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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
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is OK and good value. Typical pub grub, you get what you pay for. The Sunday roast is a fairly valued meal and better than some other local establishments. The table waiting staff are very helpful, composed when busy and very courteous but the bar maid I found very rude. She was rude to a member of staff... More 

Thank Shootingstars12345
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner. Excellent value and the food was delicious. The staff were very friendly. My only complaint is that there is no service at your table. You have to go to the bar to place your food and drinks order.... really don't like this system. Think it would add a lot of value to the experience of... More 

Thank Blesjka
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our local and since we moved into the area about 18 months ago we have visited maybe 7 or 8 times. I have never posted a review before but following a particularly good experience on our last visit I thought I would give a little boost to their Tripadvisor rating. One of the questions Tripadvisor ask is, is... More 

Thank Richard P
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went in there late on new year's day, i understand we was a late customer our meals wasn't very impressive, my lasagne was nice but the chips i had on side weren't and seemed hardly cooked, along with garlic bread being very tough. My partners pie was delicious but was wasn't pleased with the vegetables he had all dry and... More 

Thank Stacey B
Bury At Edmunds
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here today for our family new year celebration. Thank you. Good food and a decent price we would recommend.

Thank JoanneRG
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with friends for the Christmas lunch. As a vegetarian I was looking forward to a nut roast and confess I had assumed the rest of the meal would be the same as my meat eating friends. (As is the case in most places). What I received was a strange concoction which I and my friends could not determine, it... More 

Thank 44447777
Sudbury Suffolk
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 6 colleagues for a prebooked set lunch. The choice of food was good but unfortunately there was only a nut roast on offer for vegetarians and the 2 people who had this were not impressed as it tasted strongly of mint and didn't appear to have any nuts in it! Apart from this the food was tasty although... More 

Thank Jackie89
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here during a Christmas lunch and we had a big table with lots of small children. The staff were fantastic at accommodating us and nothing was too much trouble. The food was very tasty I had a steak cooked to perfection. Great friendly atmosphere and lots of parking. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

Thank TopCat1984
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?