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The Highwayman

Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“duck” (15 reviews)
“steak pie” (3 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited twice in the last 10 days for drinks with a view to maybe having dinner. Contrary to the advertised food times outside the pub the kitchen was closed by 9pm on both weekday visits. Selection of available bar snacks was woefully inadequate. On 2nd...More

Thank Damien L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a table for Christmas Day having eaten at the Highwayman many times. The food was excellent, the staff were both friendly and efficient. We had a very enjoyable and relaxed Christmas lunch and would certainly go there again for Christmas...More

Thank 214holly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first Christmas Day lunch at the Highwayman. Great food, lovely relaxed atmosphere, staff very attentive and helpful. We have eaten here a few times and always had excellent meals and made to feel very welcome.

Thank katiemc851
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked to go here for Xmas day after looking at a few places and we had been herea few times so we thought we would give it a try, the barman was ok but it seemed to me anyway we were on a timer...More

Thank kizzyframes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not been here for three years yet the food was the best we have had! We had excellent starters of goat's cheese, feta cheese and soup, followed by salmon, steak pie and duck. All were very tasty and beautifully presented. They were even able to...More

Thank sandraclaire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will always receive a good reception here and whilst the menus may lack massive choices you will enjoy your fayre. Beers and lagers are Inter-Continental , try the Russian options.

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Really tasty home-made meal and very friendly service. Steak pies were absolutely gorgeous! Would recommend this place to anyone. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed November 14, 2017

The landlord recommended a home made cassoulet avec saucisse de Toulouse and confit ( Coming from this area of France....I could hardly believe my ears: that would be the first time I would sample this dish in the UK ) Well, it was spot on...More

1  Thank aot1000
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Pub on the A140 perhaps we will not try this - We have been saying this for 5yrs!. Now we have been will be coming back. A very deceiving place from the A140, Very clean and tidy place with a lovely garden too. The Service...More

2  Thank upsher25
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We stopped off for lunch at the Highwayman while travelling to our holiday destination. It is a nice clean pub, and the owner and staff are very friendly. We had a lovely home cooked meal in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would...More

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November 19, 2017|
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Response from 506pixie | Reviewed this property |
Not so sure about that, sorry.
May 1, 2017|
Response from Wakeywildcats | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't know
November 9, 2016|
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Response from Anita C | Reviewed this property |
dogs are not allowed inside sadly but they have tables outside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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