in Bury St Edmunds
is thought to be the smallest pub
in Britain, although this claim is challenged by several others, including the Smiths Arms at Godmanstone
. Whatever the truth of its claim, the pub is certainly diminutive, there being very little room for more than ten or fifteen customers to drink at any one time. In 1984, a record number of 102 people squeezed into the pub .
Inside the pub is the suspended dried body of a black cat. Builders used to brick cats up behind chimney hearths, where they died of starvation and heat. The body was discovered during building work.
The pub measures 15ft by 7ft .