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The Brook Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
+44 1473 730531
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
“spotted dick” (2 reviews)
“puds” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal here on Thursday evening, steak was nice and tender and cooked well, the onion rings are some of the best I have had, kids had the fish and chips which they loved. Plenty of beer to choose from. Puddings were also...More

Thank brendanmK7662YD
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers Brenda - thanks for taking time out to write a review...and see you soon! Ian Evans

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

If you want pub food cooked well and good service you cannot go wrong with this place. Had a nice meal tonight it was quiet but it's a Monday night. Well decorated and very clean place to eat or drink

Thank Paul H
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Cheers Paul and thanks for the review. Do come again soon ;) Ian Evans

Reviewed May 1, 2018

Eight of our family met for lunch on Sunday three of them needing gluten free food. As before when we have visited the food was excellent, good value for money and served quickly. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Patricia L
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Cheers Patricia - chuffed you enjoyed another visit to The Brook...do come again soon. Ian Evans

Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Really good gluten free food, lots and lots of choices. Well cooked food and friendly staff. Will be going again

Thank lbert234
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hi there - thanks for the positive words and we're chuffed you enjoyed your visit to the Brook Inn. Do come again soon, Ian E

Reviewed February 19, 2018

I feel it’s my obligation to others coeliacs to write this review. I trusted this pub to eat out as they are advertised with coeliac accreditation. After explaining I was a coeliac and could not have any cross contamination, I was assured by the manager,...More

1  Thank tess425
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hello Tess My name is Ian Evans and I am a director at our community-owned pub. Firstly we'd like to apologise for what happened and that you were unwell after being 'gluttened' at our pub. I can assure you that we fully appreciate the fallout...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Booked at the last minute. The atmosphere was good and all the staff were very friendly. We had the steak, fish and chips, fish cakes and trout. All delicious. Very generous portions.

Thank GillyFlower
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our community-owned pub - do come again soon, Cheers Ian Evans

Reviewed February 7, 2018

Visited early evening. Friendly chatty bar lady. Food okay, bit overpriced. Lovely old building. Well set up restaurant. Lots going for them, wish them luck.

Thank Julie B
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Thanks Julie - do come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed January 24, 2018

lovely warm pub, surprisingly busy with lunch customers. The range of gluten free items on the menu was outstanding, both main courses and puds. The gluten free fish n chips were superb, and so was the gluten free apple and blackberry crumble with custard.

Thank Sally C
Ian E, other at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Hi Sally and thanks for the review. Apple and blackberry crumble with custard on a cold day...naughty but very nice! Come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Fairly quiet on a midweek evening. Friendly and helpful service from bar staff and waiting staff. Good food. Small but good menu. Excellent quality food and very good portions. Limited selection of draught ales. Great experience, would recommend and would definitely visit again, lunch or...More

Thank Gary K
Ian E, other at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Cheers Gary - thanks for the review, do come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed November 8, 2017

Whitebait - and gluten free!! Followed by a sweet potato and beetroot burger with chips! Gluten free! And the other half had the prawns followed by fish and chips - all gluten free. But the piece de resistance was the sticky toffee pudding (Gluten free!)...More

Thank DorothySharp
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thanks for the review Dorothy and we are chuffed you enjoyed your visit to the Brook Inn. Judging from your words...we'll see you soon! Cheers Ian Evans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $19
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 730531
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Description
Community-owned pub serving British and foreign food, specialising in gluten-free meals. Recently renovated, the free house has an extensive menu, wine and real ales with garden space, free parking and dog-friendly environment. Surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside and accessible to main roads
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