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“F-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Dog

The Dog
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“F-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Have just return from a wonderful evening at The Dog. Haven't eaten here for a couple of years when, frankly, it was indifferent. Tonight, so different! From wonderful food to fabulous service. & we loved the jazz to be faintly heard in the background. Lovely not to have conversation drowned out by another person's choice of "music"! The staff hit just the right spot. They were warm & welcoming & it was great to have people know what the menu was about - to know what part of the animal the piece of meat was from & to be able to talk about each of the beers served. The food was fabulous, the smoked salmon wasn't paper thin so you felt that you were actually eating something & the shoulder of beef I had was really tender. It was followed by a lemon posset that was as sharp as you like & a wonderful way to finish a meal. The British Larder, please look to your laurels. These guys are much better!

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We went for lunch with friends to this quintessential English pub & we were not disappointed. We all 4 had a different dish & all plates were emptied, so that speaks for itself. It was fairly quiet but had a good atmosphere. There is a standard menu & some unusual specials on the board. The portion sizes were good - we enjoyed it!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I have visited the Dog a number of time now and the more I go the more I love it. I can't wait to show it off to friends and Family!
Food is exceptional and chef very accommodating to individual needs.
Landlady was very friendly but remained professional.
Staff were helpful and gave 100%.
Easily a 5* restaurant....and cheap too! Who could say no to a two course lunch for £10!

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2 reviews
“I recommend this pub.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

My wife booked a meal here for my 60th birthday. There were 7 of us including two youngsters. We were made most welcome. Food was excellent (bit of a wait, but i realise it was cooked to order, not nuked.) waiter/bar guy took time out to take a photo of us all. Will definately return and recommend this as one of the best in suffolk. Thanks to all involved.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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East Anglia
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

A delicious, well cooked and presented meal. We used to eat here a lot in the past, but the value and the service deteriorated, so switched allegiance to other places. Tempted by the celebration of Suffolk food evening we decided to give it another try. Others had told us that things had improved and they were right. No complaints at all and we'll be back. The food is excellent value for money, well cooked and presented and really tasty, the staff good and the place comfortable

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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