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The Trowel and Hammer

) #80 of 145 Restaurants in Lowestoft ££ - £££ , British,
Pakefield st, Lowestoft NR33 0JS, England
+44 1502 561464
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Pakefield st, Lowestoft NR33 0JS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went Saturday night, there was a group playing from 8:30, not for the youngsters, most customers were middle aged to retired so the music was pitched for them which was great (but a bit loud for me personally). Bar staff pleasant and efficient and although...More

Thank LesGUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got told off by a bar staff member for using my phone. Got accused of playing music loud when completely untrue. 4 witnesses. Landlady very unfair over alleged "phone Policies in the pub. Something I've never heard if in my 30 years in the hospitality...More

Thank Tom N
bettystotter, Bar staff at The Trowel and Hammer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, i'm said memember of staff. You was playing music or video clips on your phone, in your opinion it may have not been loud however we had complaints from people in the conservatory and down the bottom, its wasn't actually untill the 3/4 i...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent local pub that offers good food. There is a large seating and play area in the garden if you're visiting with your family as we were. My only negative would be that the fence blocks the sea view but other than...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Took my family here for a meal. I can honestly say i would never go back even if you paid me. Service was poor, food was bland and the manager i can only presume has little or no customer service skills what so ever. He...More

Thank Andystone1977
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We found ourselves here not through choice...we'd planned to get fish and chips & sit on the beach, but the rain dictated otherwise. However, we were willing to give it a go. I have to say, the food was nice. We'd all decided on a...More

4  Thank sazzle_1983
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped for fish n chips and a pint (£15 all in). Excellent food, friendly service. Nice pint as well.

Thank adrian l
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Haven't been since it's changed hands so thought I would give it ago, well I wish I hadn't bothered. Nothing like the old staff that worked there before eg. Waitresses service and food. Grumpy welcome, food very poor standard won't be going back. Needs to...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Nice enough pub but needs an awful lot of work. The upholstery on the seating is very tired poor and in places dirty, the remaining decor is of a generally poor standard that would benefit from a lick of paint. The garden area is pleasant...More

2  Thank ianj8793
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely dog friendly pub, great food. Good quality and quantity. Will definitely be back. Lovely sot by the beach, was access for dog walks.

Thank 50tigget
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Friendly staff and excellent food and good choice of ales. Restaurant spotless and the bar area very typical of an old English pub.

Thank David K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 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: Pakefield st, Lowestoft NR33 0JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 561464
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