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Bury St Edmunds Dove



Real Ale

68 Hospital Rd, IP33 3JU

01284 702787

grid reference TL 848 637

opened 1837

owner Greene King

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traditional drinking house


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opening hours:

  • 5 - 11pm (during week)
  • 12 - 3pm + 6 - 11pm Sat
  • 12 - 3pm + 6 - 10.30pm Sun
(Times last updated 05/04/2012)

guest beers

Nethergates


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Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
last updated 24/06/2015

This popular traditional beer pub offers a spacious main bar with bare floorboards and quieter seating areas. Outdoor seating both at the front and rear. Although the pub is owned by Greene King, and has GK signage, it's run effectively as a free house, with genuine guest beers.

No food - but great value half pint pots of pork scratchings and locally-produced snack-sized pork pies.

Six hand pulled beers, including Woodforde's Wherry and Maldon Gold. The other four pumps are constantly changing - often with East Anglian beers (LocAle). Strictly no lager!

The pub also hosts monthly meetings of a local folk group and holds a monthly quiz. No music, television or pool table, but the pub does have a range of traditional pub games.

Winner of the 'East Anglian CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year 2010' & Suffolk Pub of the Year 2013.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Newspapers available Newspapers available

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 1.2 mile away Railway station about 1.2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(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 Roger Waters)