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Old Cannon Brewery Restaurant

86 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
+44 1284 768769
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The GF and I visited here today for Sunday Lunch on a visit to BSE. What is notable that all the poor and terrible reviews refer to the period before the new owners took over and should be ignored. Admittedly there is a terrible rating...More

Thank gilescorenwannabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for christmas day lunch and was a great experience...food was lovely, tasty and well presented, perfect portion sizes, staff were very attentive and doing an amazing job considering they were working on christmas day. Table was perfectly decorated with christmas decorations. Overall we loved...More

Thank Pixie896
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craig and Julie have done an amazing job in such a short space of time since taking over recently. Always a popular place and today we had Christmas lunch there and the service was impeccable, food just as good. It was a brilliant afternoon and...More

Thank Bernard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and the sausages are awesome. Mum had the Igor goulash which was lovely and rich and the Brother had the venison chilli which was extremely tasty. Will defo be back !!!

Thank jasperedlion
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Interesting building and excellent welcome by friendly staff Because of the snow in MK we werent sure we would make it but able to park right outside. Wonderful silver brewing vessels in bar area. We were surrounded by Christmas parties which was fun and added...More

Thank Yuccaman
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I thought you'd like this feedback. I have an electric car and have a meeting in BSE tomorrow at 11am. I was planning to come to the brewery with my client after the meeting for lunch. The Zap Map shows you offering a charge point...More

Thank IanC57
Craig N, General Manager at Old Cannon Brewery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hello Ian, I would respectively ask that you remove this review from here. We had already received your feedback and are in the process of investigating the issue with regards to whether we do even indeed have a charging point in the car park. Myself...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We had a Christmas meal on Saturday, very enjoyable. The food was great, all coming out at the same time and hot. Staff were very friendly, helpful and left you alone to enjoy the meal & chatting. (not “is everything ok” every 5 mins). Lovely...More

Thank Tania C
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Popped into this micro brewery pub for a lunchtime snack. Didn’t know what to expect....gastropub? No. Certainly the pub was set up for meals. But not overwhelmingly. There were actually a few bar stools at the bar! Very friendly greeting from the staff. Food menu...More

Thank ianmmmitchell
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with friend after a previous visit 5/10 years ago I can see that it is still a haunt for the real ale aficionados with the micro brewery onsite. I had lager! Had a lovely sausage and onion sandwich with chips/sweet potato fries...More

Thank harrrythedog
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The Old Cannon brewery used to be the place to meet a few years ago. It's now back with a good crowd, lively atmosphere all created by the new Tennant's. Food was nicely presented if a little pricey. Smoked salmon followed by steak and 2...More

Thank adrian l
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John R
12 October 2016|
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Response from Bernard W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Just seen the question and a bit late answering but they do have food for a vegetarian and best checking when going on website or ring. My partner is a vegetarian and always enjoyed the food there.
Chris R
24 September 2016|
Response from 11diner11 | Reviewed this property |
Haven't been on a Monday, but according to their website they do. (Not allowed to add the link by Trip Advisor's posting restrictions.)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 768769
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The Old Cannon is a Brewery, Bar, Brasserie and Bed & Breakfast.Our brasserie menu (Cannon Fodder) changes with the seasons and has starters and main dishes for all tastes and appetites and, if you are still ready for more, our puddings and British cheeseboard are definitely worth saving space for. There are at least three daily changing specials. For those with a smaller appetite, many of the most popular main courses are offered as a light main too.
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