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The Froize Freehouse Restaurant

Orford Road | Chillesford, Woodbridge IP12 3PU, England
+44 1394 450282
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“venison pie” (10 reviews)
“pork” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Orford Road | Chillesford, Woodbridge IP12 3PU, England
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Reviewed August 1, 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time today. Its a little bit pricey but the food is worth it. Shared the seafood platter starter which was delicious (and the cheese straws are to die for !) Main course is 'buffet' style so you can have...More

1  Thank Hazel C
Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant (I use the term loosely) I had the venison pie. The crust on the pie was overcooked and the venison itself was dry despite being swamped by gravy. The potatoes was too crispy. Overall not worth driving for 1 hour...More

2  Thank PennyfeatherSeb
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

My parents live in Aldeburgh so as a regular visitor to the area I've done pretty much all the pub lunches in the area. The Froize is a cut above. Delicious food, excellent staff, and the owner is charm personified. We had 5 adults and...More

1  Thank Fred B
Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had high expectations of this gastropub but was disappointed by a Sunday lunchtime there. The display of the food reminded me of a motorway service station and in the case of my "honey roast" lamb shank the analogy contiued. It was dry and overcooked...More

2  Thank Yakimov
Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our second visit to this superb place and this time we took our 89 year old in laws for a birthday meal. We were a little nervous as to If the self service veg and no menu style may be suitable for them...More

1  Thank Antony S
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely love this place, it's everything a first rate cavery should be and more! Amazing, friendly hosts/cooks, delicious, local food. When looking for a high quality family lunch, look no further!

1  Thank NH9
Reviewed June 27, 2015

Felt that I knew David straight away with his warm welcome, He cooked for his customers the night I visited although he was cooking for his own family.This place is so wrong in naming it a carvery , Its Bristish [Suffolk] food cooked the way...More

1  Thank hendrygreen
Reviewed June 14, 2015

You cannot call what the The Froize offers a "carvery" because it is so much more than that - it's a Chefs Table with wonderful food and a very enthusiastic chef / proprietor serving up! My wife and I are in Suffolk for a week...More

1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed June 11, 2015

This owner/chef epitomises the very best of scrumptious food. All local first quality produce superbly prepared & presented servery style, I guarantee your choice will be the most difficult decision of the day.A wonderful array of real pies, game, much of it shot by David...More

2  Thank Barrie J
Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have been to The Froize to eat on many occasions over the last decade and never ever have I been anything other than delighted whether it has been in a party or the two of us. David is passionate about great food and it...More

1  Thank teresastubbs
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June 1, 2015|
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Response from Froizeland | Property representative |
Good evening...The simple answer to your question is this...The Froize is a small, country restaurant...my country restaurant...and as I get older I don't go as fast as I did...so to keep my enthusiasm for what we do, I open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orford Road | Chillesford, Woodbridge IP12 3PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 450282
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David Grimwood's delightful Free-house Restaurant, serving delicious rustic food in a rather charming, slightly old fashioned way!
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