The Old Cannon Brewery
Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds

Old Cannon Best GBP 2.05
Guest ales from GBP 2.15 to GBP 2.65
Aspall's Cyder (5.5%) GBP 3.05
Hoegaarden, Erdinger, etc. GBP 3.35 (2004-01-24)

This is in the Good Beer Guide 2003.

This is off the trail of tourists and shoppers, but not far from either 
the town centre or the railway station, amongst the Victorian terraces 
along Cannon Street.  As well as a pub, it's an actual brewery, and you 
can see the coppers from the street.  The brewing apparatus has an 
enormous three-foot high metal switch.

Last orders and time are called with a a honky horn.

Behind the bar there are the products of the brewery on cask, guest real
ales, including a smoked one, real cider (from Aspall's), and a guest
French or Belgian beer of about 9.0% ABV (recently this has been La
Moinette and at the moment Piraat).  There's a huge wine range, and
food available.

The food is very good and the menu changes often.  I've had smoked eel and
gravadlax for different starters.  The helpings of potato and vegetables
are enormous.  The sausages are big, made with Gunner's Daughter bitter,
brewed on site, and come in threes.

I should mention that one of the rooms has been knocked through
vertically.  Sit near the bar, and look up.  Above the coving, there's
skirting boards, furniture, doors, windows, bags of grain, ducks flying up
a wall and a stringed musical instrument I can't identify.  Do not try
this at home.

There's also more seating in the back garden under, I think, a pergola.

(Latest fieldwork 2005-10-13)