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Bury St Edmunds One Bull

previously known as Bull, Abbey, Black Bull

Real Ale

25 Angel Hill, IP33 1UZ

01284 848 220

grid reference TL 855 642

opened 1480 circa

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1200-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-2400
  • Sun: 1200-1800

food times:

  • Mon-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2200
  • Sun: 1200-1630
(Times last updated 24/08/2010)

regular real ales

Brewshed Best, Pale, American Blonde & guests

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
last updated 31/07/2015

Close to Abbey gardens, this is believed to be Bury's oldest pub.

This venue has been extensively refurbished and new owners are now trying to encourage a more mature clientele - Friday night is Oyster night! - many other wine and food options (Noon-2.30; 6-10 and Noon-4.30 on Sun). Children welcome during daytime.

Adnams Bitter and Broadside plus Woodfordes Wherry always in stock and one guest beer. Now cask marque accredited

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.6 mile away Railway station about 0.6 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

(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 One Bull has stood here for over six centuries. Its name derives from the Latin bulla, meaning "the seal of the monastery". There's no mystery as to which monastery this refers to.