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Bristol Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Bristol Hill, Ipswich IP9 1PU, England
+44 1473 787200
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having done an 11K hike this pub was a welcome sight... the outside does not portray the quality of food and service available. Very quick service and the sandwiches were just superb... I had a BLT - loads of bacon, fresh tomatoes and salad leaves and swapped butter for mayo. Friend had tuna sandwich and it didn't touch the side.... More 

Thank Sarah C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

My wife and I had a lovely meal at the Bristol Arms, along with many members of our volunteer group. Steak and Ale pie - wholesome food with great veg and potatoes, and the Lamb - melt in your mouth quality! We will definitely be going again.

Thank GaryRichens
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Good food and great service - all much appreciated. Home made scotch egg with piccalilli was a great start to the meal followed by delicious lamb rump and rounded off with a great sticky toffee pudding. All for just £20 which was outstanding value for money.

Thank Mandy P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I had a three course meal last Thursday and it was excellent. I was part of a 14 strong group but everyone was served quickly and efficiently. The food was superb. I had scollops and black pudding to start. I ate every bit even though I'd usually avoid black pudding. The lamb with Dauphinois potatoes and veg was succulent,not over... More 

Thank mazyp2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Fabulous, varied 4 course meal on New Years Eve. Only £35. There was also a drinks deal for of £10 which included 3 drinks and a glass of good quality Fizz at midnight. Great food, no queue for drinks. Fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff. Who could ask for more?

Thank gpugh1
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Had a lovely anniversary meal there last night,served by friendly staff, meal was very good as always and washed down with a few beers. Good food, reasonably priced what more could you ask for........

Thank Maulloyd1977
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Our local group Shotley Open Spaces arranged a mid-week New Year's meal of three courses and we were able to choose from a delicious selection. The food was excellent, of a very high standard, as was the service, for a very reasonable £20 per head. We were able to purchase drinks separately at the bar. There was 14 in the... More 

Thank Cromwell48
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent 4-course meal here with friends on New Year's Eve, tasty, varied and cooked to perfection with excellent service. The atmosphere was buzzing in the main bar with young and old enjoying the music and waiting for the Harwich fireworks at midnight. A really good place to welcome in the New Year.

Thank Shotleyite
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Bristol Arms has very good food, wonderful views over the estuary where you can watch the boats and wildlife . ( As previously mentioned you can have a meal in the bar area and take your dog). The whole place is very charming and There are wonderful walks in either direction , one way a lovely coastal walk, the other... More 

Thank flintstonesdog
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

I have left a nice review before as I can't believe the difference in standards. Saturday night spent sitting in the bar with X factor blaring out while trying to enjoy our meal with locals swearing and dominating the experience. The food was weird as ordered a tuna steak which was massive, chewy and raw in the middle. Yuk. It... More 

Thank sexypink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bristol Hill, Ipswich IP9 1PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 787200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?