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The Dove

Open Now: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Proper pub

Proper pub out of the centre, staff and local were friendly to me as a visitor, excellent beers... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Glenn W
via mobile
Most welcoming.

A lovely traditional style pub with a welcoming friendly atmosphere. Dog friendly. A good choice of... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
via mobile
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“proper pub”(5 reviews)
“real ale”(7 reviews)
68 Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3JU, England
+44 1284 702787
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Proper pub out of the centre, staff and local were friendly to me as a visitor, excellent beers, wish there were more pubs like this near me. This is what a pub should be

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

A lovely traditional style pub with a welcoming friendly atmosphere. Dog friendly. A good choice of real ale. Knowledgeable bar staff who always have time to chat.

Thank Wanderer767976
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

A real gem of a place! Roger not only is a great host but is a great boss too. My daughter started working there when she was 15 collecting glasses and he’s always taken great care of her as well as the rest of his...More

1  Thank Trek631375
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Another great night, with great company and some really stonking beers! Looking forward to the next impromptu evening....

1  Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Always at least 8 real ales on, real cider, no lager, pork scratchings (some so large you ca recognise body parts), pies cracking staff, no music, great company and best of all, Old Rog!

Thank Mark W
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

A tradition pub which is hard to find these days. Welcoming and friendly bar staff. Excellent value at under £3 a pint. Local brews well kept. Will be back!

Thank edn302
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We stopped here by chance after walking up to Bury St Edmund's Cemetery and Chapel. It was closed on the way up but opened as usual for some pub around five o'clock. The staff was great letting us sample a few of the local beer...More

Thank peaz7805
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is the very best pub in Bury St Edmunds. It is a no nonsense place where you can enjoy real ale and good conversation! We had a lovely evening here chatting to everyone though we are not locals. The landlord knows his beers and...More

Thank Exonians
Reviewed July 13, 2017

If you like a pub with no food, no music, no pool, no darts, but a vast selection of real ales, this place is a must

Thank Marcus S
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Pros: Good selection of well-kept beers, no music. Cons: Shabby decor, honking washroom facilities, general air of squalor. Racist, sexist and awkward landlord. Entertainment prospects: Try pushing your way to the bar through the assembled sullen regulars. Summary: The pub where nobody laughs. Might enjoy...More

7  Thank Moxycoxy
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