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The Arbor House

43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
+44 1473 219660
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“scotch egg” (4 reviews)
“veggie roast” (2 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
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11 - 20 of 45 reviews

Reviewed September 11, 2017

Have walked past a few times thought it looked nice so gave it a try. Brilliant service , food prices very good. Partner had the chilli which was inspired, I had the lentil and chestnut pie- best veggie meal I have had in a very...More

1  Thank Lulu2010186338
Reviewed August 28, 2017

After the shocking service we received in a supposedly top restaurant in Ipswich on Bank Holiday Saturday night it was a pleasure to be met with enthusiasm and professionalism at the Arbor. Only had a few drinks and some coffee and sat outside but the...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed August 25, 2017

A friend and I visited for a Saturday night. I've eaten at the Arbiurgouse a few times before and have previously left reviews about these wonderful "Small Plates" (English tapas style dishes). We ordered the cod bites, falafel, chicken skewers, pitta and hummus, Haloumi fries...More

1  Thank Sonya B
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Surprise find, a little out of the way of busy Ipswich. Varied menu, well priced and very pleasant service. Food was tasty, being picky the ciabatta was rather dry.

Thank colchesterain
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Despite being one of only two parties eating we were sat right next to the other party which was slightly annoying. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. There we no starters as such on the menu so we ordered a selection of their small plates....More

Thank 8mrsh8
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Had a lovely Sunday lunch here today, the food was nicely presented, the service friendly and helpful and all very relaxing The wine choice is good and the real ales are well cared for, with a good range of other drinks if you want them...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Having visited the arbour four times in the past two month's and having a wonderfull Meal my best friend requested that we meet up at the arbour after my rave reviews, I understand that menu's change but the new menu is not appealing in the...More

1  Thank mummyof3110
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

We attended the Britalian weekend, so instead of the legendary Sunday roast, we had two small plates for starters, the chorizo in red wine and the sensational salmon scotch eggs. Mains were a perfectly cooked swordfish steak and a deeply flavoured Osso bucco. Finished off...More

Thank IpswichRita
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Well this place has changed a bit! Popped in for a quick drink and was surprised at what I saw. Was expecting an old dingy pub, but found quite the opposite. Large range of beers both on draft and bottled. The barmaid did seem a...More

1  Thank BennyBlue
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Really good food and great selection of beers, right next to Ipswich Museum and Art Gallery, a welcome culinary experience after much mediocrity in Ipswich's pub eating scene. Go see the Museum, and then eat drink at the Arbor HOuse.

Thank Adamproendos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 219660
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Located a stone's throw from the Town Center we are most welcoming of locals, tourists, students and dogs with well behaved owners.
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