Tostock Gardner's Arms
previously known as Garden House, Gardener's Arms
Church Rd, IP30 9PA
grid reference TL 955 636
- 1130-1500, 1730-"late"
- 1200-1500, 1830-2100
regular real ales
Greene King IPA, Abbot + Guest beers [H]
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Tostock is Mid Suffolk
last updated 20/04/2015
Situated in a charming village just two miles off the A14 this fine 14th century building retains the original low beams and stone floor in the public bar. Darts, pool and crib are played here. The large lounge has a big open fireplace. Home cooked food is served in the potting shed and tasty snacks throughout the pub. The large enclosed garden and patio are wonderful for families in the summer.
Renamed late-2014 or early-2015 at the time when the pub ceased to be a Greene King pub. We assume a new sign may be in the pipeline.
The pub name comes from Squire Gardener (Gardner?), who owned the village in the 14th century.
The fireplace was built from stone taken from the abbey at Bury after it was destroyed during the dissolution.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 2.4 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)