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Out Westgate, Bury St. Edmunds, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch just the job!

We have been here frequently for meals never before for Sunday Lunch I comment on the price advertised outside saying slightly dearer than other places BUT on the menu it had seniors & less than 1/2 price which was smaller plate & adequate for myself & hubby and then we had room for a delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Beryltrevor
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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English first
Suffolk
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I went down for a meal the other Sunday. It was a nice day so ordered a Guinness and went into the pub garden. The beer was so bad, dark brown not black, that it put me off having food there. If a pub can't pour a beer then I didn't hold out much for some food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been back to the spread Eagle after a long time! After a lot of disappointment with staff and food it was quite a thing going back! I'm so glad I did! Well done Greene king!! Lovely food great staff lovely atmosphere. Much better organisation. The spread has had a bad name but please don't be put off! It's changed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

popped in at peak time for dinner, on the hottest day of the year so far. The garden was near enough full with customers, there was a short que to order food and the barman was apologetic and really cheery. the food came out very quickly, piping hot with a very friendly waiter who was extremely helpful, me and my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Sorry but not very impressed, childs food was not awful. Burnt chicken nuggets???! Potatoes that tasted like they had been in the store room for weeks, as for peas I don't know what happened to those but they were inedible, i can imagine they'd been sat in the bain marie for the best part of the day. When out for... More 

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been here frequently for meals never before for Sunday Lunch I comment on the price advertised outside saying slightly dearer than other places BUT on the menu it had seniors & less than 1/2 price which was smaller plate & adequate for myself & hubby and then we had room for a delicious Dessert too. Cannot fault the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Came in for an early lunch and was served by a lovely bubbly lady then as she was pouring our drinks another happy lady also asked if I needed service both happy polite people thank you

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have known this pub for many years and seen several changes. In the past there has been nice managers and a very pleasant atmosphere. It is now no better than a Hungry Horse. Children running wild on scoters. I have seen a fight "behind" the bar. I find it hard to believe how what was a pleasant venue could... More 

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Suffolk UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Recently taken over by managers of The Dog & Partridge, 1st visit since takeover a week ago. Fab welcome lovely atmosphere pleasant professional staff. Good food & beverages as always. Spacious child friendly garden good time had by all. Intend to visit often as it is our next but one local

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Brandon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had never been to this Pub before, often passed it but yesterday we decided to pop in. We will definitely be going again, the staff were really friendly and helpful. particularly like the way the pub is set out, also it was very clean that is something I look at when I first walk in any establishment. We loved... More 

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East of England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had lunch here yesterday on the warmest day of the year so far and sat outside with the dog. Glorious day but pity about the pub. Was told they had no scampi, what, a pub without scampi, ridiculous. So ordered their award winning cod and chips. It tasted ok but I could have done better in any fish and chip... More 

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Address: Out Westgate, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds
Cuisine: British, Pub

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  • Address: Out Westgate, Bury St. Edmunds, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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