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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
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We have been coming here for a few years now and always bring friends who love it as much as we do. It's always a special event. David and Olga and their staff are so friendly it's like visiting good friends. The food is always good, fresh, tasty and well cooked and the building has a nice homely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Ipswich
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Ipswich
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have been coming here for a few years now and always bring friends who love it as much as we do. It's always a special event. David and Olga and their staff are so friendly it's like visiting good friends. The food is always good, fresh, tasty and well cooked and the building has a nice homely feel. I'd... More 

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Brightlingsea, England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Regrettably I only get to visit this place when I'm on holiday as I live just too far away for regular visits. Each visit has been blessed with great food, a warm welcome and beautiful surroundings. I can thoroughly recommend this pub restaurant and only wish I lived nearer.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Really nice place, great home cooked, locally sourced food, friendly & helpful staff! Restaurant could do with a de-clutter, but very pleasant place!

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Diss, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Delicious roast beef, freshly prepared vegetables and Yorkshire pudding - a lovely traditional Sunday lunch. Followed by sticky toffee pudding. Pleasant, efficient staff and a good atmosphere. A relaxing Sunday lunch

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This restaurant is a little off of our route but have to go there to get a great meal to start our holiday. We have got to know the staff as they are so friendly remembering us every time. We also know that they will have good food to choose from and that they do not disappoint.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very friendly welcome and tasty Roast Beef dinner. However, as I sat eating my meal I noticed how dusty and dated the upper restaurant area was. Such a shame because the food was good.I wouldn't recommend to friends until they give the place a good spring clean.

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Paris, France
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stopped by chance, on our way from Folkestone to Great Yarmouth. We were warmly greeted by the host, David Parry, who took the time to describe the various cask ales he had on tap. The service and David's enthusiasm for his business was outstanding. My wife and I ordered Steak and Mushroom Pie, which David said would take about 25... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Excellent freshly cooked food - worth waiting for. Excellent customer service. Perfect setting. Can be a bit noisy early evening though.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mine host very welcoming - we all opted for the Ukrainian chicken dish, which was well cooked and in generous portion, but vegetables were a little meagre considering the cost. Meat appears to be locally sourced. Pleasant to watch the birds at the garden feeder through the window. Mine host and the lady chef both very friendly and welcoming. Ample... More 

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Creeting St Mary, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Address: Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
Phone Number: +44 1449 760369
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Creeting St Mary
Cuisine: British, Continental

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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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