The Greyhound Freehouse

The Greyhound Freehouse

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Hours
Sun
16:00 - 23:00
Mon
17:00 - 23:00
Tue
17:00 - 23:00
Wed
17:00 - 23:00
Thu
17:00 - 23:00
Fri
17:00 - 23:00
Sat
16:00 - 23:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£8.00 – £20.00
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
Chris and Mori- fi welcome you to meet our team at one of the regions most popular traditional pubs. The Greyhound at Botesdale dates back to the 1400's when it was a coaching inn on the main route to London. The pub today is bursting with character, with a roaring log fire, walls filled with taxidermy and bare oak floor boards which give it the feel of stepping back 100 years. Since re-opening in 2004 The Greyhound has carved a niche by championing the small local brewer. With an interesting range of ales, there is always something new to try. In January 2017 a major refurbishment program was completed at The Greyhound with a WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN installed and a refurbishment of the lounge bar, along with the creation of our own GIN DISTILLERY. The Greyhound has become the first choice for people wanting authentic pizza, in a pub with a very welcoming atmosphere.
PRICE RANGE
£8.00 – £20.00
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles73 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Lauren S
Norwich1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
We ordered via the app with absolute no fuss, very easy to use. Then sat patiently waiting....hour passes (which they advised it would take up to an hour), then another half hour passes and I call the pub to see how they were getting on, told five minutes, 15 minutes more and they arrive. The delivery was great, social distancing observed. The pizzas were excellent, the best we have had in a very long time. The pizzas are excellently priced, great value for money, however thought the sides were a bit steep but delicious. Apart from the wait, amazing pizza, you won’t be disappointed.
Written 10 June 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Hi sorry about your extended wait , this was a trial run with the oppurtunity to iron out the operational glitches. We thank you for taking the time to write a review, as a small business we are grateful for your support. Look forward to cooking more pizzas for you.
Written 10 June 2020
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Claire S
Diss33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
I hadn’t had the pizzas at the Greyhound before, but started ordering them when they set up a takeaway service during lockdown. They are the best pizzas around! Even my husband likes them and he doesn’t really like pizzas outside of Italy! We do the build your own, which do work out quite expensive for a family of four, but they are well worth it as it means we can all get a topping we really like. We ordered using the app for the first time yesterday and it worked like a dream. I was a bit disappointed that the latest collection time was 5.30pm but I got a phone call from Hannah offering a later time and she explained it was a slight glitch in the app. Service is always really friendly and the pizzas were ready and waiting on time. We will definitely be ordering again and once the pub re-opens we will definitely come down for
Written 14 June 2020
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Sue E
London100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
This is our local pub and we love it. Friendly staff, great Pizza and a good selection of gins, including a house gin. Like all pubs the Greyhound had to close during the Covid -19 lockdown. But at the beginning of June they started a Pizza delivery and collection service via a phone app. We used it on the first night they were running this service and it worked a dream. We ordered the pizza we wanted, were able to leave a note about my fussy partners dislike of cheese and were given an estimated time for collection. Payment is taken via the app (you can save your card for future use) which means you don't have to wait to pay or handle cash. We then received a text to give us un updated (sooner time) which was great. Off we popped to the pub and the pizza was ready when we arrived. I would highly recommend the Greyhound Pizza's, they are truly (and I don't say this lightly) the best Pizza's. The app is a great new addition to their service. It was easy to use, and allows for all the options including gluten-free and vegan. What's more you can order sides and drinks to go with your pizza! Well done to the staff.
Written 6 June 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, as a small business we are grateful for your support. Look forward to cooking more pizzas for you and your fussy partner !
Written 10 June 2020
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Chenerys007
Norwich22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
We have often enjoyed Chris’s amazing Pizzas and now they are offering deliveries makes it even better. I can’t recommend the pizzas enough they are the best homemade pizzas around. I highly recommend the pulled pork one.
Written 13 June 2020
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Zara
Stanton2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
i won 2 large pizzas from here during lockdown, ive just had them this evening and OH MY GOD they did not disapoint. ABSOLUTELY amazing, tasted so fresh, the chorizo chunks were to DIE for. i am beyond impressed with the service i recieved, i was kept in contact with throughout the lockdown and i will be ordering these pizzas again. We had a spicy and an Italiano and ive never tasted better. NOM NOM NOM!!! bloody lovely.
Written 12 June 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Thanks for taking the time to post review, glad you enjoyed , hope to see you again soon
Written 13 June 2020
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Sue E
London100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
This is our local pub and we were keen to get back for a visit after Lockdown. Feeling rather cautious and a little anxious after being shielded for five months I was not keen on the idea of being around lots of other people but we booked a table in the restaurant for a pizza dinner. I need not have been anxious at all, the pub have rearranged all the tables to make sure there is lots of space. Table service means you can stay seated and need not go near others. The bar has been rearranged to make sure they are covid secure and I felt very relaxed. As always a great pizza prepared and cooked by Chris and Jack then served with a smile by Hannah. This place is a a real gem and I am so happy they are back! Go with confidence and enjoy the best pizza we ever eat!
Written 11 September 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Im glad you felt comfortable and thanks for writing such a great review. hope to see you again soon
Written 21 September 2020
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glenn13gedneygyke
Gedney11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
I love the pizzas in the Greyhound and I've had many takeaways over the recent month with my partner. My orders usually come to around £30 for two pizzas and as soon as I'd reached 6 orders I was looking forward to 10% off. However this is not to be...only on orders over £50. I find this really mean as it only open to certain groups. Another issue I have is that I've ordered twice over the last 2 months and had my orders cancelled. The App need an update to only show availability for collection. One more gripe is that sometimes they don't cover all of the pizza and once they forgot to put olives on.
