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The Highwayman

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Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A friendly family welcome is extended to all who visit The Highwayman, a...
A friendly family welcome is extended to all who visit The Highwayman, a grade II listed 17th century timber framed building that has been sympathetically extended. Located on the A140, just a few minutes outside Ipswich, Needham Market and Stowmarket in Suffolk, The Highwayman is easily accessible and an ideal meeting point for all occasions.David & Olga took over the running of The Highwayman restaurant in Ipswich in October 2004 and warmly welcome everyone to sample the honest homecooked food, a good selection and well kept real ales. The main restaurant and galleries provide a traditional and relaxing atmosphere in the which to dine amongst soft lighting that compliments the exposed oak frame of the building.Our food is all about the ingredients which, whenever possible, are locally sourced, seasonal and always freshly prepared. In particular a relaxing Sunday lunchtime at The Highwayman is sure to become a tradition. Tuck into roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
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Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A little disappointed

There were 7 of us, booked for a special Christmas meal. In the past I could not fault the service or food but this time we all felt that they had cut back on the normally excellent food. For a start the whole meal was served on the plate, most unusual for the highwayman! At was not piping hot... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
urenard44
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There were 7 of us, booked for a special Christmas meal. In the past I could not fault the service or food but this time we all felt that they had cut back on the normally excellent food. For a start the whole meal was served on the plate, most unusual for the highwayman! At was not piping hot and... More 

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stowmarket
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Choose the Highwayman pub for a birthday lunch and left feeling slightly disappointed, we were asked to arrive at 12 30pm as there were quite a few bookings for 1pm, but were then left waiting for quite a long time, some people who came in after us were shown to their table before us, we even had a carry our... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife & I have had two Sunday Lunches here recently and on both occasions they have been excellent. The beef has been perfect and the service faultless. Congrats to David & Olga for running such a fine restaurant. We will be back.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Three of us visiting a friend who lives close by to the Highwayman went for lunch. What a wonderful experience. The welcome couldn't have been warmer and the food was excellent. plenty of choice from a light menu to the full works. Not far off the A14 on the A140, so if you are driving that way do go. One... More 

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Suffolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lovely clean restaurant.Pleasant staff and food delicious. Will definitely return for family dinners.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Olga's done it again! Her meals are of such a high standard and David sets the mood by giving everyone a very warm welcome. We don't eat out very often, but wouldn't go anywhere else. We took some family members for Sunday lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal immensely. My husband and I had a traditional roast dinner, which was cooked... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited this on a week's holiday in Little Stoneham. Landlord very friendly and relaxed. Meal portions were exactly right and not the usual overload of food you often get these days. Menu is limited but our party had pretty much every combination available and all were excellent. One of the best meals I have had in ages. And reasonably... More 

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Southminster, Essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Highwayman Hotel and restaurant can be found off the A140, shortly after the start from the A14, travelling from Ipswich, (there is a useful service station at the roundabout) you follow the road towards Diss, but only about 2 mines, leaving the Coddenham turn off on your right you come to the Highwa7man, set back with good parking on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The barman was exceedingly friendly and service in the restaurant was very good. Good menu with plenty of tasty dishes and specials too. We would go back.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A great find, the staff and owners were very friendly and accommodating to me my partner and our 18 month old daughter. The roast we had was excellent, the beef melted in the mouth, and would recommend the Highwayman as a great place for a meal. Will definitely be going back to try the evening menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Creeting St Mary
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 760369

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

A friendly family welcome is extended to all who visit The Highwayman, a grade II listed 17th century timber framed building that has been sympathetically extended. Located on the A140, just a few minutes outside Ipswich, Needham Market and Stowmarket in Suffolk, The Highwayman is easily accessible and an ideal meeting point for all occasions.David & Olga took over the running of The Highwayman restaurant in Ipswich in October 2004 and warmly welcome everyone to sample the honest homecooked food, a good selection and well kept real ales. The main restaurant and galleries provide a traditional and relaxing atmosphere in the which to dine amongst soft lighting that compliments the exposed oak frame of the building.Our food is all about the ingredients which, whenever possible, are locally sourced, seasonal and always freshly prepared. In particular a relaxing Sunday lunchtime at The Highwayman is sure to become a tradition. Tuck into roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

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