Traditional pub sign is reinstated following outcry

Greene King have re-installed the old pub sign at the Dog & Partridge in Bury St Edmunds.
Greene King have re-installed the old pub sign at the Dog & Partridge in Bury St Edmunds.

An original pictorial sign has been reinstated outside a Bury St Edmunds pub following an outcry led by a former mayor.

Brewery Greene King removed the traditional sign at the Dog and Partridge in favour of a more contemporary design, which was slammed as ‘bland’ by Mike Ames.

After his criticism, the original sign was put back in a u-turn by Greene King.

Mr Ames said: “I’m very grateful that the brewery has realised they’ve got to appreciate the heritage of our town. This is an example of the civic voice getting something done.”

The contemporary design had advertised Greene King’s Flame Grill branding.

A spokeswoman said: “The change to the new Flame Grill branding has generally been very well received by our customers.

“However, we do accept that the changes may not be right in all 85 of our Flame Grill pubs and as a result we are looking again at the pictorial signs at some of the more historic pubs. We are passionate about our pubs and it is heartening that the community appears to be juts as passionate.”