Bury St Edmunds Saracen's Head
previously known as: Great Headhistorical era: Victorian or Edwardian
60-65 Guildhall St
grid reference TL 852 638Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 11/08/2016
The building dates from the early 16th century, though the front is 19th century.
Now the Hunter Club, a popular live music venue.
Listed at 61 Guildhall St. in 1855. The 1881 census list 3 separate premises here, with a brewer at 63, a cooper at 64 and a publican (Great Head) at 65.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 31 Mar in 1841 states that :
Mary Ann GARDINER thanks the friends of her late husband...it is her intention to continue the business (at) the Sarecen's Head
A Victorian brewery is also listed here from 1864 until 1901.
(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)