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New tenant sought for The Greyhound pub, in Bury St Edmunds, which has been closed since 2019





A new tenant is being sought for a long-closed Bury St Edmunds pub, which was advertised as to let today.

The Greyhound, in Eastgate Street, is listed with sole agents Everard Cole, with its ground floor available at an annual rent of £35,000.

The online listing is for the pub’s ground floor, with a main bar, games room/dining area and ‘sizeable’ trade garden with willow tree on a free-of-tie lease, to a private landlord with ‘possible synergy with letting rooms on first floor’.

The Greyhound in the 1960s, as circus elephants trooped up Eastgate Street from the station.
The Greyhound in the 1960s, as circus elephants trooped up Eastgate Street from the station.

It adds: “The business has been closed for several years and the new landlord is in the process of completing a full restoration of the ground floor, including a new bar servery.

“The ground floor trade area is divided into two areas, with the main bar area located at the front of the building and games room to the rear. An accessible toilet is located to the rear, with male and female toilets located at first floor level. The back of house comprises a commercial trade kitchen with extraction, ground floor cellar and keg store, along with two storage rooms, one of which is sizeable.”

The landlord plans to retain the first floor to offer as letting accommodation, but ‘is happy to discuss possible joint business opportunities’.

The Greyhound in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Greene King
The Greyhound in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Greene King

The letting accommodation can be accessed without entering the pub’s trading areas.

Outside there is a car park and large garden, which could potentially be divided to offer garden space for the letting venture, although there is potential to review garden options.

The property’s rateable value is £7,000.

The pub closed in 2019 and previous owners Greene King put it up for sale in 2022, after it was unable to find anyone to run the pub.

Plans by Betts Property Investments, which bought the pub in May 2023, to convert and extend The Greyhound into two three-bedroom homes were withdrawn in March.

The Greyhound dates back to at least 1841 and received a full licence as a beerhouse in 1863.

It is thought to have once been called the Railway Tavern, as it was close to the former Eastgate Station on the Bury to Melford line which once stood where today’s Bury Bowl and Pot Black are.

Gareth Hatton, associate director of Everard Cole, is holding an open viewing at the pub on June 21 from noon to 1pm – anyone interested should email gareth@everardcole.co.uk