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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)

regular real ales

Woodforde's Wherry


guest beers

many changing beers


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Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.



last updated 22/05/2016

East Anglia CAMRA regional pub of the year in 2010 and 2013 this community pub has six hand pumps and a good selection of real ciders. The pub is traditionally basic, situated in a back street just 5 minutes from the town centre it has a man bar of scrubbed floorboards and a parlour. The staff are very knowledgeable about the ever changing range of beers. The Dove has no lagers, TVs or gaming machines. How pubs used to be.

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

Separate public bar 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 Dog friendly

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

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

station 1.20 mile away Railway station about 1.20 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

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

parking parking

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

Smoking area Smoking 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)