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Bury St. Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds

Address: Steamer Trading, 78-79 St. Johns St , Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01284 705636
Opening Time:
Sun: 11:00 - 17:00
Mon: 09:30 - 17:30
Tue: 09:30 - 17:30
Wed: 09:30 - 17:30
Thu: 09:30 - 17:30
Fri: 09:30 - 17:30
Sat: 09:00 - 17:30

Meet the Manager

Jan Goss & Lucy Fooks

There is never a morning when I dread coming to work, knowing that the atmosphere here is friendly and happy. We all enjoy preparing recipes and our customers do too, so there's always lots of friendly exchanges between staff and customers.

Once one of the royal towns of the Saxons, Beodericsworth, as it was then known, was the site of a monastery built by Sigebert, king of the East Angles in 633. With the burial of King Edmund here in 903, the town became a destination for pilgrims to the shrine of the martyr king. By 925, his fame had spread so far that the town was renamed St Edmund’s Bury.

A beautiful and historic market town (one of our favourites here at Steamer Trading), we think Bury St Edmunds is well worth a visit. From the grounds of the Abbey to the only surviving Regency theatre – or even the largest British-owned brewery in the country – the town appeals to everyone.

Our shop, dating back to the 16th Century is in St Johns Street – the popular centre for specialist shops in the town. We took over from Paul Marchant, who’d run a very popular kitchen store on the site for many years. We’re pleased that most of Paul’s lovely team at Marchant’s Cookware Emporium have stayed with Steamer Trading since we opened – and we know that our loyal customers value their expert knowledge and wonderful, friendly service.

How to find us

Steamer Trading is at 78-79 St. John's Street, IP33 1SQ. St. John’s Street runs off the main Cornhill and Buttermarket area. Parking can be found on the Parkway or Angel Street and there is limited parking on St. John’s Street. Bury St. Edmunds train station is a 5 minute walk and there are local bus services to the town.


Our store is all on one level, although as a building over 500 years old there is a slightly narrow front door. Please let us know if you have any special requirements and our friendly team will be more than happy to help.

Contact Us

You can call us during store opening hours, or email or write to us using the details below - or, of course, you can come in and see us – we’ll always make you welcome!

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