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Trowel and Hammer

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Mill Road | Nr Stowmarket, Cotton IP14 4QL, England
+44 1449 257381
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 am
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this Sunday for the traditional Sunday roast and all I can say is what a let down in expectations. Food was served reasonably quick but the standard of what was on the plate was not great. A pile of hacked up Lamb which looked to have been reheated in gravy to keep warm was tough and fatty. Veg was... More 

Thank Steve W
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Dear Steve, We are very sorry we forgot your parsnips which were brought out to you with the Chefs sincerest apologies. All of Sunday mornings our chefs are busy at work preparing and cooking fresh ingredients for the day ahead including our roast meats, homemade Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and homemade meat gravy. With vegetables, being cooked to order. We... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub was very welcoming - clean, with rustic charm and warm on a cold May evening. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The main menu is extensive and a daily specials board is also presented prior to ordering. The food was very reasonably priced, excellently presented and was very tasty. The staff made sure we had everything... More 

Thank Libellule_Noire
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you very much for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing y U again soon. Kind regards, More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic. Very friendly staff and a lovely pub to relax and have a drink. This pub also has a lovely garden.

Thank Georgette D
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Dear Georgette, thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon :) More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely welcome and prompt attention from the bar for drinks and table choice Dogs made welcome so a big plus for us otherwise we would not visit , this Includes a water bowl in the lounge which is appreciated for our four legged friend. Menu limited but all meals served are of good quality and freshly made so taste optimum.... More 

Thank Amanda T
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Hello Amanda. Thank you for your review and kind words. We love well behaved dogs, so please do keep bringing the furry friend :) We have a new menu coming out soon, so we hope to see you then! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a family meal and it was delicious. Just had starter and main course was to full for desert. The bar staff very friendly and also the waitresses. We will be returning.

Thank Karen R
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Hi Karen, thanks for your visit and review. Hope we see you again very soon :) More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

With a last minute decision made to go out for a meal, which then turned out to be one of the best made for a long while. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing and considering it then was a long journey home for myself, I certainly was not wanting for refreshments until well into... More 

Thank Stuart M
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Dear Stuart. Thank you for your review and venturing out to visit us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon to try our new menu which will be launched very shortly! More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

The menu is not massively adveturous but it does pub grub well. A nice atmosphere in a lovely building. I had a burger which was so-so, in a nice kind of way.

Thank DRB380
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Hi Drb, thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.Thank you! Lots of character and tasty food well prepared - good friendly service.

Thank Karen G
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Dear Karen, thank you for your kind words and review. We hope to see you again soon as we will be launching our new menu with some exciting new dishes available. Best wishes. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a meal with some friends and planned to have a few beers too. Menu was pretty limited but burgers sounded good, served with nice chips and coleslaw. Burgers were a good size and looked homemade but lacked abit of flavour - but still as a lunch this was fine, main grumble is the limited selection of beers, Adnams Bitter... More 

1 Thank SweetBucks
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Dear Sweetbucks, thank you for your review. As you well mentioned, our Steak burgers are homemade and their is a range of toppings available if one wishes. Unfortunately it is not that we don't wish to support the local micro breweries, it is that we are contracted to order our beers through Enterprise Inns and local brewers are not approved.... More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

we arrived right on opening time on a saturday lunch time, offered a full menu and dealt with by really lovely staff highly recommended

Thank 601nickw
HutchinsA, Manager at Trowel and Hammer, responded to this review

Hi Nick, thank you for your review and hope you visit us again soon. Best wishes! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 am
12:00 pm - 9:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Road | Nr Stowmarket, Cotton IP14 4QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Cotton
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 257381
Picturesque part-thatched pub in the beautiful village of Cotton serving excellent homemade food, well kept real ales, a wide selection of lagers and ciders, as well as an extensive range of wines and soft drinks. Always something happening join our Facebook page to keep up to date!

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