Bury St Edmunds Masons' Arms
previously known as: Bricklayers ArmsReal Ale
14 Whiting St, IP33 1NX
grid reference TL 853 640
owner Greene Kingemail us
- Mon-Thu: 1100-2300
- Fri-Sat: 1100-2330
- Sun: 1200-1530, 1900-2230
- Mon-Fri: 1200-1430, 1730-2030
- Sat: "all day"
- Sun: 1200-1430
regular real ales
Genuine guests as well as GK range
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 05/10/2016
Traditional two bar local retaining many original features. Greene King's flagship pub with a wide range of beers including trial beers unavailable elsewhere.
Curiously, though the pub is the Masons Arms, the old sign says Mason Arms. Mistake or interesting story?
The building dates back to the early 16th century; the weatherboarding from the 19th.
Note that half pints of ale are priced more than half of the cost of a pint.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Railway station about 0.80 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(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)