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The Brewery Tap

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Cliff Road | Cliff Quay, Ipswich IP3 0AZ, England
01473 225501
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 88
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
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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
Brilliant yet again

If you want an authentic pub that has got it so completely right, this is the place for you. The real ales are in excellent condition, the place is clean and unsterile and the staff are friendly, efficient and not too full of themselves. Food is amazing and there are always unusual choices. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Delia P
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you want an authentic pub that has got it so completely right, this is the place for you. The real ales are in excellent condition, the place is clean and unsterile and the staff are friendly, efficient and not too full of themselves. Food is amazing and there are always unusual choices. The prices are reasonable and I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'm not one for writing reviews but the food was incredible, you couldn't fault the service as the girls were at the top of their game (especially a young blonde lady called Michaela) & my parter & I will definitely be returning with our puppy - Boris.

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Ipswich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My first experience of The Brewery Tap and I can't believe I haven't been before. This little gem is tucked out of the way by Cliff Quay. The atmosphere is relaxed, food beautiful. I had the fish Stew followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. I've ordered a few in my time and this was the best... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A brilliant traditional country gastro pub. There are not many pubs left like this ! The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is relaxed, and you can take your dogs with you ! The only little downside is that there could be more staff. My partner and I once had to wait half an hour to get served, but they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Booked a night in Ipswich to come to dinner here. Relaxed service & atmosphere, with good food. We love places like this & understand the ethos of what is trying to do. Although not everyone gets it. If your looking for cheap with huge choice this is not the place for you. However if your looking for good beer interesting... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I'm only ever in Ipswich for work. I make sure to get to the Brewery Tap at least once per visit. I normally eat a steak with a glass of red wine, it's always cooked suitably to request. If you can get to a function where they serve BBQ I highly recommend it. The spread is fantastic and the quality... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is certainly a find, a little of the beaten track right at the end of the Ipswich Marina. If you are walking it's right through a lorry park, but definately worth it. This is a very quaint old pub full of wood, and original features. Very friendly staff and an original menu. The grilled Oysters in shells were as... More 

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Ipswich
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We've been away for a while & were really looking forward to coming back with delightful friends and a French guest. In the past this has been an exceptional and friendly place to eat. Perhaps a Tuesday in February was not the best time?. Nothing was bad at all - but not up to its old self. Starters: the pigeon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

From the outside you wonder quite what you are in for as it could do with a lick of paint, but, once inside its great, a traditional old pub showing its history. Superb selection of beers mainly locally brewed (try the Cliff Quay, it's good) and the food is superb a good cross section of choices, perfectly cooked and well... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have visited Brewery Tap many times and really like this pub. It has very friendly staff, plenty of fresh ales to choose from and very good food. Although you get your "usual pub food" options here, there are also some dishes with twist! The prices are more than reasonable for the quality you get. This pub is very versatile... 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

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  • Cuisine: International

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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