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The Dove (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Woodforde's - Once BitternGood1
Wolf - Edith CavellGood1
Green Jack - TrawlerboysAcceptable1
Elgood's - WarriorAcceptable1
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Black Country - Fireside BitterNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Milestone - Shine OnNot Tried0
Abbeydale - DeceptionNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dove, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Visits Details

30 Nov 2013 (HSB)
12:35 This pub has been on my list of ones to try for some time. Greene King owned but free of tie. Sadly, I was disappointed. The beer quality was far below my expectations.
Green Jack - Trawlerboys4.60AcceptableMy first beer, Colchester Metropolis, was cloudy and when noticed by the Landlord changed at his instigation. Unfortunately this replacement was not much better.
Elgood's - Warrior5.50AcceptableFresh on and served from the cellar as two beers had run out. No condition whatsoever.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Abbeydale - Deception4.10Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Porter5.40Not Tried
Woodforde's - Once Bittern4.10Not Tried
Wolf - Edith Cavell3.70Not Tried
05 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I arrived just a few minutes past noon on a Saturday, thinking the pub might be a little quiet – but it was not at all, with plenty of customers in. A notably friendly welcome from the barman, who, when he saw me eyeing the crisps selection, drew my attention to the pie and a pint for £4 offer, of which I took advantage.
Woodforde's - Once Bittern4.10GoodAmber-coloured, malty and fruity.
Wolf - Edith Cavell3.70GoodGolden, with some spicy, peppery hop tastes.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Milestone - Shine On4.00Not Tried

About The Dove

The pub sign. The Dove, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3JU.

This pub lies in a residential street, about ten minutes walk from Bury town centre. Effectively all one bar, but split into two distinct areas. There is a quite spartan area in front of the bar and a more comfy, carpeted area to the side. CAMRA East Anglia Regional Pub of the Year for 2013.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 10 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: IP33 3JU