We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Highwayman

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 259: English reviews
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in at the Highwayman on Friday on our way to w/e break destination. Welcomed by David, very professional and friendly. Sat in very comfortable area for drinks whilst waiting for our table. Soon shown to our table and were soon enjoying wonderful meal.

Helpful?
Thank Commissioner2015
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Just returned from here after having one of the best meals I have had in a long time. We didn't book, we were welcomed and served drinks. Know I have been I would advise you book as it gets quite busy. We were not rushed and nor were we in a hurry, all the food here is cooked from fresh... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bsrampling
Oakham, Rutland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a great meal, very well organised for ten people. I had quite a few emails back and forwards to arrange this and the owners were very helpful, even putting up a banner for me and decorating my husband's plate with a happy birthday message.

Helpful?
Thank mdexterlilly
Mistley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time on a Thursday evening with friends although I often pass this place travelling along the A140. Nice decor and friendly welcome from the staff upon arrival and an opportunity to study the menu and specials whilst enjoying a drink in the bar area. We all opted for the daily special of anti-pasta starter and chicken... More 

Helpful?
Thank Flying_Demon
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great food very welcoming staff. Food very thoughtful and flavoursome without pretentious undertones. Good bar with an eye to quality foregoing cliched or standard beer for a fantastic Japanese lager. Owners commended.

Helpful?
Thank Steven C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
261 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Sunday family lunch, plenty of choice and an excellent venue, service a bit slow between courses so leave plenty of time. Well recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Robert H
East Harling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were a party of 8 booked in for when the pub opened. We were served drinks and given menus to read on arrival. Not an extensive choice but all good quality, so it was difficult to make a choice. We were shown to our table and our orders were taken after a few minutes. After that the service did... More 

Helpful?
Thank Don G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visited the restaurant last Friday night as the wife and I were on a weekend away in Suffolk. We chose this restaurant as it was located close to where we were staying. I must say the meal we had were probably the best we've ever had when eating out. The food is home cooked, and both the mains and desserts... More 

Helpful?
Thank jamesc19802017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

booked in for full christmas dinner superb food great beer and service as always we call in on a fairly regular basis and this place never dissapoints

Helpful?
Thank anthony c
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 !

Helpful?
Thank nk2016593

Travellers who viewed The Highwayman also viewed

 
Stowmarket, Suffolk

Been to The Highwayman? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Highwayman and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Ipswich, United Kingdom
27 days ago
6 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Highwayman staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?