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The Nutshell

17 The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ, England
+44 1284 764867
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You may need to wait for a seat, but it will be worth experiencing this pub. A one off and you are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Noosaville, Australia
Great oub

I look for good beer and good conversation. This had both. It’s quirky, tiny and fab. Good beer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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17 The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ, England
+44 1284 764867
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You may need to wait for a seat, but it will be worth experiencing this pub. A one off and you are almost bound to meet and talk to someone new!

Thank RobinLeChaudLapin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I look for good beer and good conversation. This had both. It’s quirky, tiny and fab. Good beer. Character landlord. Great! Just go

Thank JustMe6810
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a pre dinner drink and ended up chatting with 2 Scandinavian visitors for abit. The pub is delightful - seats about 6 with standing room. You end up talking to everyone!! No food on offer - just drinks! No room for proms...More

Thank Roberta R
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Popped into The Nutshell whilst on a visit to the Christmas Market, mainly due to it's reputation. It looked very crowded as we entered but amazingly we found somewhere to sit down. The beer and the service were very good. The barman told us that...More

Thank tiggerwoods
Reviewed 1 December 2017

While we were in the area we thought we would have a look at this tiny pub, We could get in as it was packed lol but it looked lovely.

Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Attending the Christmas market today in Bury St Edmunds which was amazing and couldn't leave the town without visiting the nutshell, the smallest pub in Britain, this quirky little pub is a must if you are in the area. Nice pint of Abbott and a...More

Thank Loppylou61
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped in for a quick drink before heading for the trains to London. Super small...but fun to squeeze in! Great service, too!

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I can now say that I have a few pints in the smallest pub in the UK. A really exceptional pub, steeped in history, just like most of the historic market town. If you are fortunate to get inside you will not be disappointed with...More

1  Thank Mr Harry B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

As others have mentioned a small pub. The Abbot Ale was well kept and the locals were friendly. Worth a visit if you are nearby.

Thank willf
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Left my Cleaveland Indians Hat on the moose head, when my friend stop in they take it down and send me a picture, its been 10 years hat still there,,,, will be there Thanksgiving , Nov 2017 will up date me hat

Thank George S. G
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