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The Arbor House

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Bar, British, Pub
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43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
+44 1473 219660
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my partner pop in regularly for a delicious sunday roast! The meat is cooked to perfection everytime and Chefs gravy is superb, The decor of the venue is attractive and inviting and the beverages on offer are also very appealing. I also highly recommend the small plates and burgers, they're called small plates although 3 of them can... More 

Thank NyEc12345
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Great selection of drinks. Lovely decor. Friendly employees. What was a dump of a pub is now gorgeous. The scotch egg is awesome!!

Thank Cjfh
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Saturday night, it was a large group of ladies. We arrived for drinks first, we had those at the bar loads of wines and spirits to chose from! We then made our way upstairs for a wonderful set menu dinner. I had tempura vegetables and spaghetti for dinner! It was fresh and delicious, my friends raved about... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the article in vanilla magazine me and my husband decided to pay a visit. When we arrived not very busy for a Saturday night... Went to order food and was told we would had to wait a while as they had a large table in! What is and a table of 10 get real good job the pub... More 

2 Thank louiseF9936OT
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Like many other Ipswich residents I remember the Arboretum of the 1980s. When I worked in Ipswich it was our lunchtime local complete with dartboard and jukebox. Since then it has had a number of changes of ownership/management and we were pleased to find it reopened as the Arbor House. We visited at lunchtime with friends a few weeks ago... More 

Thank kathieml
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My first visit to what was "The Arboretum" since I was teaching at the Art School in 1966 and playing occasionally for the pub's darts team.. An old school friend and myself enjoyed a quiet lunch and a couple of drinks before taking in the Paolozzi exhibition across the road. Nice ambience and friendly staff. Perfect for a mid-day chat... More 

Thank noredtram
Melbourn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon and were the only punters as it was a slow time and Ipswich were at home! But it still had more atmosphere than some pubs Ive bee to that are full!! Gorgeous place and they serve their gin and tonic in a proper big round glass! Will be back.

Thank 68ACH68
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
547 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was looking forward to trying the Arbor House but I was left disappointed. my burger was of really poor quality, it really isn't that hard to make your own burgers especially if charging the same price as other venues in the area who have much better burgers for the same price. the dessert didn't improve my experience. the ginger... More 

Thank foodfootballbeer
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This premises has had several incarnations in the last few years, so I wasn't that hopeful for this latest one. I have been there several times now, lunch and dinner and just drinks. As a couple, with girlfriends and friends. It has been consistently good. The service is friendly, personal and efficient but not too matey, and the food is... More 

Thank nickismisc
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Friendly place with good ales. Food excellent from short menu.The platter was good nice cut ham with Scotch egg and a flavoursome Cheddar.

Thank Heshappy

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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
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 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 219660
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?