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The Mariners Freehouse

££ - £££, British,
193 High Road | Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe IP11 0TN, England
+44 1394 670444
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
“liver” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
193 High Road | Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe IP11 0TN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just called in for a drink one evening mid week recently. I can't comment on the food. Everywhere appeared to be clean, nicely decorated and well lit. The pub consists of a number of inter-connected areas from a busy bar, to a lounge area...More

Thank Nigel J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night, the food was fantastic, excellent staff with great banter, made most welcome by all concerned.

Thank craig1300
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

After standing in the bar being ignored for over 5 minutes by at least 3 members of staff we decided this place wasn't for us!! We don't expect instant service when we walk in to a pub - but an acknowledgement of our presence is...More

Thank Nick G
Melissa P, Owner at The Mariners Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

I’m really surprised and disappointed too if this was the case. This is unheard of as all our staff are usually extremely polite, friendly and attentive. Apologies, we do hope you’ll try us again to see the true Mariners experience.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Meal consisting of rib eye steak, chips and onion rings and side of garlic butter. Unfortunately the garlic butter had gone off and was incredibly bitter. Had turned the butter brown and smelt awful, didn't realise until it was too late and my steak was...More

Thank kpb1971
Melissa P, Owner at The Mariners Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Sorry you feel this way. All steaks come with chips, onion rings, grilled tomato & field mushroom which you had. All food is fresh and cooked to order. Any complaints are taken seriously and discussed with all staff who worked that shift and we would...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Had a Saturday lunch with 10 family menus. Good, tasty home cooked food and of course Adnams Broadside beer!

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 July 2018

You'll always get a friendly welcome at The Mariners with great food and great music - don't forget to book in though as they do get very busy! The beach-style garden also offer a pizza oven and varied seating which suits their proximity to Felixstowe...More

1  Thank juliealeksic
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Had to visit Trimley so good ole Google told us about the Mariners Arms. Thank you Google. Wonderful relaxed atmosphere and very friendly crew. We sat outside and our food order was taken with a personal tweak of feta cheese in the side. Our food...More

1  Thank trina286
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

It’s got a nice family vibe, very friendly staff atmosphere inside is all nice and cosy and go out side for a summer fresh feel when they have live music really adds to the vibe

1  Thank Ollie S
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Our first time here after seeing a little promo on good old face book! We were greeted by a young chap who had all the right “banter” and was excellent our starters arrived, and we didn’t have to wait long for the mains, and more...More

Thank Notsominijo
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I wanted a venue with a large beer garden for a birthday celebration. Loads of outdoor seating, great sun trap, excellent hard working friendly staff and a fantastic pizza oven to feed everyone. Highly recommended and will definitely go again.

Thank damomills28
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Questions & Answers
Jake A
16 September 2018|
Response from Melissa P | Property representative |
Hello. Apologies for the delay. Around 4.30pm, but you are best to call or book first incase we sell out as they are very popular.
29 March 2018|
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Response from Melissa P | Property representative |
Hello. It’s always best to book at weekends, especially Friday and Saturday night and Sunday lunch. The rest of the week is normally ok to walk in. Our theme nights are always booked up in advance. Hope to see you soon.
Fiona S
2 August 2016|
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Response from Melissa P | Property representative |
Yes we are very dog friendly. We have doggie treats for our four legged friends.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 High Road | Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe IP11 0TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Felixstowe
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 670444
  • E-mail
A dog friendly pub offering good food and choice of drinks. Sunday roasts served 12-5pm
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