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The Brewery Tap

Cliff Road | Cliff Quay, Ipswich, England
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Ranked #29 of 323 Restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a lovely Gastro Pub, the new owners took over in October 2009 and have fantastic plans. They only serve locally brewed Bitter and Lager plus a great wine list. Mike is a fantastic chef and the staff are always friendly, smiling and helpful. Lots of space for private parties or meetings. Daily fresh menu with local produce.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a lovely Gastro Pub, the new owners took over in October 2009 and have fantastic plans. They only serve locally brewed Bitter and Lager plus a great wine list. Mike is a fantastic chef and the staff are always friendly, smiling and helpful. Lots of space for private parties or meetings. Daily fresh menu with local produce.
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Nice relaxed atmosphere for a meal, delicious well cooked food. The staff were friendly and helpful. Very impressed with the way they were able to cater to my needs and make a dairy free pudding.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

my wife and i have Just had a meal at the Brewery Tap and what a lovely meal we had cooked to perfection and plenty of it shouldnt have had the cheesecake as we were stuffed just as well we only had one to share

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Party of seven on Friday night - recommended by the B&B who called to get us a table and a cab; warned us not to be put off by the exterior. It was all we had been led to expect. Service was friendly and helpful in guiding our selection of beers; samples were offered, a bad pint was noticed right... More

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Brewery Tap is a very good pub. The food is good relaxed pub food, although I though the pork I had was a tad bland. This place is great for a relaxed dinner

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place is a hidden gem, and if it was not for that diversion when we had that downpour I would have never found it. We went in here for lunch and well, the food was awesome, everything you could ask for in a simple meal. Did take a little time, but its cooked to order and well anything that... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

poor. disappointing and inexplicably overpriced! 1. overcooked chicken, clearly not free-range or high welfare - lots of it though, smothered in salt. 2. roast potatoes, not crispy not fluffy not hot 3. vegetables, plentiful and overcooked - how about a little fresh local produce carefully cooked rather than braised leeks that had clearly been in the oven since breakfast? 4.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a lovely place. Enjoyed my burger, and a lovely selection of real ales. Will be back soon. Thanks guys and girls.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Have been here several times & always enjoy our visits. The pub is a little out of town by the dock gate & by appearance you might not give it a second glance but it is a great little pub with good selection of real ales & good quality locally sourced food. Not all reviewers understand that home prepared food... More

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My daughter and I have just had a wonderful lunch at The Brewery Tap, the food was excellent, the beer was smooth. The staff were brilliant with my 7 year old, she ordered a spicy sausage stew, they happily gave her a children's portion which would have fed an adult. She loved it and wants to come back for more.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I recently enjoyed a meal at The Brewery Tap and would certainly recommend it to family and friends. However, we were disappointed that an establishment of this nature lacked the ability to chill the bottle of white wine that we had ordered to complement our meal. Yes, a wine bucket with ice was offered, but surely the... More

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