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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Excellent!

We dined here recently. The service was exceptional. There was a good choice of food with specials on the blackboard also. Halfway through the meal the chef came out to welcome us and discuss the ingredients and the whole food experience. This personal touch really made a difference. We thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Sue W
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We dined here recently. The service was exceptional. There was a good choice of food with specials on the blackboard also. Halfway through the meal the chef came out to welcome us and discuss the ingredients and the whole food experience. This personal touch really made a difference. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Well done, we will be back!

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

Hi Sue and thanks for the kind words in your review - come again soon, Ian Evans More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wow wow wow. I was lucky enough to eat here with my family for my 25th this year. (I'd been meaning to try it for ages, hearing it's allegedly fab for gluten free and all!) Now, I can finally understand what all the hype is about. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free and the selection on that menu... More 

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

Hi Roxy - wow, wow, wow indeed. Not much more I can add to your review which will be greatly appreciated by all those who work at the Brook Inn. All you have to do is come back as regularly as possible to enjoy our ever-changing menu. Thanks again for taking the trouble to write a review and hopefully see... More 

Ipswich Suffolk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent fish night last week. I had the swordfish steak with chilli risotto which was perfectly cooked with the risotto having just the right amout of chilli to give bite. Great choice of fish dishes available. Delightful staff and excellent service as usual. The restaurant was buzzing and now looking forward to the Hawaiian Night next month.

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

Hi Denise and thanks very much for your kind review. All the staff put a lot of effort in to make every customer's visit a treat - and it sounds like they hit the spot on your visit. Do come again soon and look forward to seeing your Hawaiian dress for this month's Hawaiian Night! Ian Evans More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nine of us enjoyed the Fish Night last evening, the variety of Fish dishes was excellent. Good attentive service and the Pub was full and buzzing.

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

Thanks for taking the trouble of writing a review - do come again soon Mr Burl, Ian Evans More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were made to feel very welcome and nothing seems to be too much trouble if you are needing reassurance if like me, you don't eat out often due to the worry of the establishment not quite getting the cross contamination right, then give this place a try as I have eaten here several times in the past and I've... More 

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

Thanks Tricia - we pride ourselves on our extensive GF menu and the expertise of our kitchen when dealing with GF food. Do come again soon and bring some friends! Ian Evans More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful gluten free food would eat there again and again. Easy to get to friendly people and great food

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

Thanks for the kind words and please do come again soon, Ian Evans More 

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167 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My mum is a coeliac and she always opts to go here for meals as we've never had a problem with this restaurant. There are so many gluten free meals that she can have and there is no fuss from the staff like other restaurants. I would highly recommend booking in advance as the place is often booked up. It... More 

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

Thanks for visiting the Brook Inn and writing on Trip Advisor. You can keep up to date with goings-on at the pub via our active Facebook page, cheers Ian More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

!st time of eating at The Brook since the village bought the premises. A warm welcome was experienced by the Friendly staff. My wife had the gluten free meatballs and really enjoyed them. I had the 1/2 of chicken which was cooked perfect (well done chef) Although they wasnt that busy this Saturday evening , They must have been, as... More 

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

Hi Terry - thanks for taking the time to write a review, please do come again soon. Ian More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A brilliant night with friends in the ever welcoming Brook Inn. Great food, great staff & brilliant service .. nothing is too much trouble for them.

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

Hi Chris - glad you enjoyed your visit to the Brook again...comments always appreciated, Ian More 

Manningtree, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for lunch for the first time today as we recently discovered they cater for gluten free and we had a fantastic meal. Plenty of choice of gf and non gf dishes and with 6 gf desserts to choose from I was in my element!! Reasonably priced, very pleasant staff and our food was swiftly served which all added... More 

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

Hi Shazza - thanks for coming along to the Brook Inn and taking the time to write a review. Do come again soon, Ian 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

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