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Bury St Edmunds Old Cannon

previously known as: St Edmund's Head, Cannon Brewery Inn

Real Ale

86 Cannon St, IP33 1JR

01284 768769

grid reference TL 854 647

opened 1845 circa

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Free House

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opening hours:

  • 12-11; 12-10:30 Sun

food times:

  • 12-9; 12-3 Sun
(Times last updated 31/01/2016)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Old Cannon Best Bitter, Gunner's Daughter + seasonal beers + guest beers

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 12/08/2016

This excellent brewpub is on the site of the original Cannon Brewery. Now in private hands, it is a true free house. The Cannon serves good quality food and comfortable accommodation is available.

Both the brewpub and stable block are Grade II Listed. They date from mid 19th century.

They brew their own beers on site and have 2 signature beers available throughout the year; Best bitter and Gunner's Daughter and have a rotating seasonal ale which they also brew on site. They conduct tours of the micro brewery (book for tour) and usually brew in the bar using two vessels every Monday and Wednesday.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Newspapers available Newspapers available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

station 0.30 mile away Railway station about 0.30 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

free WiFi Free WiFi

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

Smoking area Smoking area

(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)