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The Brewery Tap

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Cliff Road | Cliff Quay, Ipswich IP3 0AZ, England
+44 1473 225501
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited this pub on 14th December,having booked and pre-ordered from the menu. It was NOT as described - mushroom pate was too mushy! the roast turked was "a pie with some other meat added" YUK. the xmas pud was served ONLY with brandy or rum sauce - which I hate. All in all NOT worth the money and would... More 

Thank jeanbaxter72
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took kids and Mum for a mid week lunch at this old pub by Ipswich Docks. Simple but effective lunchtime menu which resulted in 4 x egg, bacon, sausage and chips and a half pounder burger. All nicely cooked friendly and willing serving staff who were attentive and willing to engage. The meals were excellent quality and a good and... More 

1 Thank Andrew L
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Group of 16 of us visited for our works night out, service and staff faultless Food was Fab, never been before and quite hard to find in the dark

1 Thank Lorraine P
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Sadly the quality of the beer at the Tap has seen a decline this year and tonight I was disappointed to find the first 3 beers I tried were all past their best which included the usually good Old Strong by Cliff Quay Brewery. All were sour and cloudy and will certainly not encourage more folk to enjoy a real... More 

Thank Dean B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I've eaten here 4 times now. Twice for dinner and twice for lunch. The first dinner the food was amazing. Inspiring menu. Our party of 4 all ordered different mains and starters and everyone raved about their meal. The second time I ate dinner at the Brewery Tap, I was disappointed with my starter and main course but the rest... More 

Thank Ceeko
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had a lazy ladies evening catching up. Such a chilled atmosphere, the food was a good quality, everything is very low key and relaxed.

Thank Diane P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Really disappointed to be leaving this review as this has been a favourite spot of ours for quite some time, but after our last visit I'm sad to say we won't be returning anytime soon. We visit regularly, at least once or twice a month and a menu favourite is the pork belly. Visited on Sunday evening (even called beforehand... More 

Thank Faye B
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have been coming to the Brewery Tap for many years and have noticed a decline. There has been a change in the lunchtime menu which meant that my usual favourites were no longer available. Today I met several friends and the service was pretty awful. The pub was unable to cope the the number of customers. Food that was... More 

Thank gigi2412
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Went here by chance having not booked anywhere to eat. Managed to get a table early on a Friday evening, lucky to do so as lots of tables were reserved. Impressed with the menu and the meals we ordered were delicious. Quirky setting, loads of old red brick walls and wood, really liked it. Only downside was that we found... More 

1 Thank Fergie-Vic
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Been many times. Beer, food and ambience perfect. Staff polite and helpful. Give it a go it's brilliant.

Thank Delia P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road | Cliff Quay, Ipswich IP3 0AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 225501
This is a lovely Gastro Pub, the new owners took over in October 2009 and have fantastic plans. They only serve locally brewed Bitter and Lager plus a great wine list. Mike is a fantastic chef and the staff are always friendly, smiling and helpful. Lots of space for private parties or meetings. Daily fresh menu with local produce.

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