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The Woolpack

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1 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich IP4 2SH‎, England
+44 1473 215862
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Comfy as an old shoe

This is a great local pub: a bit rambling, friendly, cosy, tasty nosh, good coffee (though I wish they did large size), various wines by the glass - always a plus for a non beer drinker. Sometimes it's buzzing; others peaceful - both are good. Reasonably standard fare but well cooked with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Marie-Louise K
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This is a great local pub: a bit rambling, friendly, cosy, tasty nosh, good coffee (though I wish they did large size), various wines by the glass - always a plus for a non beer drinker. Sometimes it's buzzing; others peaceful - both are good. Reasonably standard fare but well cooked with impressive raw ingredients. I have the impression that... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We chose the Woolpack after reading the good reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived at approx. 6:45pm on a Sunday, found a table and duly placed our order for 2 roast dinners. At 7pm, before we had received a food, a man placed a piece of paper on our table and proceeded to tell us that our table was "booked" for... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Woolpack has always been my local pub being just down the road from my house. Over the years it has changed hands a few times and has gone up and down in quality. Fortunately for us, it has once again been restored to its former glory. Located right by Christchurch park, the Wooly has a really good menu to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Cracking little pub by Christchurch Park. Loads of character with lots of nooks and crannies. Good range of meals on the standard menu and specials. The food was well-prepared and presented and tasted well above average. Highly recommended but you may be as well booking as it got very busy.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Having driven past this charming looking pub many times but never venturing in, it was meant to be when groupon offered a breakfast deal there. My wife and I got there as they opened at 09.30 and were greeted warmly by the Landlord. We told him we were redeeming the groupon voucher and he explained that it entitled us to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Popped in for a Sunday brunch, ended up staying way past I should've! Food was good pub fayre, staff were pleasant and the locals friendly (quite strange for Ipswich I hear!!) Its nice to find a pub that is well presented, but still knows that it is a pub and therefore is as nice a place to have a drink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We used to love The Woolpack but avoided it for a few years due to bad management and poor quality food. Returned for the first time this week (week day lunch) and was thrilled to see its back on form. Very well presented, food was delicious and service great. So glad to see its doing well again and hope they... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

this pub is going from strength to strength it started off at a low and boy is it building good clean food great selection if drinks nice warm inviting and friendly with limited parking well worth two or thre visits

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

All the right signs are there before you step inside...this is about *great quality* and your expectations are met. An old pub lovingly styled and presented with odd chairs and tables, standard lamps, a shelf of games and a piano - and an ever growing regular clientele. Blackboards with delicious daily specials in addition to the variety on the menu... 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Popped into this lovely pub for Sunday lunch. They were really busy and we had to wait for a table - at this point the lovely girls behind the bar were amazing. They kept us informed and advised us as soon as a table came free. Nothing was too much trouble and even though we had never been there before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich IP4 2SH‎, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 215862
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 1:00 am

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