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The Ferry Boat Inn

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The Ferry, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ, England
+44 1394 284203
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to get an authentic pub meal with real fishing village ambiance and history. Choice and service is excellent with interesting local items and extremely fresh fish - usually caught the same day. Free Internet Wi-Fi is a bonus if you are staying somewhere without.

Thank Milvusma
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very cold day for a walk and we should have booked a table at the Ferry boat so had to go for a walk to wait for a table. This did help building an apatite so we decided to go for starter and we had 2 portions of calamari between 3 of us. The portions were big... More 

Thank lemm0ny
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288 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Some free parking outside the front, works out of season. Service efficient and pleasant. Varied menu with daily specials using locally sourced ingredients. Good range of Ales etc. We had the half portion of cod, chips and peas - £7-50 each, plenty enough for a lunch but feeling a little expensive.

Thank halilley
Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This pub has a lovely restaurant area and serves really freshly caught local fish. The smoked prawn starter was delicious, homemade butternut squash soup and for mains we had their cod. Great idea to have cod for the smaller appetite on the menu because then you have room for starter and pudding - Creme brûlée was yummy. Very informal and... More 

Thank Ruth-HT
Colchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have eaten here a few times and it is rare to find such beautifully cooked mackerel! The fish is fresh, menu interesting and varied, service very good. Staff are happy to adapt dishes (e.g. new potatoes instead of chips, grilled fish not fried) and a good selection of real ales. OAP offer is very popular!!

Thank Andrew C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had lunch here - not too much parking but being out of season it was fine. Lovely setting and cozy fire. Nice varied menu but make sure you check out the specials boards near the bar - these could really do with being written down too. Only issue was the loo's the hand drier had a piece of paper stuck... More 

Thank ukrose
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Have not been for a while, but we were not disappointed, fish & chips for my husband, the fish cakes with new pots for me - both excellent as always. Great that you can have half a dessert, makes you feel less guilty. Definitely an all year round destination.

Thank Karin-Felixstowe
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The Ferry is a proper Suffolk pub which has retained much of its traditional character. The pub itself has remained unchanged but has a newer annex out the back to accommodate diners when busy (I would recommend booking if you intend to eat at busy periods). The pub is a warm and welcoming place to visit for a few pints... More 

Thank bowtiebeer
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a lovely meal at this Inn. Seating available outside which is great. It is a very popular eating place as very near to Felixstowe ferry which takes you across too Bawdsey.

Thank YKmanley
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal with friendly attentive staff. I had calamari for a starter and ' three little pigs for my main course. My girlfriend had deep fried brie and sea bream with mussels wow she struggled to finish it, it was so good but big. There is a very nice looking choice of desserts but we were to full. I enjoyed... More 

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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$20
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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