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Guide to Cocktail Bars in Bury St Edmunds

Classic, long, short or sparkling: however you like your cocktails, Bury St Edmunds has a bar that’s perfect for you.

Sumptuous Hotel Bars

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The Angel

On Angel Hill, stands the historic Angel Hotel and its beautiful bar has arguably the best view in Bury St Edmunds - with the historic Abbey Gate opposite.

Enjoy the view while you try their cocktail list inspired by the fables and tales surrounding the hotel and Bury St Edmunds, including the beautiful Abbey gardens cocktail, inspired by the gardens just steps away.

The Angel is mentioned in Charles Dickens' novel The Pickwick Papers and the author stayed at The Angel 3 times. The Angel was one of the filming locations for the movie The Personal History of David Copperfield, based on another of Dickens' novels in which Bury St Edmunds was mentioned so be sure to try The Copperfield cocktail. Made with British vodka, zesty pink grapefruit and fresh thyme it is The Angel's current favourite as an aperitif. Make sure you look out for the Dickens inspired quote from Pickwick Papers, hidden within the bar's stunning decor.

Café Bars and Late-Night Venues

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In the heart of the medieval grid is Baskerville’s, a cocktail bar masquerading as a coffee shop with a secret, hidden cocktail bar.

Serving craft cocktails, speciality coffees, loose leaf teas, milkshakes (and dirty filthy shakes, not to be missed!), a selection of cold drinks, some delicious lunchtime libations (including, wines and beers) through the day, with light bites too. The hidden bar comes alive on Friday and Saturday evenings until late, down in the basement you'll find the 1920s, speakeasy cocktail bar serving craft cocktails (many with a Sherlock theme) with wonderful theatrics involving dry ice. No need to wait for the basement bar to open we serve cocktails from 11am! Start the day well. Choose from the 221B Martini, The Moriarty, Scandal in Bohemia, Sleepy Peepers, Aristocratic Crook and more! If you're time pressured you can also get your cocktails to go with their cocktails for collection or delivery service.

At Verve their cocktail menu features an impressive list featuring classics such as cosmopolitans, Margaritas and Mojitos as well as premium cocktails including Sweet Little Something and The Old Ocho and house cocktails Peaches & Honey (a sweet take on the classic margarita. Cazcabel honey liqueur, peach liqueur, lime, and tequila, served frozen) and Caribbean Frappe (an alcoholic banana milkshake made with Bacardi rum, crème de banana, and Kahlua). Non alcoholic cocktails also feature on their menu. You can get Two House Cocktails for £12.90 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Make the most of the warm, sunny evenings and sip on a cocktail or two in the beautiful walled garden at Damson & Wilde. Cocktails on the menu include Damson 75 (Plymouth gin, Louis Dornier Champagne, strawberry syrup & lemon juice) The Wilde Royale (Absolut Vanilia, Ruggeri Argeo Prosecco, raspberry syrup), English Garden (Plymouth gin, elderflower
cordial, apple juice, lime juice) and Riviera Spritz (Mirabeau Rose Gin, St Germain
Elderflower Liqueur, lemon juice, soda).

There's also a great range of cocktails at So Bar. Tucked away in Langton Place, this modern café bar is a great spot for a mojito, made with Bacardi Braveheart, Oro Or Blanea, mint, lime, sugar syrup and optional fruit purees. You can buy one cocktail and get one free on Thursdays from 6pm to midnight!

Queens Bar & Grill have a weekly changing cocktails menu so there is always something different to enjoy! The Hunter Club, known for its fantastic live music, has recently launched a new cocktail menu. A popular one has been the Pink Grapefruit Rose Spritz which combines a Rose Aperitivo with a fruity pink soda, topped with prosecco. Its the perfect seasonal transition mixing refreshing summer flavours with winter orientated undertones.

At Boosh Bar you can enjoy classic cocktails including Cosmopolitan, Pornstar Martini, Margarita, Mojto and Pina Colada alongside something different! Choose from the Romeo and Juliet (a fresh but decadent combination of gin, lime, cucumber & mint with a dash of plumb), Chocolate Cherry Martini (a naughty mingle of flavours - vodka & cognac shaken with creme de cacao, finished with a pop of cherry), and Orchard Fizz (a delicious mix of apple vodka, elderflower & prosecco), among others.

At ICE Cafe, just outside Bury St Edmunds in Rougham, they love making cocktails! There's lots to choose from from old classics like Bloody Mary, Mai Tai and Strawberry Daiquiri to new creations including Vanilla Mule, Spiced Toffee Apple and Amaretto Sour.

Plus there's a Happy Hour Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5-7pm when all cocktails are just £6!

If you love cocktails, why not download the free Bury St Edmunds LoyalFree app and follow their Cocktail Trail?

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