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Photo of Six Bells

grid reference TL 855 640

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listed building grade II


CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.


last updated 19/10/2017

Bury St Edmunds Six Bells

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1885

Crown St

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Some sources suggest this commercial inn and posting house was in the building at the corner of Angel Hill and Chequer Square (with frontage to the square), however this 1885 OS town plan makes it clear that it was actually slightly to the north of this building, with frontage to Angel Hill.

old OS map

In the late 18th and early 19th century this was a notable family coaching inn and posting house including the "New Accommodation Light Pair Horse Coach" which in 1823 set out from here daily at 8am and guaranteed to get to Norwich in 6 hours.

The inn has also been listed at 36 Churchgate Street.


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)