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The Bunbury Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ixworth Rd, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, England
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were seated in appropriate time and were having a lovely carvery, until we decided to have a dessert. The two of us waited around half an hour for our plates to be cleared and to receive our menus to order dessert. I then decided to get my own menu from the bar, to find I still didn't receive any... More 

Thank hannah h
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a family of five. Ordered a vegi alternative to the roast and was told the gravy would be on the table but this arrived half way through the meal . not great quality meat and vegetables but as a basic pub meal it was ok the staff were inexperienced but friendly and did genuinely try to help

Thank sonia p
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

first time and could not fault the food and service , we will be going back very soon, the steak I had was cooked just as I had asked x

Thank taniajohnsonp
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, plenty of it and hot. The Carvery is a very attractive option, though there is a tendency to take too much as it looks so appetizing.

Thank Richard G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came as a party of 7 tonight to celebrate a birthday ,, First time visit for my partner and I , Six of us had a carvery which was very tasty and plenty of choices of veg, The staff made us feel welcome and kept checking if we needed any thing and was we ok. Bunbury Arms is a... More 

Thank Linda L
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional Sunday carvery is very good. Can get busy so you may have to wait but they will look after you. Better that than being empty!

Thank Miles294
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit here on Saturday. Staff were very friendly, went above and beyond the service they gave. Accommodated my requests to use party poppers, bring balloons and also our own cake. The food was also very nice. Personally I had the carvery which I'd recommend and go back again.

Thank flumpy555
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My wife and I decided to try the £10 offer for two at the Carver.Well, the food was not worth £5 each. The Beef was overcooked(and small portion) the roast potts were rubbery and not nice to eat and most of the vegetables were very unappetising and not seasoned.Overall a very poor meal ,cheap and not very cheerful.When I tried... More 

Thank Sweenyman
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A busy restaurant on a busy road, I have eaten here for many years and have seen many people running it come and go. As a carvery i have never had a bad meal, Like a lot of carverys there is always a best time to be there, but to be fair the food is mostly good and great value... More 

Thank Stanley R
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We chose this place because it was a half way meeting point for our family. Five of us chose the carvery and two of us had a cheeseburger. We all really enjoyed our meals and all went for a desert. The restaurant itself was a typical pub/carvery but it was laid out nicely and was in no way noisy which... More 

Thank ABr0wn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ixworth Rd, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds  >  Great Barton

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