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Pin Mill Lane, Pin Mill, Chelmondiston IP9 1JW, England
01473 780764
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 24
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely location and generous portions!

We visited this place with friends and had a lovely time. It is in a beautiful spot and the meal sizes are generous. The place was quite busy for a midweek lunch so would recommend a booking to avoid disappointment of not getting a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Janice B
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this place with friends and had a lovely time. It is in a beautiful spot and the meal sizes are generous. The place was quite busy for a midweek lunch so would recommend a booking to avoid disappointment of not getting a table.

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stunning location Looking out over the Orwell. A great menu with Lobster bisque on the startersA lovely barge with furled sails visible through th window And four or five lovely young ladies serving well and with good knowledge of different ales and food Would visit again

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have been to the Butt and Oyster a number of times. The service is consistently friendly and efficient, the food well-presented and tastes delicious. I would highly recommend the whitebait for starters, apart from tasting amazing; the portions are generous as well. The location and scenery is beautiful if you have the opportunity to eat outside or have a... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Such a lot of atmosphere and good food too. We had lunches and a dinner here. The sea food is spot on and good value. The vegi option was imaginative and looked beautiful-a lot on the plate! You have to be a hungry vegi!!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Step back in time and enjoy the charm of this lovely pub in tranquil setting. Indoor or outdoor eating overlooking the sea. Food was excellent and good quick service without any rushed atmosphere. Perfect for any occasion. Friendly and welcoming staff made this dining experience a joy. Casual or smart you just feel at home. Good choice of food and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Such great food overlooking the beautiful river Orwell and its boats. Service was incredible and the food was fresh with great portion size

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Ipswich, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Butt & Oyster has been a haunt of ours for many years, but we were very disappointed on our latest visit. Trying to be trendy, it fails on doing good food. Whitebait is now served in a white enamel mug - result is that halfway down the mug it is soft and soggy instead of remaining crisp and crunchy. A... More 

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Ashford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ate here twice during our stay locally. Food delicious and plentiful. Large range of choices on the menu. Sharing platters easily feed more than two. Service good. Quirky building.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Butt and Oyster is located on the river Orwell near Ipswich. The pub is about 500 years old and has much charm and character. There is a good selection of food which is all home cooked from fresh and is very tasty. Decent prices. There is hot food and great sandwiches to choose from and are plentiful. There are... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Top quality Suffolk ales and ciders from the Adnams and Aspalls breweries make this a great place to close off a happy day. A great menu catering for all tastes. I had a pork and apple burger and my companion scallops with chorizo and both were delicious. Plenty of parking, even the public car park, just a few metres up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pin Mill Lane, Pin Mill, Chelmondiston IP9 1JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Chelmondiston  >  Pin Mill
  • Phone Number: 01473 780764

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

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