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Gardeners Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Church Road, Tostock IP30 9PA, England
+44 1359 270460
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When we first arrived, it was apparent that this is a 'locals pub' where the landlord greated most customers by thier first name. However, we were still made to feel welcome. We bought drinks at the bar and sat at our booked table for 10 minutes before deciding to go find the menus ourselves. I guess the locals know the... More 

Thank Kevin B
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and very friendly staff, & a landlord with a great sense of humour. Nothing seems too much trouble and the helpings are generous.

Thank LouWoo69
Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended to try this pub by our B & B hosts, and we are glad they did. The food is excellent, no frills but very good. Beware the portion sizes, they are huge, I have a big appetite and even I was full!! My husband and shared a starter and a dessert, and had a main course each.... More 

Thank Eileen A
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find. This small quaint pub comes with its own unique owners. We came for a meal and we're astounded by the size of the portions. It's not often that an owner talks you out of food, but here I was advised that I had ordered too much! Steve, the publican was absolutely correct. I wasn't even able... More 

Thank HELEN k
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely country pub with great food. Six of us visited and had a lovely meal. Large portions and lovely home cooked food. The sweets were amazing and huge!! Prices very good. Looking forward to returning soon. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank 1969ws
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Enjoyed a nice lunch with family at this small, down to earth pub. The unpretentious menu has plenty of options with all the pub favourites and the portion sizes were generous and the prices reasonable.

Thank Simongardnergrimm
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We tried this out while staying in the area and were not disappointed. The food is not exotic. What it is is good Pub grub. Hearty generous portions and they're happy to make adjustments. My husband wanted the burger without salad and with chips, not french fries - no problem. The table to our left had steaks and were provided... More 

Thank spacetraveller1001
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

went out for lunch and was not disappointed with the whole meal presented well hot and tasty .home cooked fresh plenty of choice nice and friendly hosts .nice setting in rural village

Thank Susan P
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Enjoyed a very nice meal which was reasonably priced as were the drinks. The deserts looked good to but alas we were to full to try them. Pleasant surroundings.

Thank Colin W
Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Food varied and excellent. Portions enormous! Landlord very welcoming. Sitting outside on the edge of the village green on a fine evening watching the sun set was heaven.

Thank RikMiddleton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Tostock IP30 9PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Tostock
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 270460

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