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The Ferry Boat Inn

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The Ferry, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ, England
+44 1394 284203
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely perfect setting for a relaxed meal with family and friends. There was no rush, staff were excellent and the food was outstanding!

Thank chizzy124
Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not be put off by negative reviews. This place is a gem and worth the journey. Staff are attentive, polite and friendly. Great selection of ales and wines and the food is excellent. I have just eaten my best meal of 2017 and one of my best pub meals ever. Do visit.

Thank Tim R
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been going to the FBI for several years now when I'm in town. The service is always great, the food is good value, and the crumble is always wonderful. Good classic pub food, with a bit more seafood entrees no doubt because of the location. I love the atmosphere of this old pub. If you're tall though, mind you... More 

Thank thefoolisme
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place and I could spend many pleasurable hours here, sipping wine and with head stuck into a serious newspaper. It that kind of place. It has the feel of an old timber ship and if a purposeful design, it’s very cleverly done. It even has a type of quarterdeck/lower deck feel about it; in that parts... More 

Thank Michael R
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the FBI on New Years day for th epast 10 years . I hink the day is more enjoyable each year the combination of freshly caught fish ( look at the specials board ) and a brisk crossing on the ferry ( specially opened on th e day with all proceeds to the RNLI) make for... More 

Thank Roger F F
Kendal UK
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely situated at the ferry and mouth of the river driven. Lots of boats anchored and next to the golf course.

Thank ken9992014
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked a table for lunch on New Years day many weeks ago, in anticipation that it would be busy. It was. My booking was for 12:30 and when we arrived it was very busy. Despite being rushed off their feet the staff were friendly and helpful. On being shown to our table it was then down to us... More 

Thank soloman44
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for the Wednesday after Christmas, was not disappointed. Food was very good, good portion size. The children's meals were very good too. Lovely atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Phillipsbunch
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location lots of history, atmosphere and friendly locals. Food simple and very nice, ale good too!

Thank kenlB1578ZE
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Meal for two with the wife, friendly efficient staff. Nice Wherry beer, shell on prawns for starters , 8oz sirloin for main, wife had Chicken ala Crème, all cooked lovely and presented well. Cannot fault this place.

Thank Neil G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Ferry, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Felixstowe
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 284203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?