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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:

  • 12-3 (not Mon); 5-11; 12-3, 7-10:30 Sun
(Times last updated 29/01/2009)

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
last updated 21/11/2014

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 (not Sun or Mon) and comfortable accommodation is available.

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

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

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

station 0.3 mile away Railway station about 0.3 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Car park Car park


(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)