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The Dove, Bury St Edmunds - pub details

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Address: 68 Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3JU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18159) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bury St. Edmunds (0.8 miles), Thurston (4.8 miles)

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Spread Eagle, Bury St Edmunds (0.2 miles), Elephant and Castle, Bury St Edmunds (0.2 miles), Oakes Barn, Bury St Edmonds (0.2 miles), Black Boy, Bury St Edmunds (0.3 miles), Rose and Crown, Bury St Edmunds (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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The Dove was one of the last pubs we tried on a late-October visit to Bury St Edmunds. It's outside the town centre. But it was very busy during our visit. There were no spare tables in either the main bar area or the adjoining smaller room. Ales were Woodforde's Wherry, Wolf Edith Cavell & Mad Wolf, Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold, Mighty Oak Captain Bob & Adnams Ghost Ship. Cider names were not listed. But all were from Burnard's. They were categorised as dry, medium and sweet. One of the best pubs in Bury.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Feb 2018 14:42
My 2nd pub and a short stroll from Oakes Barn and its this lovely free house tucked away on a residential street.

On a Saturday its open 12-3 then from at 12.45 its heaving when I arrive.

There are 6 ales on with most of them locales. I chose a pint of Grainstore Steelback IPA @ 4.2%. A very decent drop and is brewed a few steps away at the GK Westgate Brewery.

The mix of clientele is wide, with a cracking atmosphere, lots of good banter with people of all ages. Very much a locals pub just a stone’s throw from town but it’s superb.

Spartan old fashioned decor and the pub still has a parlour. There’s a brick open fireplace in the middle of the room.

This is the best pub of the day in Bury for me, I visit 6 in total and this wins.

On my next visit to Bury I will head straight here.

lezford - 20 Feb 2015 13:34
This pub is a case-study in how to run a cracking ale house: no music, no food, no Sky, no quiz nights, no karaoke, no disco. Just eight-or-so carefully curated local ales well kept by a clued-up landlord. The only downside I know of is the carpets, which used to smell of sick, but apparently they've been cleaned now...!
droolian - 13 Apr 2013 18:21
Still hands-down the best Real Ale pub in Bury St Edmunds.
Its won CAMRA East Anglian pub of the year too.
An ever-changing range of ales,porters,ciders from breweries all over the country.You can easily get a top-notch pint of under £3.
No lager though.Plenty of red wine though.
A passionate,knowledgable landlord.
The pub is refreshingly idiot-free too.
The plan is simple,tables,no music,no pool or darts,only pork pies and excellent local pork scratchings,friendly regulars,many of whom practise the art of conversation.
Always busy,whenever you go in,and for very reason,because it s great.
toolster - 23 Mar 2013 14:16
Rare to find such a 'proper' pub like this - does all the things a pub should do so very well.

Every pint I've had in here has been perfectly kept and the landlord really knows his stuff. He obviously knows what makes a proper pub too as you won't find quiz machines, TVs and the like in here. Don't bother asking for Stella or Carling either!

I only wish there were more pubs like this around.
Olsta - 30 Oct 2012 16:22

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