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The Brook Inn

The Street, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
01473 730 531
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Ranked #27 of 327 Restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Walsall, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have eaten several times at the Brook Inn and have always been happy with the quality but the last meal was below par with chips that were like the McDonalds ones & a cheesecake that actually wasn't a cheesecake but something with a sponge base.

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

Hi there - sorry to hear about your unhappy experience at the Brook. The time you visited the pub it was under the stewardship of a temporary landlord before it was sold in a community buyout on the 26th August. I can't really talk about the poor chips on the 17th but what I can say is that we are... More

Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good old country pub, good food, and service , excellent value . A bit out of town so will need to drive

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited this lovely restaurant for my birthday and I was so surprised by the fabulous food and great value. The gluten free menu was a definite plus too! Will definitely be going again!

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Alan T, Owner at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Unfortuately this is probably one of the last reviews I shall be replying to as the Brook is passing over ti the local community at the end of August at which time my team and I will be leaving for pastures new. However I am sure that they will aprreciate your continued patronage in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Booked a table for 5 and after reading other reviews of The Brook Inn was really looking forward to it. From start to finish it was an amazing place "a real hidden gem" A very warm welcome and great service from all of the staff, the beer was kept well too. My wife was the only one in our group... More

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Alan T, Owner at The Brook Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Unfortuately this is probably one of the last reviews I shall be replying to as the Brook is passing over ti the local community at the end of August at which time my team and I will be leaving for pastures new. However I am sure that they will aprreciate your continued patronage in... More

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Address: The Street, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
Phone Number: 01473 730 531
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
Cuisine: British

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