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Bury St Edmunds landlord Sean Driscoll takes on long closed The Macebearer with reopening date confirmed




A well known Bury St Edmunds landlord has taken on a community pub in the town which has been closed for more than a year.

Sean Driscoll, who runs The Masons Arms in Whiting Street, will reopen The Macebearer next Thursday.

The pub, in Home Farm Lane, has been shut since the first lockdown prompting the community to launch a campaign to ensure it reopened with hundreds signing a petition.

The Macebearer in Bury St Edmunds has been closed for more than a year. Picture: Mark Westley
The Macebearer in Bury St Edmunds has been closed for more than a year. Picture: Mark Westley

Sean, who runs six other pubs across East Anglia including The George in Hadleigh, said: "We see it as a great opportunity, a great pub and a real community place. We've got no doubt it's going to be a successful venture for us."

He plans to give the venue a 'mini-makeover' and wants to replicate the 'highly regarded' standards of The Masons to make The Macebearer an alternative to going into town.

A Greene King spokesman said: "With The Macebearer also being extremely popular for sport, we were keen to reopen for the Euros to allow people to come back together and enjoy the football inside and the sunshine in the pub garden."

Details on staff recruitment can be found on the pub's Facebook page.

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