Our latest Curiosity of the Week, thought by many to be Britain’s smallest pub, is The Nutshell in Bury St Edmonds.
This tiny Victorian pub in Suffolk has been serving beer since 1867, and is filled with all kinds of quirky items. The bar itself measures just 15ft by 7ft, and can just about squeeze 15 people inside at a time. Although, in the 1980s they did manage to cram a record 102 people into the bar.
But it isn’t just the size of the pub that is unusual. Inside, visitors will see an array of pictures and curiosities covering the walls and ceiling. These curiosities include the dried body of a black cat, found whilst building work was taking place. Along with the rather scary looking cat, there are banknotes covering walls and ceilings, old photographs, rustic lamps, bottles, and random animal heads.
Today the pub is a popular tourist attraction and even sells its own merchandise. The Nutshell can be found in the centre of the market town, at 17 The Traverse.
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