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Bury St Edmunds Everard's Hotel
also traded as as: Woolpack, Wool Pack, Wool Packet?, Red Lion, Thistle and Crownhistorical era: late 20th century
This was a Commercial & Family hotel near the Corn Exchange. It's shown here (though not named) on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
The Norfolk Chronicle refers to a Bury pub called the Wool Packet in August 1781. Was this the same as the Woolpack?
The Woolpack name may be a reference to the earlier inn listed in the Meat Market on this site?
My mother in law's parents ran the Everard's hotel. They were called Tom and Lucy Butcher. Regards Nige Cryer
Today the building is used as retail premises. It's reported that when the current Pizza Hut was being set up, no fewer than seventeen wells were found behind the premises.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.