had a sufficiency of stable accommodation, &c. ... The bench consented to the application, subject to the confirmation of the Licensing Committee.

(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 Bob Mitchell)