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Gardeners Arms

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Church Road, Tostock IP30 9PA, England
01359 270460
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply The Best!

A lovely traditional beamed 14th Century country pub with rustic oak beams and large open inglenook fireplace. It's all about the warm welcome you receive from the landlord and his staff when you enter this pub, and immediately you feel as if you are one of the locals. And best of all, the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Haddock49
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A lovely traditional beamed 14th Century country pub with rustic oak beams and large open inglenook fireplace. It's all about the warm welcome you receive from the landlord and his staff when you enter this pub, and immediately you feel as if you are one of the locals. And best of all, the food which is all home cooked is... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Mum asked to go to the Gardeners Arms for her birthday. We had a wonderful meal in front of a large crackling open fire. Mum cooked her steak on a hot stone, and found the experience fantastic. Landlord and staff could not do enough - even when Mum asked for Soy Sauce to go with her steak! If you've never... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal here. The food was fresh and beautifully cooked. The atmosphere inside was very friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent value for money and we will return next time we are in the area.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a good evening in this lively pub. The food was home cooked and generous, had the haddock in batter, very impressive, a genuine, huge thick fillet of delicious fish, rate it as about the best I've ever eaten. The landlord was friendly and attentive, the beer was very good, so was the wine, I would have given this absolutely... More 

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Bury St Edmunds
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great to come across a pub that does good quality, home-made food at very reasonable prices. Stopped off at lunchtime - bit worried that the place was empty but a friendly welcome from the staff and reassurance that small portions would be fine for the two 90-year-olds with us was great. They both went for very retro (but perfectly-sized for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had a lovely pint and great food here. Very reasonable prices, great service, good atmosphere and locals who dont mind "outsiders" joining them!! Definitely not a "you made me miss" country pub!

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Galashiels
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102 reviews 102 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is what I might call a the real deal when looking for a pub. It is very comfortable & with lots of character.The food was good pub food and portions very generous and ideal for anyone looking for a good old-fashioned pub serving good old-fashioned food at reasonable prices and a nice pub atmosphere. The landlord was very friendly... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved the fun and friendly atmosphere, felt really looked after and the food was fantastic! ~ Very highly recommended ~

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were recommended to go to this pub for our evening meal, and were not disappointed. The pub landlord was lively and friendly, and served us promptly. He recommended the homemade steak and ale pie from the extensive menu, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. We shall certainly make a return visit.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

we love this ancient building with its handsome beams and garden. Overlooking the village green it servces excellent 'normal' pub menu food and a cracking roast Sunday lunch and puds. Enormous portions, beware! Excellent value for money and very friendly service and nice locals who are welcoming to tourists amongst the many regulars. Wednesday night is curry night and is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Road, Tostock IP30 9PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Tostock
  • Phone Number: 01359 270460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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