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The Fox Inn is an independent family run pub restaurant in the historic buy cryptocurrency 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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Special Offer:
Jazz & Blues, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Sunday Jazz & Blues Special - £75 per person includes:  3 Course Dinner with Wine, Live Jazz & Blues and Bed & Breakfast

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Live Music

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Sunday is the new Saturday!

Jazz Club

Live Jazz & Blues from 7.15pm every Sunday evening.  Enjoy a drink or supper and be entertained in a relaxed and informal ‘jazz & blues club’ atmosphere.The Fox live jazz & blues evenings feature musicians who each week play a variety of styles from jazz & blues standards, smooth cocktail, soul and pop influenced to funky modern improvisation.

Entrance is free. Like to have supper? Table reservations are recommended.  Book a table for supper and its yours for the evening.

New Years Eve Party

[ticket only booked in advance and subject to availability]

with CAPRICORN soul/funk band and sounds of the 70’s
5 course dinner and live music with dancing until 1am £65 per person
[book early as limited to 65 places]
£15 non refundable deposit per person


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."


Fox Live Jazz/Blues Gig Guide


Sunday evening
7.15pm – 10pm


Featured Musicians/Vocalists

6 November Sunday


‘Renditions of Blues and Jazz Classics delivered with
Expression and Emotion
A must for fans of Eric Clapton’

Chris Newman - guitar/vocals
Myke Clifford - sax/flute/vocals
Sue Szymanski - percussion

13 November Sunday

Brooks Williams Duo

‘American singer/songwriter delivers the Deepest and Intense Blues

Brooks Williams - guitar/vocals
Myke Clifford - sax/flute/vocals

20 November Sunday


‘Latin infused jazz will have you moving and grooving in your seat!’

Helen Abbey - vocals
Matt Keane - keyboards/organ
Dave Burrluck - guitar
Alex Best - drums

27 November Sunday

Gione Antony & Brazilliance

‘Authentic Brazilian excursions full of Passion, Sentiment and Joy
A fun and uplifting evenings entertainment’

Gione Antony - vocals/guitar
Myke Clifford - saxes/flute/vocals
Rob Palmer - bass guitar
Sue Szymanski - percussion

4 December Sunday

11 December Sunday

18 December Sunday

25 December Sunday
There will be no Sunday Evening jazz during December but JAZZ CLUB will be resumed
in January

Sunday Jazz & Blues Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Offer

£75.00 per person (two sharing)

Available on telephoned bookings only

Includes 3 course dinner, bottle of wine (see selection below)
Bed and Suffolk breakfast served from 7.00am
Please note: Supplement of £4 per person choosing steak

Upgrade to the Executive Hayloft Suite for £85 per person (with two sharing).

Check in from 2.30pm
Check out by 10.00am; enjoy a lazy breakfast served until 11.00am.

Once you have parked outside your room all of the following are within a few minutes walk or just relax in the Lounge or your room:

  • Take a walk in the Abbey Gardens opposite, where there are plenty of sheltered spots to sit.
  • Spend the afternoon discovering the large selection of independent shops and the new Arc Shopping Centre. Shops start just 5 minutes walk away.
  • Visit The Cathedral and St Marys Church with its amazing stained glass windows. (5 minutes)
  • Better still pamper yourself with a visit to SK Spa and enjoy one of our special Fox Discount Packages for him and her (3 minutes walk).

Wines included in this offer:

Sospiro (White - Italian)
Sangiovese (Red - Italian)


Getting In Touch






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.
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New Years Eve Party
[ticket only booked in advance and subject to availability]

with CAPRICORN soul/funk band and sounds of the 70’s. 5 course dinner and live music with dancing until 1am £65 per person [book early as limited to 65 places]
£15 non refundable deposit per person


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