Bury St Edmunds FoxReal Ale
1 Eastgate St, IP33 1XX
grid reference TL 857 643
owner Greene King (Old English Inns)email us
- Mon-Sat: 1100-2300
- Sun: 1100-2230
regular real ales
listed building grade II*
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Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 08/12/2016
A characterful building which is claimed to be (in part) the oldest remaining pub in town.
It's nicely furnished throughout with a courtyard garden. Live Jazz from 7.30 every Sunday evening.
According to Listed Buildings Register, it was built in the 15th century as a merchant's house, though it's probably older, being recorded as a hospice for the abbey before the Dissolution. Located just outside the old East Gate.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
(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 Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)