Important Notice

We are pleased to announce that the Carriers Arms will be re-opening on Saturday 4th July. Due to social distancing measures we will have less tables available for dining and so would ask that, if possible, you ring and book beforehand to avoid disappointment. Obviously our garden will be available but as ever is dependent upon the weather.

For the time being our hours are also altering slightly. We will not be opening on Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesday to Saturday food will only be served 12-2.15 and 6-8.30, although we will still be open all day for drinks. On Sundays we will still be serving food all day, commencing at 12 noon but orders for food will finish at 5 pm.

We hope you will bear with us over these next few weeks as none of us know what impact Coronavirus will have upon our business so it’s a case of learning as we go along.“


Sharon, Martin and Haidee welcome you to The Carriers Arms.

We are a family run pub and restaurant situated in the beautiful village of East Bergholt, deep in the heart of Constable Country.

The Carriers Arms can offer you:-

  • 30 cover restaurant offering an extensive range of home cooked food
  • Additional dining area which seats up to 20
  • A large selection of fine ales, beers and wines
  • Additional seating in the bar, with some next to the open fire
  • A beautiful large beer garden with pond
  • Large bar area with open log fireplace
  • Rated No.1 in the village on TripAdvisor
  • 5* food hygiene rating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Large car park
  • Dogs are welcome

We  also cater for private functions and coach parties (strictly by appointment only).

Our History

Nestled within the Suffolk countryside lies the village of East Bergholt, historically famous for the 18th/19th century painter John Constable. East Bergholt also lays home to the ‘old english’ style pub and restaurant ‘The Carriers Arms’ formally known as ‘The Carrick Arms’, according to the 1881 census.

A carrier is an old trade usually referring to the landlord also providing transport for goods e.g. coal, timber or lime.

The Carriers is a Grade 2 listed building offering a large fireplace and beamed ceilings, hinting at the buildings historical origins being 14th century in one half and 15th century in the other.

Sharon and Martin have kept many of the original features, creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our Restaurant

We currently have a large 30+ seater restaurant with an additional dining area which seats up to 20, to accommodate your every need.

We can cater for private functions or coach parties (by appointment only).

Just give us a call and we will be only too happy to discuss your requirements.


Click the button below to view our extensive range of beautifully home cooked food!

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