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£6 - £21
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you would like a semi rural Gastro Pub look no further than the Marriners I Felixstowe,. Fantastic staff and I am not just saying that very attentive. The owners too are so welcoming and create a family atmosphere feeling myself like its you're own...front room. There theme nights and quiz nights too are fabulous. Ypu do not need my review really , just drive past , is the place that welcomes you. But by the way tge fire is mine. XMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

A group of about 11 of us, volunteers at a local charity, had booked lunch and paid a deposit. We had a warm welcome, very tasty food, good beer and all was fine until it came to desserts and to pay. Plenty of friendly staff...served us initially but our desserts were forgotten about until we reminded them. We then were told quite forcefully we had ordered more desserts than we had actually done and it took a while before the staff member consulted the list of menu requirements we had provided and apologised. The same staff member also became flustered and confused over payment. Sadly his unfriendly manner has marred my experience of what is usually a lovely pub.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Lovely pub, food was delicious especially the starters and the vibe was nice and cosy. Would definitely be back again !

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

We came for dinner and some drinks tonight and the service was amazing. Lovely food, staff were efficient and considerate and nothing was too much bother.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Lovely old Inn inside, tastefully refurbished. Lunch was very enjoyable with the scampi dish ticking the usual boxes and a lovely tasty burger and chips with trimmings. The chicken wrap was simple but very good with chips which were a little on the soft side...but still a good flavour. Desserts of crumble and sticky toffee pudding were great although maybe could both have done with being a little hotter. Maybe a fork with desserts too would be good? Dylan was great waiting at our table. Really charming and efficient. The meal was very enjoyable and will definitely return. ThanksMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Great birthday meal out . Bar staff really friendly . Tad on expensive side but food was worth it ! Had to wait a long time For food but was only people eating was so was a bit weird . Definitely go back for another...special occasionMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Stopped off here after a long walk. Both of us had a roast beef lunch - really nice with proper warm plates and very polite / attentive staff. We will be back

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Superb food in a lovely beer garden. The portions were huge and tasty. I had a full rack of ribs and my husband had the brisket. Service was fabulous and attentive. Would definately recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

Another lovely meal at The Mariners! A few drinks in the beer garden and then had fish n chips in the restaurant area, best I have eaten for a long time! Beautiful fresh white fish in crispy batter served with chips n peas, a real...treat! Staff all so friendly, nothing is too much trouble, all with a smile. Great atmosphere and lovely village pub, thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Sunday dinner for 11 people .. no problem for The Mariners Freehouse, the service was smooth , as always , food was amazing highly recommend the roast Dinner , Yorkshire puddings are gorgeous

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

We called on a Sunday morning and despite being busy, they fitted us in. The pub is welcoming with a bright and airy dining room, large beer garden and lots of attentive staff. Sunday roast was epic. Roast beef was carved off of a joint...(not like one in East Bergholt that serves processed slices). The pork belly was succulent and flavoursome. This is proper cooking by an attentive chef and they clearly take pride in what they serve. A large homemade Yorkshire, proper roasties (and lots of them), nice veg including a superb cauliflower cheese and homemade gravy to die for (you will want to lick the plate). I ordered buffalo wings x 6) to start. Big mistake. They were huge and it was almost a main course in itself. We couldn’t fit dessert but next time the rhubard cheesecake is a must. Throw in some good beer choices and you have a perfect Sunday lunch. Thanks guys. We will return!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

We selected the Mariner for an ad-hoc evening meal whilst holidaying in Felixstowe. A short drive from the centre, The Mariner has its own car park, and looks, from the front, like any well-maintained English pub. However, the neat, classic facade hides a well appointed...restaurant and a superb beer garden. In fact, to call it just a beer garden doesn't do it justice: on a sunny evening, relaxing in cushioned seats, waiting for a perfectly roasted Camembert to arrive whilst sipping samples from the extensive range of beer, ciders and sparking wines, it feels idyllic. (I'm also reliably informed that the evenings can get more than a little energetic when there is live music playing in the garden, so check first if you're looking for a quiet evening!) The menu is great - something for everyone - try the Camembert as a sharing appetizer for 4 (individually it would be a challenge!), and the ribs come piled high, falling off the bone, with a wicked sticky sauce. Fish is good, as it should be, accompanied by decent chips, and for those with a sweet tooth, mains can be follwed by a selection of desserts. The Mariner is run by a dapper fellow, for whom no request was too much, and who served at table, at the bar, with easy charm and casual graciousness. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and would heartily recommend The Mariner to anyone looking for a relaxed dining experience. Oh - and it's not just dog-friendly; our four legged friend was welcomed, offered refreshment, and allowed to go wherever we did.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

We chose the Mariners to celebrate our daughters christening with 25 family members. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful in the lead up. We pre ordered our roast options and the food was served promptly once we had our drinks. Everyone said their food...was absolutely delicious! Brilliant service and so accommodating. Thank you to Melissa and staff for having us 🌟 highly recommended 🌟More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

Warm Friendly welcome, delicious food, and dog friendly too!! will definitely return when we are in the area to try out some other dishes on the menu

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023 via mobile

Special family birthday meal out. Thought we would try somewhere different as live near Ipswich and been past many times. So dissapointing! Fairly Basic standard pub food menu but with items missing, no specials (except for apple crumble) and the service was so slow! Only...5 of us but took nearly 3 hours for 2 courses and to finally pay at the bar as couldn't wait any longer. Food quality very hit and miss. But the worse part for us was waiting over an hour for our main courses and seeing other people come in and get served while we waited...apparently they pre-ordered. Thanks for informing us of that option as never been anywhere before where that is s thing, except at Christmas or for large parties.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Jake A
16 September 2018|
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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.
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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.
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Yes we are very dog friendly. We have doggie treats for our four legged friends.
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The Mariners Freehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5