Bury St Edmunds Dove
68 Hospital Rd, IP33 3JU
grid reference TL 848 637
owner Greene King
traditional drinking house
- 5 - 11pm (during week)
- 12 - 3pm + 6 - 11pm Sat
- 12 - 3pm + 6 - 10.30pm Sun
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Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
last updated 17/05/2015
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 direct from the barrel by gravity
Real draught cider available
Traditional separate public bar
Pub sells beer from local brewers
Traditional pub games available
Dogs are welcome
Children are welcome
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 1.2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
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)