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The Tollgate

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Bar, British, Pub
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142 Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6AX, England
+44 1284 755237
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cannot recommend as it varies so much. We visited a few weks ago and it was fine. Our last visit was a disaster, Long wait, cold food. Poor service. A shame as it is a nice enough pub but not worth the effort of going there. We need to know that the extra journey is going to be worth it.... More 

Thank 544jamesv
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place seemed to have been renovated to good effect; it certainly felt more pub-like than some other places we visited. The menu had some interesting items on it and the food was good, served promptly. The drinks menu includes a few cocktails, which was nice. No complaints - we would go here again if in the area.

Thank J P
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is ok but expensive for what you get.A large group of us ,half of us were not impressed.Small portions. Went home hungry and ate a large bowl of cereal. Quite local to us but wouldn't go back if I was paying .

Thank mjcdjh
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forgot gravy on a roast dinner of all things! Food was lukewarm. The waiters was friendly but bar staff very the opposite. Sadly disappointed.

Thank clobo-1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch 4 of us,starters were very tasty three had mushrooms one had calamari,main courses all had good portions and well cooked and desserts delightful,could not fault the service and attention. Would recommend without doubt.

Thank Brian W
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors to Bury St Edmunds will need a car or good walking shoes to find the Tollgate but for us locals, it's become a bit of a gem. A thorough makeover has turned the Tollgate into a pretty decent pub and the food is very good.

Thank PeteSag356
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointing evening. Organised a staff outing to say goodbye to a colleague, as we were a big party we thought this would be a good place to go. After initially refusing to serve us as a whole table so our order came out together a waitress reluctantly arrived. Unfortunately our evening was disrupted by an issue in the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a nice coffee to start with a latte and an Americano. They arrived promptly and were tasty... we then decided to have food! Had two porky burgers. Very tasty nice portion size and served quickly! Onion rings sides you don't get a lot but a meal under 30 quid you can't really complain... two ginger beers worked out a... More 

Thank Ludango95
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Looks can be deceiving. Pub is nicely decorated and bright, however more of a warm welcome would go a very long way. The only male we encountered seemed to have the inability to say excuse me or even speak when serving or taking an order. This same man pushed through to remove menus from the table to replace with those... More 

Thank Zebi07
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend opposite the Tollgate to a hotel! The food and service was lovely, the desserts were amazing. The garden was lovely the tipi tent was quirky and interesting, reasonable price and great atmosphere, would definitely return! The staff were all lovely

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 755237
Traditional Freshly cooked food served with a rustic charm in a modern but relaxed atmosphere.

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