Photo of Joiners' Arms

Bury St Edmunds Joiners' Arms

historical era: late 20th century

opened c1840

closed 1980

57 Garland St

grid reference TL 854 645

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 12/08/2016

Now residential.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 14 Feb in 1844 states that :

To let, a Beer-House, The Joiners' Arms, Garland Street, Bury, with a neat brewing plant for 3 coombs, with immediate possession.
(No landlord noted)

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Oct 1865 states :

At the auction of the Stowmarket Brewery, in October 1865, nine properties belonging to the brewery were sold in separate Lots. Lot 8, the Joiner's Arms, a beer house, in Garland Street, Bury, let at £18 per annum, freehold, was knocked down, at £340, to Messrs. Phillip Brothers.

Listed at 48 Garland St in 1874 and at 57 Garland st in 1891.

Reported in Last Orders in Jan 1981 as closed by Greene King without a license.

(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 Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


The Company of Joiners were granted a coat of arms in 1571. Traditionally they were usually employed in producing more ornamental work than carpenters.