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The Nutshell

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Tight squeeze

Well in a nutshell it's a tiny pub. No longer allowed to take your pint outside and drink, bit like... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Quirky pub

Great atmosphere and a large variety of drinks for such a small venue. Friendly people happy to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Strood, United Kingdom
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17 The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ, England
+44 1284 764867
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well in a nutshell it's a tiny pub. No longer allowed to take your pint outside and drink, bit like the USA no drink in public area. However the place is nice and warm and cosy.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and a large variety of drinks for such a small venue. Friendly people happy to share gems of wisdom about Bury and surrounding areas. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A7418FZjulieh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great but not for the claustrophobic especially when its busy, lots of things to look at including the dead cat over the bar and some amusing signs reference coach parties etc. The beer was good and was of course Greene King.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KevinE157
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

What a wonderfully odd ball place and that’s how they like it! Great surley reception which masked a wonderfully protective attitude to the regulars and visitors alike. Simple and straight forward, warmed up and genuinely felt part of its history even after an hour. A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

We had been to the Green King brewery for a tour which our friends found quite fascinating, after the tour and the tasting was over we asked about this place and we were told how to find it, sadly when we got there the place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink on Friday evening. Tiny place but we managed to get a seat. Bar man and locals were friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CupcakeW
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My daughter and I stopped in for a quick pint after visiting the Bury open air market. The barman was witty and we enjoyed speaking with the locals. The barman related some of the history of the place and we had a great time. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This place has consistently held its standard over the years. As “Britain’s smallest pub,” it could obnoxiously capitalize on that but it doesn’t. It has stayed true to its roots. With global currency plastered all over the walls, its walls speak about the visitors from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GrininnB
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Finishing the nearby Greene King Brewery tour, we first of all visited the Dog and partridge then continued onto the Nutshell. Its Quirky and interesting; the walls and ceiling covered in tourists paper money and partnered with mummified animals....(for those that aren't aware, unfortunate cats...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Whilst on a coach trip staying in Ipswich, we had a day out in Bury. We arrived early and wandered off to find my husband's old Primary School - still there, after nearly 60 years since he left. Our next stop was the Nutshell -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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