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All 353 Ipswich Restaurants

The Brewery Tap

Cliff Road | Cliff Quay, Ipswich IP3 0AZ, England
01473 225501
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Ranked #36 of 353 Restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This place is a gem. I have visited before with groups of friends but first time for a table for two. Very secluded corner was found for us with a lovely candle (I love the finer touches)! The menu wasn't huge which could be off putting, but enough and very easy on the eye as were the prices. We ordered... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were there in October 2014 for a birthday meal with friends. There were 12 of us and we were given a nice long spacious table. The menu is OK, enough choice for a pub with average pub prices. Service was so slow!! We sat down at 8, the starters arrived before 9pm, maybe 8:50. The mains at 9:45pm!! I... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For taste, quality and originality this was a meal that would be very hard to compete with at the price. We had not been for a while, and although the menu is a bit more expensive, it has also expanded. We took our daughter an d her fiance who eat out in London all the time, and they were astonished... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

found the entire dining experience underwhelming-pub is a bit shabby . -menu was not to my taste-not enough choice -didnt enjoy what i finally choose and thought it was overpriced. was not helped by a private party going on somewhere on the premises and noisy, badly behaved children from it running unchecked through the bar and restaurant areas. very dissapointed.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

When you walk in the smell of damp hit you. All sorts of people in there. Been a few times. Don't think I would return. Landlady need to go on a customer service courses. Called last orders but would still serve some people still. When we asked why? her reply was I can do what I like as they are... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I couldn't fault a meal I had at the Tap recently. The pint of prawns starter is just about a meal in itself - the glass must have had 50+ prawns in it. I followed this up with perfectly cooked fish and chips with mushy peas to die for and then had pear parfait crumble for dessert which was also... More 

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

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