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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best gastro pub in Suffolk !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
IsabelleB173
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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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41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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
79 helpful votes 79 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I recently went to The Brewery Tap for a works meal and it was excellent. The food, beer and service could not be faulted. Considering the huge number of people in attendance, the staff stayed so calm and were wonderfully polite. A brilliant night and hopeful to return soon.....but maybe as just a couple!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We turned up out of the blue on a busy sunday and they manage to find us a table. Food is freshly cooked to a high standard! My date had chicken roast dinner while i had pork belly. We then enjoyed Christmas puddings and fresh cream. Hats off to the staff, they made our meal fantastic.

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Lanzarote, Spain
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26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This restaurant bar is agreat place to go for a long leisurely meal , with great ales a good wine list and excellent menu regularly refreshed. There is a great view over the dos is and the building and rooms have real character.Do book because it gets really busy .

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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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