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Issued at the 2008 Collectors’ Day, with the bar measuring just 15 x 7 feet The Nutshell is in the Guinness Book of Records as the Smallest Pub in England. It has another record for holding 104 people and a terrier dog!

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The Nutshell
Only 2 painted with Bistro/Vine
on Bury Nutshell

 This Grade 2 listed building at 17 The Traverse in Bury St Edmonds is Victorian, dating from the mid 1800s. It is timber-framed and has a single room on each of three floors. There is no record of an earlier core.

 Sweat shirts with “Smallest Pub” are sold. The model’s top left window has the dried black cat that hangs over the bar. Found inside a wall, it is a good luck token.

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The Smallest Pub?
Other contenders for this coveted name include The Smith’s Arms near Dorchester. The former blacksmith was granted a licence by passer-by King Charles II who thirsted for a glass of porter! Then Brighton’s Hole in the Wall claims to have a certificate... But the official Guinness title, for the UK and the world, is likely to pass to the converted Signal Box at Cleethorpes, a mere 8 x 8 feet. Size matters!

 Greene King sign.

 The Nutshell is tied to the Greene King Brewery, also in Bury St Edmunds. A museum, shown above, adjoins the brewery, tracing the age-old world history of beer-making.

 A blue tit with yellow breast and a great tit peck at the coconut.

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