Photo of One Bull

grid reference TL 855 642

opened 1480 circa

owner Gusto Pronto Ltd

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listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 02/01/2018

Bury St Edmunds One Bull

also traded as as: Bull, Abbey, Black Bull

(temporarily closed)

25 Angel Hill, IP33 1UZ

01284 848 220

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Close to the Abbey gardens, this is believed to be Bury's oldest pub.

The One Bull is run by the Brewshed brewery, based at the Beerhouse in Bury St Edmunds. Four Brewshed beers are usually available plus guest beers. Children are welcome before 6pm in the bar and 8pm in the restaurant but evenings are strictly for over 18s.

The pub is temporarily closed due to damage done when the adjacent Cycle King shop was destroyed in a fire on September 29th. We understand it's due to reopen on February 1st.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


The One Bull has stood here for over six centuries. Its name derives from the Latin bulla, meaning "the seal of the monastery". There's no mystery as to which monastery this refers to.