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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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Special occasions

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  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
A lovely evening at The Highwayman

We've been here a few times for dinner and always had a really excellent meal and been made to feel very welcome by the friendly landlord and staff. The food is of a very high standard using locally sourced products which is important. Olga the chef is first rate and David is attentive and fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
jane a
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Creeting St Mary, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Creeting St Mary, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We've been here a few times for dinner and always had a really excellent meal and been made to feel very welcome by the friendly landlord and staff. The food is of a very high standard using locally sourced products which is important. Olga the chef is first rate and David is attentive and fun. Waitressing staff also very good.... More 

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chelsmford essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The first time I went to the high way man,at Christmas with my husband and my cousin and her husband, we had a beautiful meal, so we could not wait to return and was so disappointed , food wasn't as good, and not a lot of choice, we won't be returning.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was very good if a little overpriced. Second time I've been here and second time landlord has made me feel small though, must be my face.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant last night as our original destination was closed due to road works. The interior was very nice a barn type conversion and the food was good but not in a quantity i would expect for the prices. I had the chicken in a mushroom sauce which was cooked well not dry like chicken can be.... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
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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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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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: British, Continental

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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