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The Nutshell

17 The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ, England
+44 1284 764867
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A little gem

A absolute must for pub goers and real ale fans alike. England's smallest pub and what a little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
A must experience in Bury!

Reputed to be smallest public house in Britain! Excellent ale and a warm welcome in this quirky... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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17 The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ, England
+44 1284 764867
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A absolute must for pub goers and real ale fans alike. England's smallest pub and what a little gem. Charming locals (loads of them considering the size of the interior), lovely ale (the Abbott was delicious), plenty of seating and an amazing selection of drinks...More

Thank Colebag01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reputed to be smallest public house in Britain! Excellent ale and a warm welcome in this quirky public house! Worth waiting in a queue to get in!

Thank Steve_Hazell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to pass the Nutshell on a Monday evening and it was empty. The four of us went in and filled it! A couple of others squeezed in and we enjoyed an evening of getting to know one another. There's no room not...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

For many years the smallest pub in the UK, but lost its crown a couple of years ago, but still a must place to see and have a quick drink whilst in Bury St Edmunds, just so you can say you have been. Great beers...More

Thank Yorkie1948
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We drove past this wee little pub where 120 or so people did a Guinness Book of Records attempt of how many people can you squeeze into the UK's smallest Boozer. As soon as we entered, we were talking to the locals and sampling their...More

Thank WilfSurrey
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday the whole place was packed but there was only 20 people in it. That's why the Nutshell is the smallest pub in England. Nice beer though,worth a visit.

Thank Mikethepipes
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Stumbled upon this place completely by chance. In spite of its tiny size we managed to get two seats. The beer was very good. The incredible wall decorations were a sight to behold. Found the bartender and the locals to be very welcoming. Met an...More

1  Thank TravellingPandaA2B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Noted as the smallest pub in Britain. When we turned up it was very busy with people spilling out onto the pavement so there was little chance of getting inside. We managed to look in through the window and it certainly is as described -...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

One of the quirkiest pubs to be found in the UK and the smallest in Britain. Just enough room for a bartender and a few patrons, but there is plenty of room on the walls for scenery...find a mummified cat amongst the fun collection! Speckled...More

1  Thank dejectedsketch
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Been here before. Billed as the smallest pub in Britain. It's certainly small. You definitely have to talk to your fellow patrons, even if it is only to say excuse me. Definitely a novelty to visit. Beer is good. Lots of quirky decorations on the...More

1  Thank Kenneth M
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