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The Brewers Arms Rattlesden

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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Lower Road | Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, Rattlesden IP30 0RJ, England
+44 1449 736377
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A real roller coaster of a history even in very recent times. Currently too unpredictable to recommend a visit but hopefully there will be a period of stability where the current team understand the needs of the market.

Thank Miles294
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't had a meal for over 2 years and booked to take relatives. To be told by some friends that there had been several landlords over that time and the pub hadn't been great and was now under new management again (3 weeks ago). We turned up to find a very friendly landlady and a band setting up for... More 

Thank britton1965
Hazel B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Rattlesden, responded to this review

thank you so much! we are very happy you have had a wonderful time at the brewers arms and hope to see you again soon. take care! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in after a walk in the Rattlesden area. Initially a bit disappointed as only one of the four handpumps was operational but the beer was Wolfe's Sirius Dog Star and was in tip top condition. I opted for the Norfolk crab sarnie and my friend went for the ploughmans. Both were superb. The sarnie was a huge doorstep of... More 

Thank martinballhome
Hazel B, Manager at The Brewers Arms Rattlesden, responded to this review

fantastic, we are very happy you enjoyed your lunch here at the brewers arms, and hope for your return soon. thank you for your review and enjoy your day! More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Three of us decided to meet up at this pub for lunch, having read some of the reviews and deciding to return there after a gap of 10 years (the gap being for family reasons, not previous disappointment). We gathered that the current landlord has been in post for about just 4 months. We were welcomed well enough by the... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Popped in again for a lunchtime meal as I was passing by, nice to see it open unlike many other local places I passed by. Huge burger cooked to perfection in a brioche bun, loads of homemade coleslaw, hand cut chips and salad. Nice to see trade is picking up and there were several people eating. Friendly service from the... More 

Thank Clive R
Needham Market, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Booked a table as a party of 4 last Sunday. Been to the Arms many times under several previous owners (not always happily) so I was curious to see how it was going with the new owners. We all enjoyed our lunch and choice of beers very much, served up promptly by an enthusiastic young crew. The choice of food... More 

Thank peegee123
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

We found this gem in my husbands good pub guide. The guide said food was served from 6.00pm but when we arrived we found out on Friday they don't start till 7.00pm and did takeaway fish & chips 6.00pm - 7.00pm, however they where more than happy to let us sit down for a lovely meal. Even better was we... More 

Thank donna j
Rattlesden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Just returned from yet another Brewers Arms OAP Lunchtime meal. Quality food and fantastic value. This is a pub that sells pub food - good stuff and plenty of it - prepared and delivered by people who care!

Thank DG651
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely pub! Great homemade food and lovely welcome by the staff.I visited The Brewers arms during the week on two occasions as I was on a two day course in nearby Stowmarket. Myself and my colleague had lunch. I had the cheese ploughmans which was delicious! The pickle and coleslaw were homemade and everything was very fresh and... More 

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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Although the room was rather nice, the food here was unimaginative, although reasonably-priced. It was also a little absurd - for example, warm vegetables served with a cold quiche; had the latter been heated, the meal would have been so much better. Equally, the bolognese was so drowned in garlic that I reeked for days after.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $24
Bar, Pub
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Television
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Road | Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, Rattlesden IP30 0RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Rattlesden
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 736377
Under New Management since the 12th September, we have refurbished this 13th century building with further plans for the future. New established well received menu including light lunches and sandwiches, seafood and mains, burgers, steaks and grills, desserts and a beautiful Sunday Roast. All our produce is locally sourced and we have an exquisite wine list including host and premium wines, and bubbly of course. family and dog friendly, we aim to cater for everyone in a warm, inviting atmosphere. brand new pool table, juke box and new bar, this public house has been shown some well deserved TLC. regular live entertainment is key and we have had a fantastic response. open from 12-12 tuesday to sunday, we finish restaurant service at 9PM. please, come and give us a try!

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