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Bury St Edmunds: Farmer-owned pub, Stansfield Compasses, set to open mini-farm

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 April 2014

Stansfield Compasses pub, which is farmer-owned, is opening a mini-farm.

Stansfield Compasses pub, which is farmer-owned, is opening a mini-farm.

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A farmer-owned pub is set to open its own mini-farm over the Easter weekend.

Stansfield Compasses at Stansfield, near Bury St Edmunds, was bought by Phil Dennis, whose farmyard is next door, last year.

The pub is run by the owners of Benson Blakes Bar & Grill in Bury and they will be officially opening a mini-farm with mini- pigs, pygmy goats, lambs, geese, chicken and other animals.

Steve Blake of Benson Blakes said: “It is not a petting zoo, but staff will be wandering about with the sheep, guineas and rabbits and the pony will be available for rides for very small children. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to see animals in their natural state and not think that meat comes pre-wrapped.”

The pub also has a smallholding where we will be growing unusual vegetables which are not generally available in supermarkets.

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A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

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