West Suffolk

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Latest News

Here is the latest news including updates about pubs in the branch area.

  • Bury St Edmunds Beer Trail Sunday 26 November 2023

    West Suffolk CAMRA have just published our new Bury St Edmunds Beer Trail. The leaflet will be distributed around pubs in the Bury area in December, but you can download a copy below. https://westsuffolk.camra.org.uk/dl.php?id=205890

  • Pub f the Year nominations Sunday 26 November 2023

    Please send your nominations for the West Suffolk CAMRA Pub of the Year (POTY) 2024 by the DEADLINE 31 DECEMBER 2023. Entries will be reviewed at the branch meeting in January and nominated pubs visited during January/February to confirm their status.

    Final decisions about POTY will be made at the March branch meeting.

    Last years winners are exempt from the competition - so please don't nominate them!

    POTY 2023 Winners


    Brandon. Ram


    Brent Eleigh. Cock

    Cider POTY 2024 Nominations

    Please nominate pubs serving real cider

    Club of the Year 2024 Nominations

    Please nominate clubs serving real ale and/or cider

    PLEASE SEND YOUR NOMINATIONS TO ku.gro.armac.kloffustsew@namriahceciv

    Only CAMRA members are allowed to nominate candidates.

  • Star Wing Brewery has closed Tuesday 26 September 2023

    This news was received from Star Wing brewery.

    Hi all, we have decided to finally close Star Wing Brewery for good (in its current business format), although we will be honouring some private bookings we have into mid-October. The tap room will now be closed permanently. Thanks to those of you who supported us through the ups and downs post-pandemic. Bottles available from the brewery door until they are gone! We wish you well for the future. Mark, Adam and Ruth.

  • Wednesday 2 August 2023
  • Walk No. 1 THURSTON-PAKENHAM 4 MILE CIRCULAR WALK Thursday 27 July 2023

    This relatively easy walk literally passes the door of three real ale village pubs.

    Note whilst some of the walk is on pavements and small lanes there are some parts on unmetalled tracks and paths and can be muddy in wet weather.

    Click on the interactive map below and then you will be able to change map style and zoom in and out.

    You can view map on your mobile phone, zoom in and out and you can also download a walk guide click here

    The walk starts from Thurston Community Cente (Point A on the map). Post Code for Sat. Nav. is IP31 3TG. Grid reference: TL928651, where you can park in the New Green car park.

    If arriving in Thurston by train, on leaving the station forecourt turn right and walk up Station Hill. The Community Center is a 3 minute walk away signposted on the right hand side

    For details of pub opening times and food offerings follow the links below.

    If visiting these rural pubs please mention you found them on this website

    Pakenham Fox The Street, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2JU Tel: 01359 230194 click here
    Thurston Fox and Hounds Barton Road IP31 3QT Tel: 01359 232228 click here
    Thurston Victoria in Norton Rd, IP31 3QH doesn't appear to have a website. Tel: 01359 230951
    If you should spot any errors please contact Webmaster

    INTERACTIVE MAP COURTESY OF www.plotaroute.com