For as long as I can remember there has been debate about the smallest pub in the UK. For long periods, the Nutshell, in my home town of Bury St Edmunds has be proclaimed as that smallest pub. The other contender, the pretender to the throne, is the Smiths Arms in Dorset. The Nutshell is a timber framed Grade II listed building. The building itself dates back to the 1670's, previously being a newspaper shop, an ironmongers and a greengrocers before becoming a beerhouse in 1873.
The Nutshell is a bit like the Tardis, it appears larger on the inside than the outside. The interior decor is quite something as well. Coins of all nations and cigarette cards adorn the walls. Paper money is stuck to the ceiling, also suspended from the ceiling is a mummified cat. The cat was found behind a wall in a house in a nearby street. In times gone by cats were apparently walled up in houses, when they were built, to ward off evil spirits. You would need quite a number of visits to take in all therein.
Weighing in at 15ft x 7ft, it seats about ten people with room for about another half a dozen standing. After this it becomes all very uncomfortable, or cosy, depending on your point of view. This fine establishment, owned by Greene King, is currently run by Martin, a Goth/Biker type heavily into SciFi, and serving a mean pint of IPA. If you're ever passing through Bury St Edmunds it's on the list of must visit places (along with the Abbey Ruins).