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“Do try this one - it's truly good”
Review of Artichoke

Artichoke
Ranked #14 of 31 Restaurants in Bungay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hove, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Do try this one - it's truly good”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

There were four of us and including drinks the bill was only just over £80.00 which for some great quality beer and two courses each was great value. The food was good quality. It's a bit off the beaten track but really worthwhile a check out

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank SimonDF1023
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Norfolk
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Pub”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

What's not to like ! Lovely building - bit like stepping back in time - panelling, settles, horse brasses, pictures, inglenook - wooden and tiled floors - real ales - good reasonably priced wines by the glass or bottle - bar area to just pop in for a drink and a mardle - few tables and a separate dining area. Spotlessly clean, good atmosphere, warm welcome and efficient service. Mix of customers - locals, couples, family groups, ramblers and a dog under a bar table.

We had been recommended by friends and very much enjoyed a quick lunch - plenty of choice from steaks to fish and chips, sausages and filled rolls. Meat was from the local butcher. We had whitebait, minestrone soup and steak pie - one real plus was no butter in foil packets, no tartare sauce in sachets but the real thing, plus French dressing in a little bottle.

Husband Kurt remarked he would really enjoy this pub as his local - praise indeed !

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank kikiflowerNorfolk
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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Brilliant Meal”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Tried out The Artichoke on the recommendation of our B&B, & were so glad we did. Really busy bar area, & we hadn't booked a table - but they sad they could accommodate us in half an hour. So we had a drink & perused the menu, & were ushered through to our table bang on time. One chicken with orange & tarragon gravy; & one red snapper with lemon & chilli butter - truly excellent. Our requests for more gravy (as it was so good) & then some bread to mop up the excess gravy ()s it was too good to waste, were met with good humour; & the stem ginger & italian marmalade ice creams were wonderful. Good service, pleasant atmosphere, extensive wine selection & very reasonable pricing all added up to an great evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Gaz_n_Gill
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AN EXCEPTIONAL PUB”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

John and Nicki really know how to run a pub. The large selection of real ales are perfectly kept and the massive selection of single malts would be reason enough to visit again and again, but the factor which makes this friendly pub excel are the staff who run it! We were a party of twelve including three children and the large menu selection ensured there was something to suite everyone’s taste, including the vegetarian options. The freshly cooked food, (most of which is sourced locally) which arrived promptly and at the same time, was of a high standard.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank tommick
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Treharris
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“Whisky Galore! - and Ale.”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

This is a pub with a very impressive selection of beers both on tap, pump and gravity fed. I'm sure I have never seen so many fine single malt whisky's, over 80 I am told. With all this selection if you need advise the otherwise quiet and polite bar staff prove to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in helping you taste and choose. Definitely a booze connoisseurs pub. The food is good, not excellent. However It is little unfair I think to describe it as standard pub fare. It has a nice back garden away from the road, a heated smokers gazebo and in winter a roaring log fire. I don't write this as a local but as someone who passes through once or twice a year and always looks forward to my visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank j0b0t-SCU
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