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The Brook Inn

££ - £££, British,
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
+44 1473 730531
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“puds” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a really superb dinner here earlier this week. The ‘belly pork’ was beautifully cooked with crispy crackling and well cooked vegetables and the ‘Suffolk ham’, eggs and chips were delicious. Service was prompt and friendly and the cost very reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank Cosmopolitan810633
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice dog-friendly pub, lovely people and simply fantastic food! I can’t recomment this place highly enough and although we live an hour away I can’t wait to go back and take my parents for a meal there! Keep doing what you’re doing guys and you...More

Thank Danijosen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very accommodating and offer an above-average selection of vegetarian/vegan options and are probably happy to negotiate specific requests. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. Pleasant garden to the rear.

Thank Brizzwold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very satisfying meal here this evening. Friendly & attentive service with faultless attention to detail. I’ve never had Belly pork as tender and succulent with such perfect crackling and the catch of the day had the lightest yet crispiest batter possible. We will...More

Thank Adster66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Belly pork was the best I’ve ever had, crackling was phenomenal! The fish & chips was delicious .... chips especially good. Well worth a visit, great food, lovely staff and friendly, buzzy atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Pinksta66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A new Specials menu has been introduced since our last visit and is proving very popular. We had the Belly Pork which was delicious. A very generous portion and perfect crackling. The pumpkin ravioli was also a winner, lots of flavours and texture. The Brook...More

Thank Lulie2
Catherine Z, Manager at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lulie2, Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Were so glad you're enjoying our ever updating specials board. We have to agree the pork belly is to die for and has become an instant classic! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had our first ever meal at the Brook Inn since being taken over by new tenants Charlie and Cat and it did not disappoint. Fabulous food and a lovely family feel. Our waitress Hannah couldn’t do enough for us and made...More

Thank Del2806
Catherine Z, Manager at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Del2806 We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us! We strive to accommodate to everyone and create a great atmosphere for you to enjoy. Hannah is a superstar isn't she. I will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. Hope to...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Charlie and Cat run a lovely friendly local pub with great food, we recently had a lovely belly of pork with summer fruit crumble and it was delicious. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere and food is great. Even has non-alcoholic Adams ghost...More

Thank PeterH4672
Catherine Z, Manager at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your positive review! We must say the pork belly goes down a treat! We always try to cater to everyone when it comes to food and also drink! Hope to be seeing you again soon. Cheers, The Brook

Reviewed 30 August 2018

I have been going to The Brook as a visitor for two weeks. The new landlord and landlady, Charlie and Kat have made an outsider welcome! So have their staff and regulars. Until tonight, I hadn't eaten there. Bad mistake! I had the belly pork...More

Thank Paul K
Catherine Z, Manager at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Taff! We really appreciate your positive feedback! I'm so glad we made your stay in Suffolk feel so welcomed, as you made our first few weeks in the Brook feel like home as well. We'll be waiting to see you again! Cheers, Cat and...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

As my mum has Coeliac disease, I thought this would be the perfect place to take her and I wasn't disappointed. Food was delicious and the pub itself was relaxed and welcoming. Only suggestion is to be careful serving the biscuits containing wheat flour with...More

Thank LPK16
Catherine Z, Manager at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hiya LPK16, We are so pleased you've enjoyed your meal with us and that you and your mum felt catered for! As for the biscuits, we normally do double check before giving them with coffees as we do have a GF mint alternative. Our apologizes!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 730531
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Community-owned pub serving British and foreign food, specialising in gluten-free meals. Recently renovated, the free house has an extensive menu, wine and real ales with garden space, free parking and dog-friendly environment. Surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside and accessible to main roads
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