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Photo of Royal Oak

grid reference TL 853 649

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last updated 14/09/2017

Bury St Edmunds Royal Oak

historical era: late 20th century

opened 1840s

closed 1970s

3 Tayfen Rd

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Now demolished.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post* in 1857 (January 13th) when Thomas Balls was landlord gave him as a witness in a case of a stolen pig.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post* in 1860 (November 20th) announced the sudden death, in his 45 year, of Mr Burch of the Royal Oak, Tayfen Road.

Sometime after WWI my Great Grandparents ran the Royal Oak in Tayfen Road and my dad spent some of his childhood living there.Chris Argent

The pub is shown on this OS town plan of 1855.

old OS map


(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)