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The Masons Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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14 Whiting St., Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NX , England
+44 1284 753955
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Chigwell England
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on the 29th Dec. 2016. We had sandwiches and wine and beer. The sandwiches were made of thick slices of bread (granary for us). They were very fresh and filled right up with what we ordered, beef for my wife and prawns with sauce for me. A great place for lunch in the city centre!!!

Thank kevinl1
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice Pub with some really interesting Ales, Warm & Cosy but spoiled by Staff with an attitude and a slow non flexible kitchen. The idea of a Starter is for you to nibble on something while your food is cooked?? Oh no, not here! 5 minutes after we finished our Starter we are informed there is no Chicken, they... More 

Thank Charles B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is beautiful and cosy inside and the food was tasty, however it took 70 minutes from ordering to getting four main meals, yet it did not feel like an overly busy lunchtime period. We had to enquire ourselves after 45 minutes as to the cause of the delay. They did kindly take the cost of the coffees off the... More 

Thank HalfofEach
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our local. Friendly cosy pub. Typical average priced pub grub. Good choice of local ales. Friendly and helpful.

Thank Kelly W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't like attitude of bar staff. Badgered to order beer and then got short measure. Begrudgingly topped up.

1 Thank Michael C
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant evening at the masons last night. Lots of tasty food. Majority of us had lamb and turkey- amazing Yorkies. Definitely worth coming back for a normal meal. Service also good.

Thank Plumala
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went there tonight for work's Xmas meal. Sitting at 7.30 for meal, didn't get starters until 8.15 and dessert still hadn't arrived by 10.10 when I had to leave to get train home.

1 Thank PJ S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my first visit here, great menu, loveley enviroment, big selection of drinks and staff were friendly too. Will come back. Thank you guys

Thank Bensmith30
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Your not going to find this place unless you're looking for it. Away from the shops, it's only found if you spot the blackboard at the top of Whiting Street. But please make the effort. Great food. Good beers. Small garden area. Great for lunch and dinner.

Thank PeteSag356
Southwold, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Value for money, lovely environment, good service, would definitely visit if again in Bury, only disappointment was in a Green King pub, the home town of the brewery and they'd run out of Green King IPA

Thank HG985

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Whiting St., Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 753955

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?