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The Brook Inn

The Street, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
01473 730 531
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Ranked #24 of 344 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
East Anglia, UK
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My first visit since the pub was purchased by the Save the Brook organisation. The welcome and service from the new manager and staff was excellent a major improvement.The menu was okay and the meal we had was very good and good value. I am sure a more varied menu will appear when the new management has founs its feet.... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words and writing a review. We're changing the pub gradually since the community bought the pub in August so please do come back and sample our varying menu day by day and week by week. Cheers Ian Evans More 

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were looking for a new pub to eat at in the Ipswich area. The website didn't look too inspiring, with no pictures of the outside of the pub, as if there was something to hide. However the lunchtime food was very good, with good sized portions for decent prices. The bonus was that nearly all the food is gluten-free.... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to write a review of the Brook Inn and apologies for the late response - I've just noticed my previous one was rejected, probably because I included our Facebook page which I don't think tripadviser likes. Since you visited we have revamped the website and the outside of the pub. I don't know if you know... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited The Brook a week ago on a Saturday evening - was glad we had booked as the pub was busy and the restaurant nearly full. We were a big table - including kids. The welcome was warm and the staff friendly. The menu had something for everyone with a great range of daily specials. Kids loved it - their... More 

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

Hello Louise W - thanks for writing such a positive review and do come again soon Cheers Ian Evans More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have just had a lovely lunch in the inn( now under new management) both me an my hubby had the Hunters Chicken of the specials board, an very nice it was to, probably one of the best we've had, chicken very succulent lots of bacon & cheese on top yummy. All washed down with a few pints of Doombar.... More 

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

Thanks for taking the trouble of writing a review and apologies for the late reply - I've just realised that my previous was rejected, probably because I included our Facebook page. Anyway if you're visiting the area again from Walsall, do pop in and enjoy the Brook Inn again. Cheers Ian Evans More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Give the place a go people, just re-opened after a lot of hard work on behalf of the new owners and new landlord Dave Clarke. Menu still catering for Coeliacs so will be taking my wife back soon. Sampled the lunch menu and very nice it was to, well done to all for the service and food. Keep up the... More 

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Ian E, Public Relations Manager at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for that kind response - you must know your onions :) Come again soon Regards Ian Evans More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Tried to eat here on Monday 8th September. Web site says food served 6 to 9 pm. Sign outside says food served 6 to 9 pm. Actually it was closed and all locked up at 6.45pm. No sign of life at all. Wont be returning.

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Ian E, Public Relations Manager at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Apologies for your visit to the Brook Inn. The community bought the pub two weeks ago from Punch Taverns after an 18-month fundraising battle and sadly certain aspects of the pub have been neglected. The website does say it's open on a Monday night when it isn't - but unfortunately we haven't had time to upgrade it ,,,and the website... More 

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Additional Information about The Brook Inn

Address: The Street, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
Phone Number: 01473 730 531
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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