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The Arbor House

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43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
+44 1473 219960
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit to The Arbour House and I think may just be my last! My husband and I visited with friends for the first time on their anniversary and we were blown away by the Small Plates (english tapas) from the menu. We were indulging in gorgeous duck scotch eggs, ham and cheese croquettes, mini baked camembert,... More 

Thank Sonya B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the small platters just the right size to nibble while enjoying a gin or two. The place has been restored beautifully and has a great atmosphere. This deserves to succeed ticks many boxes for me no doubt about that.Food was of an excellent quality

Thank Gary C
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to have a chance night out with my wife as children had all been accepted for sleepovers so time to run !!! Normal drinking house is the Greyhound in Ipswich which is always fab, but on the way we noticed the Arbour House had re opened (old Arboretum) so we popped in and what a great idea that was,... More 

1 Thank Powerscape
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349 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for pre theatre meal, excellent choice, very warm welcome, food was delicious although the bed of rocket for each slate was a bit ott, especially if you don't like rocket leaves. Good price, a feast for the eyes. Good choice of wines

1 Thank Jacqueline C
Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We just popped in for a drink to check out this newly re-opened and under new management pub. The new owners only opened 8 weeks ago (not sure how reviews from 2013 can be attached to the Arbor House).... And we stayed 4 hours! The beers on offer were craft and international beers, and the friendly staff let's us sample... More 

1 Thank 8932mett
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is the old Arboretum Pub which has been recently restored and under new ownership It has a very pleasant and tasteful interior. My wife and I have eaten here in the evening on two occasions and the food has been exceptionally good. There is an interesting menu including vegetarian options, small bites and baguettes. Prices are very good value... More 

1 Thank David C
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times now for drinks and food and we are loving the new look. Don't get me wrong we always loved the Arboretum as it was known before as this is so local to us but I think the money has been well spent here. It has been sympathetically redone with tasteful decor and furnishings. The... More 

1 Thank thtourguide
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Read a review in the local paper and decided to visit. Had never been prior to the refurbishment but I can thoroughly recommend it now. Décor is good, it had been described as "New York loft style" and I would agree. Great choice of food for lunch and evening, bistro style and also lighter options for those wanting smaller portions.... More 

1 Thank Alison M
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner here, place has been refurbished and reopened as Arbor House, seating downstairs, upstairs and outside. Food was not typical pub grub, more bistro fancy than that, but most importantly tasted great and was very well presented. Would thoroughly recommend this place.

2 Thank Wadhurst-Dave
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

I think we should all club together and buy some letters to put up outside, the car park is not far if you don't mind paying to go to the pub. Staff were ok.

1 Thank Barry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Mediterranean, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 219960
Located a stone's throw from the Town Center we are most welcoming of locals, tourists, students and dogs with well behaved owners.

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