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£12 - £20
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed in the hotel for a week while attending the Suffolk Jazz School event. It's a lovely small pub/hotel on the outskirts of Ipswich and the staff can't do enough for you. It has a great restaurant and the staff were brilliant at helping...us organise two Jazz School evening jam sessions there for around fifty attendees. In a world where the customer usually comes second, this place really knows how to look after their guests!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, very friendly, helpful staff. The pub hosted two jam sessions here for Suffolk Jazz School these were wonderful events with a superb atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dessert was ok, not cheap and not memorable. My friend and I are both allergic to dogs and were dismayed to be sharing the space with 3 dogs which were allowed to sit on the upholstered seating! When did this become acceptable? If a child...put their muddy shoes on a chair that other people will be sitting on soon they would be reprimanded. I don't understand why people bring their dogs to the pub, but if you must, please keep them on the floor. 1 in 5 of us is allergic to them and it would be kinder to us to leave your pet at home.More

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

Great pub. Often busy but staff are very good at managing the busy lunch times and finding a table for you. Menu is very good and varied. Have eaten here multiple times with friends and family and received consistently good service every time. We recently...had breakfast at The Railway and thoroughly enjoyed it - good value for money too.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Railway for the first time in ages upon the recommendation of some friends and were very impressed. The food was good quality with decent sized portions for the prices and some really interesting specials. My wife had beef wraps with chips and...the wraps were made of Yorkshire pudding, though she would have preferred some roast veg with it rather than salad. I had the fish & chips and we both had meatball starters which contained chorizo and cheese and came with Dijon mayo. For dessert we had a lovely creme brulee with homemade biscuit and creme egg chocolate trifle. All very good. The staff were friendly, helpful, and attentive and seemed to really enjoying working there. All in all an excellent experience and we will definitely revisit, maybe for Sunday lunch.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely pub, we went for lunch on Saturday, there were 9 of us and we had to prebook our meals. which wasn't an issue. The food arrived quicky but could tell our meals were freshly made. the staff were friendly. I would have...given five stars if we were advised of the desserts on the special board.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely country pub, brilliant food, very friendly staff and customers. Dog friendly!! Made our Newfoundland dog very welcome. We will be back soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely ambiance, contemporary decor, easy parking and lovely food. Good menu choices for all tastes and a specials board as a bonus!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Twelve of us, including two young children, had a buffet lunch after my Mothers funeral. Everything was freshly prepared and delicious. The Staff were very helpful and efficiently provided everything needed. Thank you for making our day end well.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

I’ve been going here for years and the development it has undergone is exceptional, wonderful staff with varying menus of great taste varying for all parties. Amazing beer garden super excited by the up and coming crazy golf there building as of right now, can’t...speak higher of the place recommend it to anyone and everyone. Very fair prices hard to not return, good atmosphere so excited to see it up and running at full capacity in the summer. Really can’t speak any higher of a pub. Wouldn’t take my business anywhere else. 11/10More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing pub, fair prices and variety menu with choices for all, great food and very welcoming staff always welcoming us back so quickly became our new local with excellent food, entertainment and cheap beer. Very excited for the new mini golf course in the garden,...can’t wait and very exciting to see a pub grow and vary with a new menu out since our last visit it keeps on bringing the wow factor. 11/10 would recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

We arranged a surprise 50th birthday party here on a Saturday evening, they were able to cater to 20 of us and children all with different dietary requirements and they couldn’t have been more helpful. The menu was great and catered to old and young....Thank you so much to team who were so organised and happy to help with anything we ask.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Super venue in the garden room for a large party of mixed ages. We were 19 with 4 children. The staff were all charming and very efficient and attentive. Food was first class. Just perfect for a 70th Birthday celebration. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Excellent food I had the chicken and leek lasagne off the £12menue and it was beautiful packed with chicken breast and so tasty and a large portion. The best value in Suffolk and well worth a trip out there. Freindly efficient staff that served all...15 of us with speedily without any fuss. A 10 out of 10 from all of us. Well done and thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Fantastic place to stay with great staff. Good food and drink. Pub is really nice inside. We also stayed great room reasonably priced really recommend Issues with hawk taxi company and a member of staff took us to our venue I believe it was Elle...who took us Thank you Excellent customer service.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Food is served from noon until 9pm I believe
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THE RAILWAY INN, Ipswich - Westerfield Rd - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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The Railway Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4