Monument record BSE 266 - 65 Guildhall street Saracen's Head Breweries

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Brewery located on Guildhall Street in Bury St Edmunds. Former site of the Golden Lion pub.


Grid reference Centred TL 8525 6382 (32m by 25m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86SE


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Full Description

Brewery located on Guildhall Street in Bury St Edmunds. Was also called great social club.(S1)
The brewery was found on the 1880's OS map (S2)
Could be linked to the Golden Lion Brewery. The Golden Lion public house was already trading by the end of the 18th century and was granted a full licence in 1857. A number of buildings, including a brewery, malthouse and engine house, were built on an adjacent plot of land in the late 1800s, forming the Golden Lion Brewery. Brewing appears to have finished in 1896, when the pub was sold to the rival Bishop's Brewery.
The buildings were taken over by the Warren family and used as business premises, although they are now derelict. The former site of the Golden Lion pub is now occupied by housing.
The brewery advertised in the Bury Free Press 13/02/1897. 1730 used for trading.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Lansman, P.. 2000. Brewing in Bury.
  • <S2> Map: OS. OS Map. 1880.
  • <S3> Source Checked: Suffolk Record Office. Bury Brewery Book.

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Record last edited

Jun 15 2011 11:33AM

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