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The Highwayman

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Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for an evening meal, pleasantly surprised by both the pub itself and also the food and drink on offer. Landlord was really helpful and accommodating and couldn't have made us more welcome. Would definitely eat there again asap !

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ESSEX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on our way to Norwich for a break. Ordered two meals both of which were fantastic. Service was polite and friendly, would gladly recommend this as a place to stop for a refreshment break.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a US resident who visits relatives in this part of the UK from time to time and we've made a habit of always having a meal out at the Highwayman because of the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, good service and great choice of food. Over the years I have visited this pub we've always enjoyed the variety of... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food, but service was a little lacklustre for a saturday night. For a lovely suffolk pub/restaurant, we thought it odd that they had a japanese lager on tap, instead of something of a more local origin, but each to their own. We waited a while before our order was taken. The pies were tasty, and dessert was of a... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 9. The landlord was very welcoming and was great with the kids. The food and service was excellent and the steak pie was perfect

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Lockerbie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is all you could wish for. The proprietor and his wife make you welcome, are very attentive and prepare and serve the best food around. They obviously enjoy looking after their customers and feeding them exceptional food. Our visit couldn't be faulted.

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Thank Wickhamhenboy
Diss, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family birthday celebration of 15 people for Sunday lunch today. Fantastic food and hospitality from all. Highly recommend and we will certainly be returning. Thank you to all.

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Thank nicolaparkington
Eastbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here on our way to Norfolk and were warmly welcomed by the licencee. The staff were attentive and the menu was comprehensive and not over priced. Our food was delicious and promptly served. Would certainly return when next passing by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable lunch enjoyed by five of us on Sunday 16 October. David is the perfect host and made us all feel extremely welcome, a proper landlord. The roast dinner was beautiful and very well priced. Mum is a wheelchair user and was accommodated perfectly, she was most impressed with the visit.

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Thank Jamie M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Dined here for a Saturday lunch in transit from Norwich to Essex. The licensee was very accomodating and helpful. I believe his wife is the chef and our meals were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and my daughter salivated over the sticky toffee pudding.

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Thank Edward L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Creeting St Mary
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 760369
Description
A friendly family welcome is extended to all who visit The Highwayman, a grade II listed 17th century timber framed building that has been sympathetically extended. Located on the A140, just a few minutes outside Ipswich, Needham Market and Stowmarket in Suffolk, The Highwayman is easily accessible and an ideal meeting point for all occasions.David & Olga took over the running of The Highwayman restaurant in Ipswich in October 2004 and warmly welcome everyone to sample the honest homecooked food, a good selection and well kept real ales. The main restaurant and galleries provide a traditional and relaxing atmosphere in the which to dine amongst soft lighting that compliments the exposed oak frame of the building.Our food is all about the ingredients which, whenever possible, are locally sourced, seasonal and always freshly prepared. In particular a relaxing Sunday lunchtime at The Highwayman is sure to become a tradition. Tuck into roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?