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43-45 Churchgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1RG, England
+44 1284 762119
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bangers” (8 reviews)
“suet pudding” (5 reviews)
“venison” (16 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43-45 Churchgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1RG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tender, succulent slices of roast beef on a bed of perfectly cooked broccoli, parsnips, kale. Lightly roasted potatoes a generous crown of Yorkshire pudding all accompanied by hearty beef gravy. What more could you ask for on a fresh autumnal day? Dessert consisted of a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thomas R
Ben H, Owner at Ben's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch with us, perhaps we can tempt you to try our evening menu some time! Many thanks Ben

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent - we asked for a quiet table and got one, and there was recognition of one of us being GF, which so many ignore, though we always tell them. Roast was excellent, beautiful potatoes and great veg. All good. We will happily recommend and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DambustersDad
Ben H, Owner at Ben's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and the roasts! We are always happy to accommodate for dietary requirements, and hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks Ben

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great family Sunday lunch with local produce cooked to perfection great wine list always use here when seeing family in area great menu

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andij1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably nice looking restaurant from the street, we arrived early on a Friday without a booking which they graciously accommodated us. We order the duck confit and orange spring rolls to start the Pan Roasted Fillet of Coley Fillet, served on spring onion crushed potatoes,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mlsully61
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

First time we have visited, and we were very impressed. Food was excellent, well cooked, and well presented. This together with pleasant front of house made for a very enjoyable experience. We will certainly return.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank NDLCambs
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We were staying on a weekend break and left it late to book but got in here on the Friday. It wasn't too busy and we got a decent table. I have to stay the starters and mains were excellent. We managed to share a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dodge440
Reviewed October 27, 2018

On the positive side, it was not a full sitting - so we could have conversation without having to lean in or shout!. Well lit, plenty of staff comfortable seating and we were greeted as we walked in. Now to the food - ummm -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank steven_wilkinson
Ben H, Owner at Ben's, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hi there, I am sorry you were unimpressed with your food, apologies for the delay in a response but I needed to speak to my team to ensure I had all the details before replying as I was working elsewhere on this evening. We have...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

6 of us visited here on a Thursday evening and all had excellent delicious food. The menu had lots on it to appeal to all of us but most went for the belly pork which was tremendous. I had the home made venison and black...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank martinsB3397PG
Ben H, Owner at Ben's, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Unfortunately our cellar space and access is limited, so we can only have a few draught products (Calvors Pale Ale, Premium Lager and Aspall Cider), i'm glad you were happy...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

We ate as part of a group of 20 people, having pre-ordered starters and mains. Staff were all helpful and ensured orders arrived to the right person. The manager was efficient and accommodating to minor changes. Drinks were not over priced, with monthly offers available

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John_CQ4891KQ
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Family gathering to celebrate recently deceased Step Son's Birthday whose name was Ben. Wonderful locally sourced food, lovely atmosphere and delicious food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank camilla t
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Questions & Answers
September 6, 2015|
Response from Ben H | Property representative |
Hi there, So glad to hear you enjoyed it. If you email me (address on website), I'll be happy to pass on some pointers of how to make it. Unfortunately we couldn't sell it to you I'm afraid, and it is no longer on the menu... More
May 16, 2015|
Response from Ben H | Property representative |
Hi there, Our menus are available on our website, we aren't open on Mondays and our opening times are also available on the website. Tripadvisor doesn't allow links or websites in responses so I can't provide the website... More
May 16, 2015|
Response from Ben H | Property representative |
Hi there, Our menus can be found on our website, there is a link on the tripadvisor page or alternatively you can google Ben's Bury St Edmunds, unfortunately tripadvisor does not allow website links in responses. We are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-45 Churchgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 762119
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