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“Excellent lunches” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Shannon Pub

The Shannon Pub
Main Road | Bucklesham, Ipswich IP10 0DR, England
+44 1473 659512
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Ranked #121 of 345 Restaurants in Ipswich
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent lunches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I've visited The Shannon quite a few times in the past year for lunch.
The menu is varied and well priced and the quality is excellent.
I'd highly recommend a visit at lunchtime if you're in the area

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My friend and I went to try their Thursday night schnitzel evening. The staff were really friendly and attentive. The food was great - the only thing I would suggest is that they give the option to have two meats on the same plate, for example, you could have all chicken or half chicken, half pork... The pub itself was lovely although it did smell of bit of bleach in the bar. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic little place out of the limelight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Shannon is situated to be fair in the middle on nowhere, I have been going there about twice a month for the past year. My favourite restaurants in Ipawich are the waterfront and Milsoms at Kesgrave Hall. But I prefer the Shannon because its cheaper with the same great tasting food. Its a quiter atmosphere but I've never had a bad meal or experience, they couldn't do enough for you if you want it recooked or have something substituted. The staff are very polite and the beer always tastes good. It's just a shame it's not busier.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Don't go if you like good customer service!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Went on a team Xmas lunch and asked if one of my teams meals could be cooked more as she is pregnant and the beef was very pinky red in colour. Got a bit of a sarcastic comment by the manageress but said she would get the chef to re-cook it and it came out the same except now on a smaller plate with parsley on top obviously trying to cover as a garnish. When we said it was the same we were told the chef had cooked it more and he couldn't cook it any further?!? Asked to swap for another meal so we were all finishing ours and told it would take 20 mins for the new dish to arrive so i asked for the bill and asked if the dish could be deducted to compensate. Was told the drinks were deducted? Well we had only ordered 1 coke a lime and soda and the rest was water not really the same! Eventually the manageress reluctantly deducted the dish. So advice would be do not go there if your pregnant as the obviously do not know how to cater for this or how to cook steak so it's brown and not pink?????!!!! When we were all paying the manageress sarcastically said and what would you like to pay for? Just no need for this lack of customer service at all.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Wedding Breakfast Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The Shannon provided us with a beautiful wedding breakfast at short notice and an exceptionally good price. The food was clearly all freshly sourced and cooked and prepared perfectly. Our menu was a simple selection of roast beef, lamb or turkey and every plate was reported to be mouthwatering. The chef made a real effort with presentation and the staff served the meal professionally whilst remaining friendly. I really could not fault a single thing which when a large number is being catered for is a rarity. The restaurant is contemporary and comfortable, the rest rooms spotless. I can not thank them enough for helping us with such compassion and highly recommend The Shannon for any celebration you may have in mind.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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