Photo of Flying Fortress

Rougham Flying Fortress

Real Ale

temporarily closed

Mount Rd, IP31 2QU

01284 787665

grid reference TL 884 646

opened 1988

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Rougham is part of the Rushbrooke with Rougham parish

Local licensing authority for Rougham is St Edmundsbury
last updated 09/11/2014

Substantial open-plan and modern styled free house set well back from road with tiled floors and decorated with photos and artefacts mainly related to the former WW2 airbase (Rougham) that was located nearby. Food is available all week (including a popular roast on Sundays) and two pleasant conservatories overlook the garden and provide excellent views of the surrounding area. The original building was much extended about 20 years ago. Although still enjoying a pleasant rural setting, in recent years the pub has enjoyed somewhat less of an isolated location as new housing of the suburbs of Bury St Edmunds has ever encroached eastwards.

Currently closed and boarded up, having been purchased by Greene King. It's believed that it will reopen as a Hungry Horse outlet.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

children-welcome Children are welcome

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

Car park Car park

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

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)


The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) in the 1930s. The B-17 was subsequently used by the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) in their daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of WWII against German industrial, civilian, and military targets from 1943-45 and many were based on Suffolk airfields. Of the 1.5 million tonnes of bombs dropped on Germany by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 were dropped from B-17s. About 4,750, or one third, of B-17s built were lost in combat.