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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Lovely Lazy Saturday Gluten Free Lunch With Family

We wanted to take my Nan out for a nice meal and fortunately we found The Brook Inn. Specialising in GF food we were well catered for. Our puppy was also welcomed inside which was nice as the weather wasn't ideal for eating al fresco. The food tasted home made with real passion. Thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
James D
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We wanted to take my Nan out for a nice meal and fortunately we found The Brook Inn. Specialising in GF food we were well catered for. Our puppy was also welcomed inside which was nice as the weather wasn't ideal for eating al fresco. The food tasted home made with real passion. Thoroughly enjoyable and we will definitely be... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a fabulous meal & evening at The Brook on Friday night, the food was excellent & the staff were very attentive (as always). Thank you guys.

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

Thanks for posting about your birthday and I'm pleased we were able to add to your big day. Come back soon and happy birthday. Ian Evans More 

Suffolk
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The choices were exciting. Starter putting us in the mood and main course really reminiscent of Italy, only better.

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

Magnifico! Better than Italy - that's some compliment to chef Nigel and the team and well-deserved. Thanks for coming and posting on this site. Ian Evans More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited the Brook Inn again today as a group of 16 including 7 children. As always we were made to feel very welcome. Service of drinks and food was prompt and 16 meals were all delivered at the same time (without pre-ordering), hot and delicious. We also had home made onion rings prepared for us on request even though... More 

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

Hi Martin - glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch at the Brook Inn. Your patronage is always appreciated. Ian Evans More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Copdock & Washbrook WI had our birthday celebration dinner at The Brook in February. There were 38 of us and the tables were organised for a very sociable meal and decorated with flowers and candles. The food was delicious and all three courses were served in very generous portions! The waitresses, bar staff and manager were welcoming, efficient and most... More 

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

Hi Sandra - pleased we could offer excellent food and service to such a large group. Do come again soon...and bring some more friends! Ian Evans More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nine of us enjoyed the good food. The Brook Inn was very busy and the service and atmosphere was excellent. Well done to the team.

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

Thanks for those kind words - do come again soon. Ian Evans More 

Cirencester
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

It's always nice to go somewhere with a good variety of gluten free options, and The Brook Inn has many. The staff are friendly and the place is clean. I wouldn't say that the food was amazing, but as I said, as someone who can't eat gluten it is refreshing to be given a choice.

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

Hello Theopania - thank you for your review and pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the pub. Please do come again soon. More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was looking for a place to go that would be suitable for a family lunch during a day out. My search difficulties were compounded by the requirements that the pub caters to gluten free customers and allow dogs in the bar as 2 of ours would be coming on our day out with us. After a bit of searching,... More 

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

Hello there and thanks for taking the trouble to write about the Brook Inn. We're always pleased to hear from diners who've enjoyed their visit to the pub...including dogs! Our chefs have invested a lot of time devising GF dishes and the environment they're cooked in so we're always grateful for the recognition. Indeed we're about to be accredited with... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Brook Inn was recommended to me by word of mouth as a place that specialises in gluten free food. I have a wheat intolerance and it's rare to find a menu with such an array of food I can eat. The food was so flavoursome and even the non gluten free people in my party raved over the food. We... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comments. I think what a lot of people like me - as a 'non GF diner' - find surprising is that I don't notice the GF labelling when I'm eating the tasty food, but to GF people it's all-important. It must be frustrating going to restaurants with bland token dishes...so glad you discovered us... More 

felixstowe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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 

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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, Pub
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

Questions & Answers

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