Bury St Edmunds Old Cannon
previously known as: St Edmund's Head, Cannon Brewery InnReal Ale
86 Cannon St, IP33 1JR
grid reference TL 854 647
opened 1845 circa
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- 12-11; 12-10:30 Sun
- 12-9; 12-3 Sun
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 22/05/2016
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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Pub sells beer from local brewers
Railway station about 0.30 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
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)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)