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The Brewery Tap

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International, Pub
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Cliff Road | Cliff Quay, Ipswich IP3 0AZ, England
01473 225501
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This is a lovely Gastro Pub, the new owners took over in October 2009 and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were looking for some where to eat having popped into Ipswich. We had really enjoyed a previous visit so thought we would try the Tap. The almost empty car park belied the fact that this popular pub and restaurant was actually packed. We were delighted to be found a table by the very helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Michael R
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were looking for some where to eat having popped into Ipswich. We had really enjoyed a previous visit so thought we would try the Tap. The almost empty car park belied the fact that this popular pub and restaurant was actually packed. We were delighted to be found a table by the very helpful staff, I know it is... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a quick lunch there today and just had to say that it was quite simply the best roast chicken I have ever had!! Have not stopped thinking about it all day!!! That stuffing was to die for!!! Thanks for a great lunch!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have a list of allergies as long as your arm, I was on a business trip and was taken here by colleagues, (this was a Monday evening). as always when I go for dinner, I spoke to the staff and gave them my list of allergies. the reply was I am sure that the chef can come up with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went to The Brewery Tap on Thursday night of this week for "Date Night" dinner, and was not disappointed. The staff were friendly and welcoming on arrival, as it was a lovely evening the waitress offered us a table outside as we were half an hour early for our reservation. We took our bottle of wine out in to... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A Hidden Gem! I showed up with 22 people and the staff went out of they way to make everyone feel welcome and the food was prepared well.

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Ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hidden gem in Ipswich- We had a wonderful tasty dinner here this evening and the staff were fantastic! Nice choice of ales and ciders too! We will certainly go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is by far in the top 1 meals that I have ever had in Ipswich. Fantastic food, beer and service. Not just a one off as I have been here with friends/family/girlfriend and never been let down. Can't recommend it highly enough :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The food is great, the staff are really nice and it is further along from the waterfront. Would highly recommend coming here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went here for a meal for our 1st anniversary. Had never been before, the building is full of character, the staff are very good at their job, professional, friendly and efficient, without being annoying and in your face like I tend to find in chain restaurants. They had an event on for over 80 people, yet we had no... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

I love this place and have done for ages. It has always been our "let's pop out for dinner" destination, and pretty much every occasion has been celebrated there. You cannot fault the food, it remains lovely. But the prices have increased and I wonder if they are now too high. After all, it is a pub, and a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cliff Road | Cliff Quay, Ipswich IP3 0AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: 01473 225501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Pub

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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