Guinness Arms

4.7
311 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Guinness Arms is a stunning 16th Century coaching Inn in the heart of the Suffolk village of Icklingham; the premises have beautiful, landscaped gardens that roll down to the River Lark.
The pub itself has a large conservatory style dining area, a smaller, more intimate dining area, two bars and eight bespoke rooms, which are in the barns adjacent to the pub.
A conservatory style restaurant with outside terraces gives a wonderful setting in which to enjoy a fabulous meal. Utilising local, seasonal produce including Estate grown meat and vegetables. There are two bar areas, including a gin bar, offering a range of beverages from a pint of Guinness that tastes as good as it does in Ireland to local craft Ales, including Elveden’s own IPA.
What 311 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TraceyC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Roast disappointing, roast potatoes dry and hard. The batter pudding dry too and difficult to cut into.
We were told it was because it was late in the day by waitress.
Our table booked for 19:30.
We would expect food that has not been kept hot throughout the day.

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting for a family treat on Christmas eve. Friendly staff and lovely food. Will definitely be back in 2021

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StephanieA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! Will definitely return!

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SharonJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the sharing roast dinner, plenty of meat and vegetables for 2, massive Yorkshire pudding each.... Still managed a desert though. Fab food 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas lunch with my daughter.
Service was exceptionally good and the food was delicious.

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juliettep
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find excellent food at great value, lovely decor and ambiance as well as having fantastic staff.
Excellent COVID measures in place as well.
For sure we will return!

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DavidP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning customers, very good all round and safe...

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NICKS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and top service as always, even in these time of difficulty.Thankyou.

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JackieE
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely pre-Christmas lunch but unfortunately there was no Christmas atmosphere. It was such a shame but thank you for lunch.

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AronR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with a nice classic simple menu. Love the touches to the Elveden Estate and a very nice espresso martini to finish the meal.

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PeterM
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meals and drinks served carefully by two lovely ladies. The quality of the food is superb. Our first choice of pub/restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time lovely place was not rush , staff was friendly and helpful.
Have booked again.
Food was excellent

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Wifey
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, fresh food; great service and value for money.

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Helen
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Superb venue. Amazing gluten free options.

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Josh
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Charlotte was fantastic throughout the night

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IanS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite but assertive enforcement of the COVID-19 regulations did not detract from the quality of the service. A good team working to a very high standard. Thank you.

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AnnaK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere, beautiful decor and such a lovely experience.

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JohnC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday Lunch as always, thoughtful and attentive staff (provided a bowl of water for our dog), great to be able to dine out again.

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AlexisG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, one of if not the best Sunday lunches I have ever had. Could not recommend it more. Can’t wait to go back!

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MiamiP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting and will definitely return! Staff were lovely and the food was to die for!

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CarolO
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All social distancing was observed and didn't hinder a lovely lunch. Really enjoyed our meal.

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Jan6
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Decor, staff ambience and most important food were all very good. We were made to feel very welcome and will definitely return. Thank you

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ShellyP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a good healthy portion, value for money and a lovely atmosphere, staff were very attentive and friendly. Definitely recommend and will absolutely be back again.

LM
LizM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our night out here. Great atmosphere, nice decor and food was on point!!

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VanessaL
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always absolutely lovely food and the environment has been set up really well for C19 restrictions to ensure you feel safe.
The staff are so helpful and accommodating in the difficult times for everyone.

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RH123
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Mozzarella sticks were huge. All food was good value and quantity for money. Highly recommend

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JeremyH
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic family meal. There was more than enough spacing and the interior was beautiful. The service was top notch and the food excellent. Our toddler thoroughly enjoyed it too, with them offering small portions of all meals and a lovely selection of little (and big) people drinks. Won't be long before we return.

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FayT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit as have never been able to make a booking previously as so busy. Very stylish & well laid out. Food, service & staff all excellent. Very reasonable too. We will be back & would definitely recommend.

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JackR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we have had at the Guinness arms since opening. Food was all spot on and service quick and attentive.
Shame it wasn’t busier, but this is the case for every pub and restaurant at the moment. Everyone should try and support their local at this time, we will definitely be back soon.

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AliceS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sharer roast is just amazing! The pub is lovely and staff are helpful. I look forward to visiting again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic date night!! Everything was perfect!

JD
JohnD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. Really good all round. We will be back in the spring when we can be out on the wonderful patio.

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JonathanO
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pub! Great staff, great food and great service.

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IanG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good experience, will be much better if we ever get rid of this Covid-19 thing

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area, next to one of the two fires with snow outside celebrating my husbands belated 40th.
We enjoyed one of the best Christmas dinners, the food was amazing. Staff are friendly and give great service. Such a beautiful pub/restaurant. We will be returning in the new year

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BeverleyP
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner , the staff were helpful and friendly.
We both really enjoyed the food which was superb and couldn’t quite eat it all as the portions were generous.
I would recommend highly, well done Guinness Arms

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BrianS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely modern sunny spacious dining area at the rear. Menu always reliable and good VfM, served by friendly helpful staff.

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CarolF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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AlisonJB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was just right with a lovely vegetarian option. Service was really quick and attentive too! My only criticism would be the price of beers and that the floor around the table wasn’t necessarily clean. I did notice tables being cleaned but not the chairs or general area. We had a lovely mean otherwise.

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ElizabethH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

excellent service. Food as usual of good standard. Roast always a winner. Good that there are vegan options

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Guinness Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.