*** COVID-19 UPDATE ***
DO NOT enter if you have symptoms of COVID-19
Please keep a one-metre distance at all times, if not you will be asked to leave
Please use hand sanitiser which is situated around Oakes Barn
Due to reduced capacity pre-booking a table is advised to
avoid disappointment – ring 01284 761592
Table service will be in operation, no standing at the bar at any point
Please wait to be seated – so we can ensure your table is cleared and sanitised
In line with government guidance we will have to take everyone’s details on arrival, refusal to do so means you will be refused entry
Tables will be spaced so please don't move them Indoor gatherings are limited to members of any
two households (or support bubbles)
Outdoor gatherings are limited to members of any two households (or support bubbles) or a group of at most six people from any number of households
If you need to sneeze or cough, use a tissue and bin it immediately
If you have small children, please bring activities to amuse them at your table
Card payments preferred, there will be no minimum spend We're doing everything we can to make sure you stay safe.
Please try and support us and our community, we are so happy to welcome you back!
Things that haven’t changed:
The product will still be excellent.
The service will still be second to none.
The welcome will still be warm (or at least as warm as social-distancing allows!)
Your Local Real Ale Pub
Oakes Barn opened in November 2013 as a Free House in Bury St Edmunds serving six real ales and a selection of craft beer and lager, an excellent range of wines, gins, and ciders alongside homemade food. We are community spirited and we embrace our historical links to the medieval town and James Oakes, the historian that we took our name and inspiration from. Our aim was simple, to create a hub for people to meet, socialise and make friends.
A record club for people who want to play records, listen to other people's records, dance to records, discover new records, talk about records and even make records. Held at Oakes Barn Freehouse, anyone who wants to DJ can DJ, just let us know in advance and Ken will add you to the list. 10 DJs max so get in there quick to be guaranteed a slot. Each record club will have a different theme. Get your records out!