Historic Bury St Edmunds is the perfect place to experience delicious real ale and unique craft beer

When you raise a glass in Bury you become part of an incredible and unrivalled brewing history dating back 1,000 years. In 1086, monks were brewing ale on the site of the Great Abbey using water from Bury’s chalk wells which are still used today by Greene King, one of the UK’s largest breweries.

From award-winning public houses to unique bars, there is a great choice of real ale and craft beer as well as live music, beer festivalsand quiz nights throughout the year providing something for everyone!

Mark your place in history, share your experience, tell others about your favourite pub, bar or speciality shop on Twitter using #BuryAleTrail

trap door pilsner label

Theatre Royal have launched a special Trap Door Pilsner to celebrate their 200th year

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Bury St Edmunds events are a great way to support and enjoy the town centre. Experience a fabulous range of food and drink as well asa great range of entertainment and stalls including a beach, mini farm, fairground rides, plant and flower stalls and celebrity chefs.

Whitsun Fayre Sun 26th – Mon 27th May 2019

Food and Drink Festival Sun 25th – Mon 26th Aug 2019

Christmas Lights Switch On Thurs 14th Nov 2019

CAMRA East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival Wed 1st – Sat 4th April 2019, Apex. National Beer Day 15th June 2019. Cask Ale Week 20th-30th Sept 2019. St Edmunds Day Tues 20th Nov 2019. Christmas Fayre Thurs 21st – Sun 24th Nov 2019. Christmas Fayre organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

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We’re working with Bury Tour Guides to bring you a Walking Bury Ale Trail