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The Fox Inn is an independent family run pub restaurant in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds.

Nestling within the historic grid and conservation area, the Fox Inn and Restaurant is situated beside the Abbey Gardens and within five minutes walk of the town centre and Bury St Edmunds Cathedral.

Fresh 'gastro' food and high quality drinks, particularly cask ale awaits.Thoughtfully prepared within a relaxed informal environment for both food and drink at lunch and in the evening.

Opening Hours

7.00am-11am Monday – Friday
And from 8.00am – 11.00am at weekends & bank holidays

Non-residents welcome for breakfast from £4.95
Full english breakfast £10.95

Morning Coffee and pastries served until noon

12.00 – 2.30pm Monday – Saturday
Sunday until 4.00pm

5.00pm – 9.30pm every day
Ideal for pre-theatre

Local Interest

Bury St Edmunds lies equidistant between Cambridge (40 Minutes) and the Suffolk coast. Lavenham, Clare, Cavendish and Long Melford are all approximately 25 minutes drive.

Newmarket is just 20 minutes.

The Fox is within 2 minutes walk of The Abbey Gardens and Bury St Edmunds Cathedral and the town centre with its mix of national brands and an array of individual independent shops offer a wide range of choice.

We have a large customer car park and courtyard garden. Well behaved children welcome. We have highchairs and baby changing facilities.

For those looking for restaurants or hotels, Bury St Edmunds is conveniently located in Suffolk near Newmarket and is convenient for the following local towns:

  • Cambridge
  • Long Melford
  • Lavenham
  • Suffolk's county town of Ipswich
  • The Suffolk coast.

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A favourite venue for any celebration party, available at lunchtime or in the evening any day of the week. Ant part of our pub restaurant is available for bookings - be sure to book early, particularly for Christmas Parties.

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Business meetings over lunch or dinner, or a quiet corner in the afternoon with a coffee or glass of wine, bring your laptop and enjoy some peace away from the office.


"It is the first chance we have had to write regarding our stay the Sunday before last on the Jazz Deal Package. Once again we had a brilliant stay and cannot commend the Duty Manager and all the staff enough. The service was first class and the meal on Sunday night was exceptional. We have eaten at some of the best restaurants, i.e. The Ivy, Langans, Clarages etc and the food served at The Fox is as good as any of them, you should be proud of your chefs and all of your staff who collectively contributed in making our stay a memorable one.

The Manager was again on duty at breakfast on Monday morning and was just as efficient and friendly as he was the night before after a busy service.

Thank you for such a nice stay and we will be back again in the near future."

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The Fox Inn & Restaurant
1 Eastgate Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1XX

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Town centre inns don’t get much better than The Fox – a stunning 15th-century building opposite the Abbey Gardens, a stroll from the famous cathedral. Refurbished with style and panache by passionate owners, it draws foodies for seasonal dishes that champion local produce: free-range farm meats, Bury-baked bread, organic milk and local free range eggs. Escape the shops and bag a table by the fire in the Green Room, replete with fine Jacobean panelling, painted Lloyd Loom chairs and fresh flowers.There’s duck liver and tarragon parfait, old Spot pork loin with cider cream sauce, haddock with beetroot and caper relish; or relax over a roast leg of lamb with fresh mint stuffing for Sunday lunch. Beautiful, hugely comfortable bedrooms, crafted from a period barn in 2008, individually styled using locally sourced and reclaimed materials are the cherry on the cake. Expect oak floors, old brick walls, Cole & Sons wallpapers, hand made brass beds, super-swish bathrooms, and, in the spacious and raftered Hayloft Suite, a super-size contemporary oak four-poster with a bath for two.
Alastair Sawday’s


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