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Outdoor Venues in Bury St Edmunds

Posted on Wednesday, 19th July, 2017

The summer is in full swing! The weather is warm, the sun is (sometimes) shining and there is a buzz everywhere you go! It is a time to socialise with friends and enjoy everything that our fantastic town has to offer! It is for this reason that we have put together a list of some of the best outdoor venues in Bury St Edmunds where you can enjoy lunch or evening drinks.

Whether you are looking for a few social drinks or cocktails, some coffee and cake to re-fuel, a full lunch, or even a picnic, below are some of the best outdoor venues in Bury St Edmunds.


So Bar

So Bar has developed a big reputation as the venue of choice for anything from morning coffee to night life, however arguably its best asset is its excellent outdoor seating area.

Set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, you can enjoy cocktails, beers or fine wines from around the world while you watch the world go by in a smart and comfortable location.

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Guat’s Up

This cafe/bar with a difference offers some of the best coffee around by day, however by night it turns into a great cocktail bar where you can enjoy a few drinks on balmy summer evenings in their beautiful walled garden.

Set in the middle of Bury St Edmunds with all the buzz you would expect, this is a great place to be, night or day.

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Really Rather Good

If you’re looking for coffee and cake at its very best, you need to head to the Really Rather Good coffee house where you can enjoy a wide range of top quality teas, great coffee and a delicious selection of home made delights!

On top of all this, its outdoor seating area enjoys a prime location overlooking Bury St Edmunds’ famous and historic Angel Hill.

More info here

Casa Del Mar

You may know Casa Del Mar for its delicious tapas and mezze menu, however, did you know that they also serve superb locally roasted coffee, delicious teas and homemade cake throughout the day?

Enjoy all this in their pretty courtyard for a lovely afternoon coffee break.

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Masons Arms

Feeling a little more peckish? Then why not enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal using only the freshest local ingredients - all at fantastic prices.

The beer garden offers plenty of seating, surrounded by ivy-covered historical red brick walls, it is the perfect place to get together for lunch and drinks.

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The Northgate

This historic house located just outside Bury St Edmunds town centre has recently been converted into one of the finest boutique hotels in the area. The restaurant offers relaxed and refined menus that cater for all tastes.

For the al fresco experience, there is a beautiful courtyard where you can enjoy all of these culinary delights in a quiet and comfortable open air environment.

More info here


Abbey Gardens

If you fancy the proper outdoor eating experience, then why not enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings of Abbey Gardens?

There are loads of different areas where you can find your perfect spot. Find open space in the main park area, keep the kids entertained near the play area or find peace and tranquility among the historic ruins.

More info here

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