The Dove - Bury Saint Edmunds

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68 Hospital Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 3JU

+44 1284 702787




Based on 65 reviews.


Agregated reviews (65) The Dove - Bury Saint Edmunds

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Really warm welcome at the dove and a great selection of real ales. Two regular ales (Woodfordes Wherry and Crouch Vale Brewers Gold) and four guest ales that change frequently. Limited food options but the pork pie (supplied by a local butchers) made for a nice snack between beers. The pub inside and out is nothing special, but the important ingredients are spot on, good beer, reasonable prices, lots of variety and friendly knowledgable staff.

5 by Harley Williams Review source

Honest old-fashioned pub; 4 stars would be an insult; 6 handpumps; more beers on gravity; prices are risibly low; table games equipment available; no music; no bandits; car park; outdoor tables; enthusiastic, committed & friendly licensee; must be one of England's 10 best pubs; interesting historical article on website;

5 by Review source

A regular feature in the Good Beer Guide, The Dove is a fantastic pub that specialises in real ale- if you want a lager, don't come here!

There is a regular circulation of predominantly local ales, all of a high quality.

The bar snacks are excellent, in particular, the pork scratching!

5 by Alex Davies Review source

A very friendly, real ale pub with an excellent, ever-changing, selection of good beers, all priced very competitively. I love the fact they even serve a few beers from jugs because they're aren't enough handpulls - they just can't get the beer out fast enough!

5 by Simon Ingram Review source

Love love love coming to the dove! Roger and his Staff are lovely. Just a good oldfashion pub. No TV no Fruit machines, No Food - but great drinks and snacks, Pork scratching are the best in Suffolk. Lovely atmosphere, Great drinkers, no trouble!

5 by Review source

A great place to sit with friends. Pleasant staff. I tried a new snack for beer (in Belarusian, 'pork bacon', and in English it sounds like 'pork pie'! It was delicious and the beer also liked it.)

5 by Review source

Excellent beer, well kept and served with a constantly changing line up of ales at sensible prices.
Very comfortable pub to drink with relaxed atmosphere, candidate for best pub in the world.

5 by Review source

A no nonsense drinker's pub. Great selection of real ales and ciders that are changed daily, friendly staff and always packed with locals. No TVs or gambling machines just a traditional pub.

5 by Rory Manzaroli Review source

Fab old fashioned beer house with little pretensions to modern times but superbly kept always changing British ale. No lager permitted. Friday night is a crush. Pork scratchings worth a try.

5 by Review source

I love this place ! It’s like chicken soup for the soul ! After a bad day 2 pints of wherry , a pork pie , pork scratchings and a bottle to take home all for a tenner !

5 by Review source

Fantastic pub. The way a pub should be. Excellent beer, brilliant staff and always a friendly atmosphere. If you want a great pint in Bury - head to The Dove.

5 by Phillip Tailby Review source

Love the beer, the prices and friendlyness of the staff, our Boxer Max loves the pork scratchings! Nice to be able to take him in the pub with us :)

5 by Review source

Real ale pub with fine selection of local brews. A bottled lager option would be nice, but great atmosphere if a little crowded at times.

4 by I Review source

This is a proper pub selling proper beer at sensible prices to proper beer drinkers. No better place to get a pint of real ale in Bury

5 by Wayne Stallwood Review source

At last a real pub serving an excellent choice of beers at excellent prices a real pub without Sky, pool, music and kids!! Bliss!

5 by Review source

Last of real ale pubs, no larger on sale, staff know their beer. Can become really packed and decor is bit ropey in places

4 by James 47298 Review source

Excellent real ale pub, no good for lager fans. If you want an interesting selection of ales this is the best pub in Bury.

5 by Review source

Would be 5 stars if they served food. There's only so many pork scratchings one can eat.

4 by Review source

Absolutely the best pint you get anywhere around this area friendly atmosphere a great pub

5 by Review source

Without doubt, the best pub in Bury. Great atmosphere, amazing beers and lovely staff!

5 by Review source

roger for prime a pub that well without the fuss can run the country.

5 by Review source

Spit and sawdust pub with a local crowd, great beer a and fabulous pork scratchings.

4 by James Daniel Review source

A great classic style pub, large selection of Ales and a CAMRA supporter

5 by Review source

Good old fashioned pub. Great beer some snacks no music no TV. Wonderful

5 by Lindsay Forbes Review source

Lovely friendly staff, the ales are second to none in Bury St Edmunds

5 by Review source

Love this local pub. Roger really knows how to look after his beer.

5 by Matt Law Review source

Beautiful little pub and very local! Good food and drink!

5 by jeremy lea Review source

Quite simply the greatest pub in Bury St Edmund's.

5 by Grant Norman Review source

Brilliant beer selection every time, great prices too!

5 by Bryan Hatt Review source

Only serves real ale 6 on tap no swearing no lager

5 by Matt Wilson Review source

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