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The Ferry Boat Inn

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The Ferry, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ, England
+44 1394 284203
12:00 - 22:30
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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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have reviewed this pub before some considerable time ago and didn't have a good experience, however second chances should always be given and on the first fine day of the year, the pub looked like the perfect choice. I am glad that we did visit for lunch, it is a cracking old boozer with a good range of local... More 

Thank Jon A
Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food , good prices . Old world Charm. Always worth a visit. Located at end of golf course at estuary. Well established eatery.

Thank quintlowe
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Truly a Lovely 1400th century traditional English Pub with a fine choice of Ale on tap with Guest beers being offered. The ambiance is very inviting with seating inside and outside. There are table available for big groups as well. The kitchen offers a fine selection of great traditional and selected cuisine. I highly recommend this pub for a dinner... More 

Thank Skater46
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food here, typical pub menu. Nice old fashioned surroundings feels very cosy. Decent beer that's well looked after. Went here with my family on a Saturday night and would have liked to hang around after our dinner for a few drinks but waitresses were going around blowing out candles and generally indicating that it was time for us to... More 

1 Thank Matt S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very busy but service still very good and food choice,especially fish, very good. Our meal was enjoyable and very tasty, we were happy with our choices.

Thank Sue m
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

According to friends who visit regularly this pub is dog friendly. Well our dogs were too wet apparently (surprisingly after a long walk in snowy rain). Health and safety. We were very disappointed. Needed a warming up and drink. Can I suggest towels or some rugs. They were not muddy. No warmth from barmaid either telling us this.

1 Thank SwedishEva
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In these days of identical chain pubs The Ferry Boat has a truly authentic Local feel to it and was very busy even on a damp and chilly February weekend. The clientele is a nice mix of visitors, locals and walkers, and it was nice to see that dogs are clearly welcome. Be aware that last orders for Sunday lunch... More 

Thank Fiona W
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172 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ancient pub by Felixstowe ferry ticks all the boxes for great pub food and ambience. The menu is good with a blackboard of specials,where fish dominates. I has a grilled whole mackerel with a colourful and tasty salad. The grilled plaice was of good size and another of our party tucked into fresh cod and huge chips with real... More 

Thank frankafile
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub food . Always hot when it is served. All the normal favourites as you would expect and a few more . Fish all sourced from the ferry. Nice cosy atmosphere .

1 Thank Alan H
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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