So much beer, so little time to try it all

The Masons Arms is Greene King’s flagship pub for cask ales. It’s great place to showcase what’s new at the brewery. Greene King’s head brewer John Bexon, says: "As a proud Bury brewer we were keen to give local people the first opportunity to try exclusive new beers and we are pleased to be able to do this at the Masons Arms."

Check our tasting notes and see if you can decide what to order. Too difficult? You will be pleased to know we offer a sample service and are more than happy to let you try before you buy! You can also order the Ales as a tasting platter, trying 3 thirds of a pint. A great way to decide what your favourite ales are.

Draught ales

IPA: A perfectly balanced ale, characterised by its fresh, hoppy taste and clean, bitter finish. 3.6% ABV

IPA Gold: A light, refreshing golden ale that truly brings out the best in the unique and aromatic Savinsjki Goldings hop variety. 4.1% ABV

IPA Reserve: A warming, full-bodied ale with a reassuringly rich appearance. 5.4% ABV

Masons Bitter: Our very own Real Ale. 3.9% ABV

Greene King's Mighty Moose:  Inspired by the American East Coast IPAs. This beer is mighty by name and mighty by nature!    5.6% ABV

Greene King Innovations. Try them first with us!

On November 20th 2013 (St Edmunds Day), Greene King launched its St Edmund Microbrewery, which will be a home to innovation of trial beers in a microbrewery environment. We have been selected to recieve these ales as they are produced. You will find these beers at only 30 pubs in the country, so make sure you come down andtry out the latest experiment.

We are now stocking the new innovations in contitioned bottles as well as craft beers from around the globe. 


Guest ales

They say variety is the spice of life!. We believe that a good rotation of guest ales keeps everyone interested in new innovations, and with such variation available through Greene King from breweries around the country, we aim to provide as much variety as we possibly can.


Timothy Taylor's Boltmaker: Boltmaker is a well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire beer with a full measure of maltiness and a hoppy aroma.

4.0% ABV

Sharpe's Brewery's Seafury: An exceptional example of the Special Bitter beer style. An aroma of inviting roasted and dark berry notes gives way to sumptuous, fruity, malty flavour and a moreish hop finish.

5.0% abv

Skinners Brewery's Splendid Tackle: Unflinching golden Ale. A golden, zesty and bold pale ale, made with Cornish pale malts and the finest whole flower hops from Slovenia and the UK.

4.2% abv


Greene King's Yardbird: Full of hops and with a lasting fruity flavour, this beer is inspired by bold American pale ales.

4.0% abv

Robinsons Brewery Magnum IPA: Golden, like a Polynesian sunset with hints of lemon, lime and exotic flora. This crisp, Hawaiian shirt of a brew packs a punch and always gets its man. Pump clip has a furry moustache!

4.1% abv

Black Sheep Brewery's BAA BAA: Fresh citrus from the amazing Cascade hop. A straw coloured, juicy pale ale that delivers a generous hoppy tone with a subtle zesty twang. Low bitterness and ultimate sessionability

4.0% abv



Carlsberg, San Miguel, Staropramen, Amstel, Estrella & Pravha

Greene King Craft Ales

East Coast IPA & Over Easy


Belhaven Black


Aspall’s Suffolk Cyder, Thatchers Gold & Rekorderlig's range of bottled fruit cider.

Bottled Beers Menu

Corona,  Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Brewdog Punk IPA, Anchor Steam Beer, Anchor Porter, Anchor Liberty Ale, Goose Island IPA, Goose Island Honkers, Goose Island 312, Peroni, Becks Low Alcohol 

Wine Menu


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The Masons

14 Whiting Street

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 1NX

Tel: +44 (0)1284 753955

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