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The Nutshell Pub in Bury St Edmunds
© David Webb, 2003
Beer in a Nutshell

Quaffing a pint in the Bury St Edmunds' Nutshell Pub can have its problems. There is very little elbowroom.

At 15ft x 7ft, it is reputed to be the smallest pub in the country. And, until recently, it held the Guinness World Record for its size too, but it has now been narrowly beaten by a pub in the United States - usually renowned for everything big. So why is the Nutshell so small?

Words: David Webb

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