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The Bushel

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Bar, British, Pub
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St John Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SN, England
+44 1284 754333
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Showing 94: English reviews
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With so much choice in this town built around a brewery every pub has a challenge. This one has gone down the comfy and cosy line. I'm all for a big lazy chair and a nice beer which this place does very well. Does what it says, a pint in the snug is a good pint. Doesn't fell like a... More 

Thank Matt C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations online through their site. Started with some delicious bread and olives then had the Roast Turkey dinner. Ended with a simple ice cream and donuts dessert. Everything was absolutely perfect. One of my many times eating at The Bushel and each and every time the service and food have been wonderful.

Thank Tom R
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had a long weekend in bury and stayed Friday and Saturday nights with breakfast. Pub / hotel very modern with character and nice features. Big sofas went down well after eating on the Friday evening and made it difficult to wander back to the room. Breakfast was excellent both mornings with plenty of selection on the cooked menu and usual... More 

Thank mike i
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I'm a guest here and had dinner and breakfast. Some of the best food I've ever had, and even though I get breakfast included, I'd eat here anyway!

Thank Barbara O
Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

GreAt place with superb pub food, fine beers and funny staff! Uncalled it the extension of our living room ;)) Always worth a visit!!

Thank tommyschmitz
Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed for two nights and found the room (we had one in the courtyard) very comfortable. The rainshower was wonderful. The heated towel rail meant our towels dried quickly. the hotel was ideally located to walk round Bury St Edmonds. Breakfasts were cooked to order and cereals were help yourself from the buffet. We had the Sunday lunch here... More 

Thank Crazyfrog0
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Following a weekend in Woodbridge, we thought we would drop into Bury St Edmunds for some lunch on our way home. We were pleasantly surprised when we found this pub. The food menu is pretty varied and the overall atmosphere was nice and chilled with plenty of room. Great place for lunch, dinner or a drink or two. Also very... More 

Thank _F00d_f4n4tic
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This Green King pub has got a pleasant atmosphere and the staff are pleasant and friendly. The main impression I got was that this pub tries to be both a pub and an eatery, but doesn't do either very convincingly. The pub is quite relaxed and cosy. Although it attempts to come across as individual with some nice touches the... More 

Thank JamesPManning
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
193 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Stayed for one night B & B, with my wife. The pub was very well managed and had a number of real ales on tap. Good little restaurant serving a good selection of food. We had Fish & Chips, with minty mushy peas. It was O.K. It was a delight to be able to sit outside, with a pre dinner... More 

1 Thank Michael A K
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Good range of drinks, Greene King beers on draught, food was below average and chicken caesar salad was more like caesar dressing soup with some burnt chicken cooked on a dirty chargrill thrown on top of little gem lettuce.. and some old croutons. service was excellent but the food let it down.

1 Thank cluster9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St John Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds
  • Phone Number: +44 1284 754333

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