Written 3 October 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Im sorry to hear about your disappointment, the offer is 20% off the 1st order and 10% off the 6th when you spend £50 or over using the app. This is something we are looking at changing so hope this wont be an issue going forward. The issue of some of your orders being cancelled is due to more orders being requested for the same time than we can prepare, if you dont mind waiting you can reorder for a later time (usually 1 hour ). Cooking in a wood fired oven with fresh dough means that the dough sometimes puffs up pushing the toppings off that spot. Any future issues please mention to us when ordering or collecting and we will be happy to resolve . hope to see you again soon
Written 8 October 2020
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Pete G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
My wife and I moved to Botesdale 18 months ago. Whilst we were viewing houses in the area we checked out the local facilities, pubs, shops etc. As soon as we viewed our house and visited The Greyhound (and The Bell in Rickenhall obviously !) we realised we could stop looking. The staff are professional friendly and very helpful, the food menu is basic but the pizzas and steaks are to die for. Sunday lunchtime hot pulled pork rolls are added to the menu, these are a perfect antidote to the bleak spring weather ! Live bands perform in the bar most Friday nights to a packed crowd. We have been made very welcome by the regulars and now feel part of a thriving community. We cannot recommend the place enough.
Written 13 March 2020
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danielle r
South Wales3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
Ordered pizzas, through the mobile app. Absolutely fantastic easy to navigate around the app, finding menu and the variants on there. Was so easy to sign up and place order and pay. We also got a rough estimate of how long it would take to deliver and then a confirmation delivery time via email. All very prompt and well set out. When the food came it was hot, smelt amazing, and tasted even better. You didn't get the over greasy taste like you do most take away pizzas.. The ingredients were amazing there was so much flavour. I didn't feel all groggy after eating the pizza like I do other take aways. The young man who delivered the food was friendly and polite. All in all I will definitely order again through the app. And look forward to being able to physically visit in person. Thank you so much to all x
Written 4 June 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, as a small business we are grateful for your support. Look forward to cooking more pizzas for you.
Written 10 June 2020
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Diana L
Diss40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We moved to the area late last year and have since had many takeaway and eat in Pizzas. The quality of the woodfired pizza is fantastic and although I'm not particularly a pizza fan I just can't resist eating them; especially the quattro 4 cheese pizza. It's not just the food we love. The pub is so friendly and has an amazing atmosphere. The staff are extremely friendly and the owner, Chris even runs cycling evenings during the summer months on a Wednesday. These are great fun and then it's back to the pub for pizza and drinks. The Greyhound is a great village pub with great ales on tap. It's very clean and tastefully decorated and well worth a visit. Everything is very reasonably priced too.
Written 19 August 2021
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chris b
Hi Thanks for writing such a positive review hope to see you again soon
Written 27 November 2021
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Jonathan Parker
Hertfordshire2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
My wife and I travelled to Suffolk last month for the very first time. Our trip was off to a rocky start when our hotel informed us they were not serving food or opening their bar on the night of our arrival. We decided to walk down to The Greyhound to try their wood - fired Pizzas. We were welcomed by a charming young woman who regretfully informed us that her kitchen was also closed that evening. She gave us a menu for a local takeaway, sat us down in a cosy restaurant and poured our drinks. My wife went to get our food and the young landlady neatly laid our table and lit a candle for us. After our meal we moved into the bar area which was packed to the rafters with smiling faces. The young woman was clearly rushed off her feet but was smiling and laughing with her customers all night long. Our visit to the Greyhound was one of the highlights of our trip to Suffolk, the sense of community was heart-warming and we felt part of it although we were strangers.
Written 7 November 2021
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chris b
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, Minnie who served you is a great asset to the pub. Hope to see you again
Written 27 November 2021
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Arlene C
Diss4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 solo
Our local pub has been very sadly missed due to Covid 19. Chris has restarted his home made pizzas, fired in the pizza oven which has been lovingly built by himself. The Greyhound pizzas are simply the best, delicious and you can order on line, very easy to do, you can even build your own from the extensive menu. You are given a time for collection and they can deliver on Wednesdays. I placed an order, collected them at the alloted time and was not disappointed, they are delicious. We'll done Chris and team, great service as always and can't wait for the pub to open again. Arlene
Written 22 June 2020
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Helen Hettema
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
So lucky to have this pub so near us. We tend to do takeaway pizza on a Tuesday as it’s two-for-one. They never disappoint and have such a huge range of toppings available. Their olives are the best. The chips are probably the best chips I’ve ever eaten, no idea what they do to them but they’re fab! Very covid secure too which is really important at the moment. Keep up the good work guys.
Written 16 October 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Hi Thanks for writing such a great review, we will strive to continue serving you great pizza. (the chips are a secret )
Written 17 October 2020
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Feef42
Diss28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Delicious!!!! Great wood fired pizza, lots of variety and option to make your own. All fresh, high quality ingredients down to the great side salad and dressing and homemade coleslaw. Side order of chips really tasty, no frozen, pre-prepared stuff here! Staff really efficient, friendly and accommodating and they are dog friendly too! A great meal, good value for money and we even got to doggy bag what we couldn’t manage to eat tomorrow - we’ll definitely be back.
Written 19 August 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
thanks for taking the time to write a review , look forward to exceeding your expectations again
Written 22 August 2020
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Sarah C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
Love this place! Great ambience, pizzas are very tasty and made fresh in the clay pizza oven.you can pick just about any of topping you wish. Great for picky children. pool table at back and band on a friday, Entertainment for all!
Written 12 March 2020
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Y9908YUchrisb
Thank you , hope to see you again soon
Written 19 April 2020
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