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Butt and Oyster

Pin Mill Lane, Pin Mill, Chelmondiston IP9 1JW, England
01473 780764
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Pin Mill
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: English
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of our regular haunts. Let's put to one side the gentrification of the area and the erosion of local water-related businesses - that's a whole blog topic in itself and local politics is not the Butt's fault. It is a beautiful, near idyllic location that's great for just about anyone. Surroundings first: Estuary frontage? Yup. You want... More

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infoking
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the Butt and Oyster on a business trip against my better judgement but my colleague wanted to go. The setting is wonderful and the place is always busy because of it. My previous visit was not a success so no happy memories but I have to say on this occasion it was much improved. The place was... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went back to the Butt & Oyster after many years, the view is just as great, the food is no longer a spit and sawdust fry up. Really good menu, good tasting and realistic prices, service good, gets busy lunchtimes, so good we went back for seconds, even the same dish... A great place to take a special friend.

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This pub is a little off the beaten track but it's well worth finding. Set next to the River Orwell, it offers nice views, good beer and even better food. We shared some crispy squid to start with a spicy Thai dressing which arose the taste buds. To follow, we had the haddock and chips and the Plaice fillets with... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have had a wonderful dinner at the Butt and Oyster in Chelmondiston! We had goats' cheese and parma ham/mozzarella salad as starters and a great choice of fried fish as mains. All really nice and all this enjoying the views of Chelmondiston Marina. Excellent!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having been several times over recent years we expected the customary good service, price and quality. Wrong! Indifferent staff who disappear forever after delivering the meal so no chance of asking for anything, including an extra glass of wine! The fresh mussels in wine with garlic and corn bread, on special, were over-cooked, served with a knife and fork (!)... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A friend of ours invited us to dinner there, driving about 30 mins from Felixstowe. It takes a few mins after Orwell Bridge, then to a really narrow road which certainly now allowing cars from both directions moving. Finally, we arrived the restaurant, the view is so stunning by the carpark. We had a drink and sat outside. The sky... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I last visited here back in 2013, it was mid week and the end of september so well outside the summer season. Great location - almost reminded me of the Helford River in Cornwall. So with high hopes we went in, but in hindsight we wished we hadn't bothered. Considering it was a quiet day (we were... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice spot on the river, however the manager was extremely arrogant and rude. Although it was a nice place i will not be returning due to his terrible attitude. A real shame

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant is just next to the River Orwell. You can sit in the open area, take a drink, mingo with your friends, and enjoy the whole evening. You can have a wide choice of food, all with reasonable price. The quality of food is good also.

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