The Bush Inn


The Pub

The Bush Inn Public House is a family run business close to the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds and tranquil Lavenham.

The Bush dates from the 16th century and retains many of its original features. In the cold winter months, you can keep warm and cosy by the inglenook fireplace whilst enjoying one of our exceptional guest ales or a glass of wine from our varied selection.

During the long summer days why not enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our enclosed garden, perfect to enjoy some of our wonderful food and beverages as the evening draws in. The garden provides a safe, spacious environment for all the family to relax and enjoy their visit.

The Food

We offer traditional home cooked food using all locally sourced fresh ingredients that are delivered daily.

Dawn – our Landlady and Chef – has been creating amazing dishes for over 17 years and to that effect our menu offers an array of delicious meat, fish and vegetarian options to cater for all tastes.

We have daily special boards and a range of speciality coffees and hot beverages throughout the day to finish off your meal.

All our desserts are homemade and change daily. We are sure there will always something on the menu that will tickle your taste buds.

Home Cooked Food

Quality ingredients, always.

We serve locally sourced food, offering a range of options including vegetarian and Gluten Free meal.

For gluten intolerant guests, we are able to cook traditional pub food such as fish and chips, we have gluten free bread which means that burgers and sandwiches are also available. We always have gluten free desserts in so you don’t have to miss out!

If you have a food intolerance and wish to eat with us, it is always worth ringing to let us know you will be joining us so that we can accommodate your needs and requests.



You will always receive a warm welcome from Team Bush!



Give us a call to see what’s coming up on the calendar of events over the next month or two or visit our Facebook page for full details!

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 Call us 01284 828257

to make your reservations




Disabled Access

Family Friendly

Dog Friendly

Real Fire

Lunchtime Meals

Evening Meals

Restaurant Area

Separate Bar