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The Highwayman

Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental, British
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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English first
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stopped by on our way back from a hospital visit in London in need of a meal and were tempted by the home made soup and the duck starter.. this was followed by Ham egg and chips; which was also delicious.. We should have stopped at two courses but were swayed by the unusual desert, Russian celebration cake and Eton... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Popped in without booking, quite late on a Sunday lunchtime (i.e about 14:00). Would't have been at all surprised to be turned away. In fact nothing was too much trouble, the landlord was very welcoming and helpful. Particularly enjoyed the fact that he offered me a taster when I ordered an unusual beer on the basis he didn't want me... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We decided to have Easter Sunday lunch here and we weren't disappointed. The owners and their staff were very friendly and welcoming, the food superb, my husband had the steak and I had the duck, both cooked beautifully and delicious, although full I did manage a dessert!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a very pleasant Sunday lunch today - I recommend the steak and kidney pie which was homemade, flavoursome, well cooked and LARGE! We rounded off our meal with a good pot of coffee, then left our car in the car park and followed our map for a circular walk to Coddenham and back which was five miles, one... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Would just like to say what a fantastic time my friend and I had at this beautiful pub. Drove back from Ascot and stopped for lunch. The staff are genuinely lovely people and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the cheese board. Very friendly beautiful pub. Will definitely be going back and spreading the word Shelby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Excellent beer, excellent food, excellent service and excellent value. Spotlessly clean, friendly atmosphere, easy parking. Faultless

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Colchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited this restaurant on Saturday (21st June, 2014) around 7.00pm and had a lovely evening. There are various special boards and a main menu which offers a good range of mostly local food. (For e.g, Orford seafood, Gresingham duck and Alder Carr farm ice cream) We had a rib eye steak and the duck which was lovely. Service was great... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We recently visited the Highwayman for our anniversary dinner. We were met by David who was extremely helpful and polite. We were made to feel welcome and seated with drinks before being taken to our table. The staff were very nice, helpful and efficient. The food was really tasty and we both enjoyed our meals very much. My pie had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We booked this lovely restaurant for my husbands 50th birthday. There was myself, my husband and our three daughters aged 13, 18 and 20 years old. David and Olga Parry are the most friendly and accomodating couple. We hadn't been to The Highwayman for many years and decided to see what the food and restaurant was like now. 4 other... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The highwayman is well worth a visit. It was via trip advisor that we decided to go. It took about 10 mins by car from stowmarket and was very easy to find (just off A140). Upon arrival we were welcomed warmly, offered seats in the bar area and given drinks promptly. The menu, whilst not the one on the web... More

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