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Bury St Edmunds Old Cannon Brewery is 'pick of the pubs' in AA Pub Guide




The Old Cannon Brewery, in Bury St Edmunds, has been given a top accolade from the AA’s Pub Guide.

The boutique brewery in Cannon Street produces its own beers and also runs seven-room accommodation and a restaurant.

It is among 15 pubs in Suffolk to be selected as the guide’s Pick of the Pubs, representing the top 550 hostelries chosen by the AA for their beer and food offer.

Gemma Dance, assistant manager, landlord Michael Ruthven and Carl Hornsey, duty manager, at The Old Cannon Brewery raise a glass to celebrate being named Pick of the Pubs by the AA Pub Guide. Picture by Mark Westley
Gemma Dance, assistant manager, landlord Michael Ruthven and Carl Hornsey, duty manager, at The Old Cannon Brewery raise a glass to celebrate being named Pick of the Pubs by the AA Pub Guide. Picture by Mark Westley

Michael Ruthven, who took over as landlord three months ago, said: “To be recognised by the AA is great news. It is a great accolade to be chosen out of all the pubs in Suffolk of which I know there are lots of good ones and it makes me very proud.”

The Old Cannon, which is owned by the Innventure Group, has also recently undergone a refurbishment with redecoration of its rooms and the 60-covers restaurant.

I’d like to say thank you to everyone for their continued support over the years and we hope to see you for a pint soon - Michael Ruthven

It produces its own seven beers, brewing them in the two vats which can be seen by visitors who can also enjoy a guided tour.

“The brewery is a great aspect of the place and it’s now a very artisan, bespoke and individual product which we’re all proud of,” said Michael, who has lived in Bury for more than 20 years.

“The refurbishment has been a steep learning curve but we have been so supported by the locals here.

“I’d like to say thank you to everyone for their continued support over the years and we hope to see you for a pint soon.”

As well as the Old Cannon other Pick of the Pubs in Suffolk include Elveden Inn, The Bull Inn, Barton Mills, and The White Horse, in Whepstead.



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