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Last Updated on January 10, 2024. Written by Our Bury.

Last few days of Dry January? Here’s what you need to know to keep with it.


Are you looking for more variety rather than soft drinks and sparking water this Dry January?

If you’ve been doing Dry January but are now looking for more variety rather than soft drinks and sparkling water then there are plenty of options in the pubs and bars of Bury St Edmunds town centre meaning you don’t have to turn down a night out or think there’s nothing to entice you in.  And if you haven’t stuck to Dry January but still fancy a change, read on for some delicious low and no alcohol options worth sampling.

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Eating out but want to keep a clear head?  Mowgli Street Food offers Lucky Saint 0.5% lager or try their mango lassi yoghurt drink. Take a look at Verve’s special Dry menu of mocktails where you’ll find a selection that includes a Toffee Espresso Marti-no or a Mock Mango Marg. They also have zero alcohol amaretto, gin and rum as well as a number of lagers.  Plus there’s even a 0% bottomless brunch on offer too.  At The One Bull – as well as their usual range of 0% beer and wine look out for some new flavours from Crossip.  Try rich and spicy Dandy Smoke with a ginger beer or cola.  Sister establishment Damson & Wilde has a selection of no-alcohol cocktails too.

Mocktails are very much the flavour of the month at many of the bars in town. Fancy a Flight of the Dove or a Cat’s Meow?  They’re just two of the mocktails at Baskervilles.  Or pick a Coconut and Pineapple Punch from the range on offer at Edmundo Lounge.  Staying with the fruit flavours how about an Apple No-jito at Boosh? And try an Elderflower Spritz at Lipstick and Locks which combines beauty salon with cocktail bar.

If you’re heading to a show at The Apex then check out the range of low and no alcohol drinks at the bar.  They include a 0% gin and from local brewer Greene King a 0.5% version of the popular Old Speckled Hen.  Local pubs with a selection of low and no include The Masons Arms with Heineken 0.0% alongside their range of Cask Ales to try after Dry January.

Whether it’s for a Dry January night in or a booze-free weekday because it’s a work night, then there are lots of shops in town that can help.  At Beautiful Beers you’ll be able to choose from a selection that you might not find elsewhere such as vandeStreek Fun House New England IPA 0.5%, Sassy non alcoholic organic cider 0% and Viven Nada IPA 0.3% to name but a few.  At Adnams town centre shop you can pick up the 0.5% version of Ghost Ship or Wild Wave the 0.5% cider.   And at Nethergate there’s a 0.5% version of their popular amber ale Venture – it’s called Venture Point Five.

Don’t forget that if you do fancy a tipple you can follow the Our Bury St Edmunds Ale Trail on the LoyalFree App.  All the establishments featured will still welcome you for a soft drink, low or no option and perhaps even a cup of coffee.  Keep visiting and follow our social media channels for all the latest updates from Our Bury St Edmunds.