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1 Langton Place Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NE, England
+44 1284 722999
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The live music is always great and we always have a good time in this bar. The cocktails are great and the staff are very tolerable of our loud company work nights out! :)

Thank Terri-louise T
Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I popped in here on a quiet Sunday for a cocktail whilst visiting Bury. I was under the impression that it was a classy and trendy cocktail lounge, but I was rather disappointed with what I found. It certainly looks like it is a really cool spot; the seating, the lighting, the music, and the overall ambiance are lovely. The... More 

Thank cdntraveller818
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

As we like to support local independant business we thought lets give the So Bar a try! After buying a glass of wine,which I never got to drink as the table was wonky and the glass toppled over and smashed the uninterested bar man swept the glass up whilst I said it was my fault,sorry in true english style,didnt seem... More 

Thank Sam W
Bury St Edmunds
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We visited on a Saturday lunch-time. Such a shame there was hardly anyone taking advantage of this lovely bar. Service good and nice ambience

Thank ElaineBSE43
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Love this bar on a Saturday night. The outside seating area is great and indoors even better. The lights are fab, live music has been brilliant and it's a great atmosphere to chat with friends. The price of drinks is pretty much standard for a popular small bar and can't fault the staff.

1 Thank Louise K
Suffolk England
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Potentially a cracking bar but it doesn't really know what it is really. The branding doesn't really work. The choice of beers is ok especially if you like lager and ciders but a tad pricey.

Thank Timlet1909
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

Great atmosphere, nice moody lighting, sat on the sofas at the back corner, was a nice secluded area.

1 Thank Nicola M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Popped in for a cup of tea/coffee during the Christmas fayre around 11. Ordered 2 teas and a coffee and was told there would be a bit of a wait on hot drinks. 20 minutes later asked where our drinks were to be told they had a run out of milk. 45 minutes after ordering still no drinks so we... More 

Thank Rubixcube1730
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

On reading the other reviews I was concerned when it was suggested on going here. However I was pleasantly surprised; it was a clean nice environment! With clean stylish toilets, cocktails were well priced and the staff were friendly! I will definitely be recommending this bar! A hidden gem!

Thank Blondie0101
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The worst (thinnest) cappuccinos I have ever had, one Earl Grey that did not taste of anything much, one green tea that was bitter, two hot chocolates that were nice. For this, we waited about 10 to 15 minutes - but to be fair, I think the waiter was by himself so had to do everything. It was not busy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Langton Place Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 722999

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