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The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
+44 1473 730531
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Ranked #21 of 352 Restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
127 reviews 127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
162 reviews 162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Six of us enjoyed a great time at last nights Spice night. The three course meal with lots of options was delicious and great value.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the Brook. Glad you enjoyed your meal and please do visit again soon. Ian Evans More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Having reopened only a week before we visited, its worth paying a visit. Very nice for friendly staff.

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

Thanks for visiting the Brook Inn - glad you enjoyed it and please do come again soon. Ian Evans More 

derby
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went in The Brook just on speck as we are not local to this area . The food was very good indeed in fact i cant remember the last time i had food as nice as this eating out.The Pub is very clean and comfortable nice atmosphere very friendly staff as it looks like its a family run pub,it was... More 

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to post a review and I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. The community purchased the pub in August and we're making gradual process on all the things that need to be done...the light's on the list somewhere! Manager David Clarke has transformed the pub with the help of his wife, daughter and excellent staff team... More 

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Additional Information about The Brook Inn

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

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