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The Brook Inn

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The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
+44 1473 730531
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for lunches

Great place for food - fantastic chef serving excellent meals. We had steak pies, fish & chips, and children's meals of Jacket pots/sandwiches. Recently refurbished this community pub is worth supporting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
johnson_bear
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Ipswich, UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
felixstowe
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Visited this pub for lunch with a friend as we were in the vicinity. The place is characterless, the staff unwelcoming and the drinking glasses filthy, and I do mean seriously dirty. When I pointed this out, politely to the waitress, she said it was how they came out the dishwasher and walked off. The food is passable but not... More 

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Ian E, director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Hello Dumpling and thanks for taking the trouble for writing about your poor experience at the Brook Inn. Firstly I'd like to apologise for the poor state of your glasses and the unsatisfactory reply from your waitress. We've had problems with our glass-washer since we changed the water system during our refurbishment in January and evidently that is still not... More 

Ipswich, UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place for food - fantastic chef serving excellent meals. We had steak pies, fish & chips, and children's meals of Jacket pots/sandwiches. Recently refurbished this community pub is worth supporting.

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Hi there - thanks for your kind words, come again soon. More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Having phoned this pub around 11.00 am on Sunday 31st Jan for a table reservation I was informed the earliest we could have a table was 2.00pm. This reservation was made having seen excellent reviews on line regarding they cater for COELIACS. As you can imagine I was rather anxious especially as I have had many a disaster in local... More 

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Hevver...what can I say which you haven't already said? Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review and we're pleased you enjoyed your trip to the Brook Inn. Please do come back and visit soon and maybe tell some friends. We are currently going through accreditation with Coeliac UK so hopefully we'll reach more... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went there on Saturday night and it was a great meal. My husband cannot eat Gluten and there was a good selection of gluten free options. The food was lovely and so were the staff. The decor is a little basic but the staff and food more than make up for this. Really good!

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Hi Chris - I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to the Brook Inn and please do come again soon. On the decor...we recently completed a £30,000 refit of the pub which involved a lot of de-cluttering. Perhaps we went a bit too far! Over time we'll add more decoration, slowly and surely in the best Suffolk traditions. Cheers. More 

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Not having been here for a couple of years, we decided to pop in on the spur of the moment kind of thing. What a pleasant surprise. Maybe it was because it was a lunch time they didn't have a vast menu, however there was enough to choose from for us to stay and very enjoyable it was too. I... More 

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Hi Linda - your spur-of-the-moment visit was fortuitous for you and us! Glad you enjoyed the food and hospitality and hope to see you and your dad again soon. More 

Cambridge
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited on a very busy evening, that's aid and done, once we had found our reserved table the service was excellent and the staff knowledgeable . Do check the specials board as well as the main menu. As stated by others there are plenty of gluten free meals, which is an added bonus. The drinks are reasonably priced as... More 

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for those kind words Cotonboy and please do visit us again soon More 

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A group of ten of us had a great Christmas meal at the Brook. The menu was varied and of excellent quality and good sized portions. Service was great and bottles of wine reasonably priced. Definitely worth another visit again soon.

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Annie - glad you enjoyed yourself at the Brook Inn. We've just undergone a big refurbishment and re-open on 15th January with the official re-opening on the evening of the 17th. You can keep track of what we've done on our Facebook page. Do come along again soon, Cheers Ian More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This place has changed for the better since the takeover by the new landlord and family. The food is brilliant, warm welcome and a hearty atmosphere! Will definitely be returning!

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Hi Nicola - thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. Do drive up the A12 again and visit us in sunny Copdock. Cheers, Ian Evans More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Oh how this place has changed since the take over by the new landlord & his family. This pub/restaurant has been bought by the village & they have appointed Dave, Jean & their daughter Amy to run things, & along with the other lovely members of staff ( Alishia ) ,the atmosphere has improved 100% & the food is wonderful.... More 

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Cheers Chris (or is it Mr Hippie...:)) Glad you enjoyed your second visit to the Brook and pleased you had a better experience this time round. Dave, chef Nigel and the team are doing a splendid job so do please come again soon, cheers Ian Evans More 

East Anglia, UK
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Brook was recently bought up by the local community, so I gather, and that feel permeated the evening, with a good number of customers and a generally friendly atmosphere - not that common. It sets out to provide a good menu, without being top-end, and delivers. The starters were surprisingly large (so be careful!), the main courses substantial, with... More 

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Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Hi - thanks for visiting the Brook and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your meal. Sorry for the delays you experienced which we will take a look at. We're undergoing a major revamp in January when the kitchen is redone which we hope will streamline food preparation and delivery while the pub interior will undergo a facelift so please do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 730531

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?