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Thurston Fox & Hounds



Real Ale

Barton Rd, IP31 3QT

01359 232228

grid reference TL 917 650

opened early 1840s

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1200-1430, 1700-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2230

food times:

  • Mon: 1800-2030
  • Tue-Fri: 1200-1400, 1800-2030
  • Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1400
(Times last updated 07/05/2013)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA + Guest Beers [H]


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Local licensing authority for Thurston is Mid Suffolk
last updated 23/09/2014

This two bar pub is located in a 19th century listed building with a large selection of ever changing real ales on handpump, served by the cheerful landlord and staff. Situated close to the railway station on the Bury St. Edmunds to Ipswich line. The main bar offers comfortable seating and a separate area for diners - good home cooked food - whilst a separate public bar is popular for sport on TV and pool. Small outdoor patio area.

The pub was originally built to provide drinks for labourers building the railway line and station.

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 separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

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

station 0.050947 mile away Railway station about 0.050947 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Sport TV Sport TV

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)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)