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Gardeners Arms

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Manningtree Road, Ipswich IP9 2TG, England
+44 1473 328868
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was received by a friendly welcome at the bar by presumably the owner which was a lovely start to our visit. Lovely range of beers and ciders here. We chose to eat in the bar area although there is a separate restaurant area. Lots of little knick-knacks on display made the atmostphere cosy and interesting. There is a little beer... More 

Thank ferg17
Manningtree, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited many pubs in my time. This one takes the prize. It is an excellent, welcoming, atmospheric house that truly caters for traditional British cuisine and a high quality of customer care. A lovely homely location that makes one feel right at the home. If you are looking for a traditional English country pub to enjoy a pleasant... More 

Thank 7toddo
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Although we're local, we had never used this pub as we are lucky to have so many to choose from around here - what a mistake! The surroundings are quirky with interesting ornaments and decorations all around the pub. There was a good choice of food and specials, the service was friendly and efficient and the meals were excellent. It's... More 

Thank foogle2010
Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food here is truly excellent. Really pleasant country pub run by a family. Pretty much the perfect place for a pint and some superb food. Unpretentious, clean and good wholesome food. An easy five stars.

Thank Foxandhare
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family in March 2017. We booked a table ahead and this was ready for us on arrival. Initially, service was slow and drinks order was taken a little late. However once the main meals were ordered, things got up to speed. (this was peak time on a Sunday and the restaurant was nearly full) We ordered a... More 

Thank learnedtraveller
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A wonderful country pub, unspoiled with great atmosphere. Food very good, friendly staff a perfect cosy setting for a relaxing meal.

Thank Iris G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food is excellent quality pub grub. The staff are very friendly and the pub is clean. Lots of interesting statues, masks and instruments adorn the walls. The garden is pleasant with Benches for the summer.

Thank David M
Crawley, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We took my mother here for Sunday lunch, and had a very warm welcome, a great family run pub, nice menu, lots of well cooked veg and fantastic roast potatoes and we all had a great Sunday lunch, we will be back

1 Thank Barbara S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The atmosphere is unique, service excellent and very professional yet friendly. Food is excellent and we are frequent customers. Best local pub for miles.

2 Thank Lorna P
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A very friendly pub that has good food at reasonable and affordable prices. A great choice on the 'seniors' menu during the week.Love the somewhat quirky decor,have also found lots of birthday cards and bits and pieces to buy.A good old fashioned pub with excellent food,says it all.

Thank 369toots

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manningtree Road, Ipswich IP9 2TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 328868

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