Built in the 16th century and once one of the most prominent inns and breweries of Bury St Edmunds The Saracens Head was trading as early as 1730 from the site on Guildhall Street but trading came to an abrupt end for the Saracens head when bankruptcy proceedings forced the sale of the property in 1901. The building was auctioned shortly after and The Royal British Legion moved in and called it home for over 100 years but once again financial issues meant the building fell in to disrepair and it was sold in 2008. Some original features remain and the original saracens heads dating from the 1800’s that once took pride of place above the front door can now be found inside the venue.
A new buyer was found and extensive renovations took place before reopening in 2009 as The Hunter Club and has since established itself as one of Bury St Edmunds leading independent venues for live music and private hire.
We are dedicated to supporting local creative performers and artists, we provide a much-needed, fully-equipped venue for independent promoters including Washing Machine (indie/alternative), Headhunters (jazz), Argentine Tango, Don’t Go Home Crying (punk/metal) and Toonteen Industries (acoustic/punk), and comedy market (comedy club) We are also proud to provide facilities for numerous youth and community projects/events including Bury Fringe Festival, BurySound Band Competition, West Suffolk College, National Citizen Service, Noise Solution, Bury singer songwrighters competition Bury St Edmunds Past & Present Society, Bury St Edmunds Film Society, Artheads and many other private and community groups