We are proud to be a privately owned, genuinely independent free house in Bury and certainly the only brewpub in Suffolk where you can actually see beer in the making on a regular basis.
Originally known as the St Edmund’s Head, (as far as we know the only pub in England to be named after a specific ‘King’s Head’!) the pub opened in 1845 with its own adjacent brewery – known locally as ‘The Cannon’ – built two years later. Brewing ceased in 1917 and Greene King subsequently closed the pub in 1995.
The brewery was converted into a comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation and – after a short spell as a photographer’s studio – the pub reopened in 1999, restyled as The Old Cannon Brewery, complete with unique, state-of-the-art, stainless steel brewing vessels housed in the bar itself.
The brewing of our fine ales takes place usually on a Monday and apart from The Cannon, only a small, select number of outlets are supplied. We have plans for further small-pack, bottling, further off-sales and to continue the production of special and seasonal brews.