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PRICE RANGE
£7 - £11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
British, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just… superb. We love vegetarian food but have never heard of a pub offering just this cuisine. We went with friends who live in the area when we were visiting for the weekend. Gorgeous - large! - starters. The mains were varied and extremely tasty....Those who had room for desserts were more than satisfied. Very friendly staff nice atmosphere. Would certainly recommend and hope to return at some point.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been wanting to visit here for a while but it’s around an hour from where we live, the stars aligned with an event in Ipswich so we were finally able to book a table. For me this is exactly what I had been missing,...that pub food vibe, well thought out home cooked type food. Although the restaurant is veggie I was very impressed with the amount of dishes that could be offered vegan and so had a lot to choose from. I went for the Wellington and hubby had a dish from the specials board, both were really enjoyable. We were so impressed with the menu we went for the full 3 courses which we rarely do, and really enjoyed all of it. The service was outstanding, very responsive without being pushy and everyone was very friendly. Pub had a cosy vibe and tables were laid out in a way that felt quite intimate and is if you were away from other diners. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been dining here off-and-on for seven years or so, (and at the Red Lion prior to that) and always been enthusiastic about it (see previous reviews) - until our last visit in 2023. On that occasion, we were treating some friends, having previously raved...to them about the experience, and were embarrassed to endure below-average food. We didn't review, in the hope that it was just an off night, but we didn't come back for 9 months... This time round, we were hopeful that things would be so much better... So, Valentines, and the first glitch was to discover that it was a fixed-price 3-course menu. We were not warned about this when booking (we rarely eat 3 courses) and at £35 each, it was more than we usually spend, but hey ho.... Next was the chore of trying to read the menu. We had mentioned this on previous visits in that the tiny text on coloured paper and VERY dim lighting makes it an almost impossible task. "Lots of customers use their phones", our waitress advised. (I'd left mine in the car...) Clearly many people had grumbled about this, so why on earth haven't they done something about it? Maybe they could have loan torches? Our starters were nice, but unremarkable. Our mains (we both chose their renowned Mushroom Wellington) were lovely, but the accompanying veg was luke warm and so undercooked as to be uneatable. We both like 'al dente', but not raw! I would have expected a venue like this to have veg-cooking bang-on every time. The desserts were also not up to scratch. My wife's cheesecake had a rock-hard base and runny texture, which made it a 'mess' - and not from Eton! The 3 "churros" I chose were tiny and bland (looked like they came out of a packet), and came with a half a strawberry and a glass of luke-warm hot chocolate. A bizarre and unimpressive combination... The whole meal was such a disappointment, and whilst we made our feelings clear to the (lovely) staff, the best they could offer was "if you email maybe we can put it right". We discussed this, and decided we will not be returning, so making any kind of formal complaint would be pointless. It's a shame in that we love the staff, the venue, and the ambience (apart from the lighting) - but sadly, not the food...More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t rate this restaurant highly enough. We often visit. The food is high quality, reasonably priced, with lots of choice. The setting is a lovely old Suffolk pub with a cosy atmosphere. The staff are all so friendly and attentive. We love it and...keep coming back for more!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting here today. Gave up meat 2 years ago and have been meaning to visit but life got in the way. What a fantastic place. The menu was fab as was the specials board and I had a hard time choosing. My husband...had the Wellington and from the board I had the beetroot, lentil and chestnut bourginion, both delicious and great portion sizing. Won't be long before another visitMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us for a birthday celebration lunch, The food was fantastic - DIY chinese pancakes with jackfruit for starters, mushroom wellington / sweet potato enchiladas /chunky chips and curly fries for mains and rocky road sundaes and raspberry trifle for dessert. All absolutely wonderful,...full of flavour and really filling portions. Friendly staff, a quiet relaxed vibe, no rush and all good value. Cannot recommend more highly, we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024

We've been to this Vegetarian/Vegan pub-restaurant many times over the past few years, sometimes with friends and sometimes, just the two of us. Every time the service has been friendly and helpful with the menu options. My wife is vegan and this is the best...menu from a vegetarian and vegan point of view for miles. In fact, I can't think of a better Veggie/Vegan menu anywhere. This time we bought some in-house ready meals from the attached shop so we're looking forward to trying those. 5* for food and service in my opinion.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

The best veggie/vegan place I've eaten at! My only complaint would be there were so many mouthwatering choices on the menu that I had very real FOMO as I couldn't order them all. When we'd finally made our decisions drinks came quickly, the food was...delicious, portion sizes hearty, and at a very good price. The welcome was warm, wait staff all attentive and proactive, our drinks were kept full and courses came in good time. Lovely atmosphere, beautiful setting, we can't wait to come back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Super vegetarian food at this lovely restaurant. This was our first time there, but we will definitely be returning. The menu had a good range of dishes, and ours were really tasty and well cooked. Portions were excellent as well. Coupled with the friendly service...and very reasonable price, this is definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

As vegetarians we get used to eating out where the options are risotto or pasta! This restaurant left us spoilt for choice. The staff were warm and welcoming. The log burner was glorious. Only downside is it is over 2 hours drive☹️

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

So I went for my firms New Year staff outing. One of my team is vegetarian so I wanted her to have a better range of food than you average pub. This is the best place to go interesting dishes lovely staff. I can not...recommend this place highly enough. The bar is well stocked too. My party of 5 and a solo diner were the only patrons today but it didn't feel empty by the clever closing of doors and attention we got. Also very nice loos with WGAC loo roll!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

I'd challenge ardent carnivores to not enjoy a meal here. There is a wide choice of dishes, each one unique and imaginative in flavours. Service was efficient and friendly. The restaurant was quite quiet on the evening we visited, so there was a lack of...buzz and atmosphere but the food and company made up for that !More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Without doubt, the best vegetarian meal I've ever had. Lovely atmosphere. Really friendly staff. Can't wait to return!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Oh my days what a fantastic place. Great food interesting ciders and beers friendly staff. I will be back many many times.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

I am a huge fan of the Walnut Tree and yesterday introduced my mum, sister and niece to this wonderful restaurant. We had such a great lunch - the food was sensational as always and all the staff were so friendly and kind. Thank you...😊More

Date of visit: November 2023
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