The Ale Trail
Historic Bury St Edmunds is the perfect place to experience delicious real ale and unique craft beer
Raise a glass in the Beer Capital of Suffolk and become part of a 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 festivals, and 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.
To take part in the Bury St Edmunds Ale Trail download the LoyalFree App for free, simply search ‘LoyalFree’ on the iOS Apple and Google Play Store or pick up a map at The Apex, Moyse’s Hall Museum, or St Edmundsbury Cathedral Visitor Information Point when you are in town. Or download the Ale Trail now.
Established in 1872, Adnams is best-known as a brewer of beer. They also create hand-crafted spirits, import wines and have a number of stores.
Established in 2011 by Rene van der Ooort, Beautiful Beers is dedicated to bringing some of Europe’s finest beers to East Anglia.
Cocktail Bar and restaurant in the heart of Bury St Edmunds town centre
Dog & Partridge
British Pub grub is served at this traditional establishment with a range of cask ales.
Based on the corner site off the market square, Edmundo Lounge is a very historical-inspired venue with William Morris wallpaper and lots of leather seating.
Greene King Beer Cafe
We are the start and finish point for our daily award winning brewery tours. Greene King Beer Café is snuggled next to the brewery in Westgate Street
The Kings Arms offers traditional pub fayre with a contemporary twist and has a spacious outdoor dining area.
Nethergate Brewery Shop
Independent Brewery Shop in the heart of the historic Bury St Edmunds.
A traditional free house serving a wide selection of real ales and craft beer. Oakes Barn is a community hub with historic links to the medieval town.
Queens Bar and Grill
Queens is a new Bar & Grill set in one of Bury’s oldest free houses, serving American-inspired dishes with a variety of ales and craft beers.
The Angel Hotel
An Iconic hotel on Angel Hill with a relaxed bar area serving 7 different cask ales and beers with one developed by the hotel itself, which is brewed locally.
The Beerhouse offers a wide selection of Cask les and keg beers including Brewshed Beers from its own craft Brewery just down the road.
An independent free-house and the only brewhouse where you can see the beer in the making!
The Constitutional Club
The Constitutional Club hosts events and has a private member’s bar serving real ales.
The Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange is the Bury St Edmunds Wetherspoons pub, offering great value food and drinks, and often has guest ales on tap.
The Fox Inn
A 15th Century Inn that offers a cosy environment to eat and drink in.
A traditional pub based right in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, offering excellent value food, live music, and karaoke nights.
The Masons Arms
A traditional pub with a glass viewing area to the beer cellar below. Quiz night is hosted every Tuesday.
The Nutshell is Britain’s smallest pub, and has a selection of real ales.
The One Bull
The One Bull offers fresh seasonal regional food, an award-winning wine list & Brewshed beers from its own craft brewery just down the road.
The Old Canon Brewery
A proud and privately owned, genuinely independent free house in Bury St Edmunds
The Westgate Pub is a welcoming traditional pub, located in the medieval town of Bury St Edmunds.
The town’s newest cocktail bar and restaurant boasting two floors of space to drink, dine, and socialise with friends.
Vespers is a speciality Belgian beer bar serving a vast selection of beers ranging, from easy-drinking blonde beers to historic Trappist ales.