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“Back to its Best”

Old Cannon Brewery Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $24
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Old Cannon is a Brewery, Bar, Brasserie and Bed & Breakfast.Our brasserie menu (Cannon Fodder) changes with the seasons and has starters and main dishes for all tastes and appetites and, if you are still ready for more, our puddings and British cheeseboard are definitely worth saving space for. There are at least three daily changing specials. For those with a smaller appetite, many of the most popular main courses are offered as a light main too.
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Just recently returned after a short break following a visit in April when we announced ourselves at the bar and were then forgotten.
It seemed that there has been a change of management as everyone was on the ball and attentive. Please keep it up.
This time we were shown to our table straight away, and throughout the evening looked after very well.
There was a good choice of food on the menu, which had been changed since our last visit, and the food served was freshly cooked and tasty.
As always there is a good choice of beer brewed on the premises, so altogether a good night was had by all. We will be going back in the not too distant future.

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Thank sparky70
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Long time since we ate at the Cannon - previous experiences having been disappointing - but this time was different. Eating off the specials board, the local hot smoked trout starter was delicious and then the plaice stuffed with salmon mousse was accompanied by a perfectly seasoned butter sauce that was full of flavour and perfectly cooked vegetables. My companions had good experiences with the fish and chips and the "sausage warmer" and then some had room for the brioche bread and butter pudding with custard (again off the specials board) although I was disappointed in my cheesecake.
The place was packed to the gills, with a lively atmosphere, but the front of house staff were superb - friendly and helpful, with perfect timing - and no one called us "guys"...how refreshing! The beer is good - as it always was - and it was a real relief that, having risked going back after a period of avoiding it, it did not fail to deliver!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I met my parents here for lunch - had never heard of the place before, but was very impressed by the great food and pleasant atmosphere. The beer, brewed on location, was fantastic. They have tours of the brewing facility, and have a bed and breakfast, though I can't review this as I didn't stay. The food was pub style dishes with restaurant quality, and plenty of choice on the menu.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a meal out, I just regret that I had to drive home!

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Thank Ben K
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We booked our office Christmas meal (6pm 19 December x 5) at this restaurant back in September. It would have been nice to be made aware at the time of booking that we could only have the table for 2 hours maximum. We were not told that another booking was made for the same table at 8pm. The food was good but we felt very rushed. The manager was constantly to-ing and fro-ing and checking where we were up to. We asked for a breather between the main and dessert courses but they were clearly on a mission to get us served and out. because they needed the table. Fortunately, we only had 2 courses and coffee because had we all taken three courses and coffee there certainly would have been insufficient time to finish the meal at a leisurely pace. Its not a cheap place to eat and given that we parted with £120 I don't think we were unreasonable to expect not to be rushed and hurried out. We were asked to vacate the table. Having contacted the restaurant afterwards to make these points the manager was very defensive and finished the email by saying she "hoped we enjoyed eating in the other restaurants in Bury St Edmunds" Needless to say, we will not be going back to the Old Canon Brewery again.

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Thank Jane M
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

I haven’t yet had the pleasure to try their food yet, but this is a fun pub that has a great atmosphere, free WiFi, and tasty brew! The items on the menu doo look appetizing! For brews, I enjoy one of their house brews named Gunner’s Daughter. Gunner’s Daughter is a well-balanced strong ale with a pleasant aftertaste. This last visit I was introduced to Kostritzer, a German Black Lager that was absolutely delicious! What not to love about a place you can take-away 2 pints of beer. Growlers also available. Next time I plan to try their food, and I will certainly do a follow-up review.

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Thank Magellan3
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