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The Highwayman

Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“duck” (15 reviews)
“smoked fish” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in at the Highwayman on Friday on our way to w/e break destination. Welcomed by David, very professional and friendly. Sat in very comfortable area for drinks whilst waiting for our table. Soon shown to our table and were soon enjoying wonderful meal.

Thank Commissioner2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from here after having one of the best meals I have had in a long time. We didn't book, we were welcomed and served drinks. Know I have been I would advise you book as it gets quite busy. We were not rushed...More

Thank Bsrampling
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Had a great meal, very well organised for ten people. I had quite a few emails back and forwards to arrange this and the owners were very helpful, even putting up a banner for me and decorating my husband's plate with a happy birthday message.

Thank mdexterlilly
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time on a Thursday evening with friends although I often pass this place travelling along the A140. Nice decor and friendly welcome from the staff upon arrival and an opportunity to study the menu and specials whilst enjoying a drink in...More

Thank Flying_Demon
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Great food very welcoming staff. Food very thoughtful and flavoursome without pretentious undertones. Good bar with an eye to quality foregoing cliched or standard beer for a fantastic Japanese lager. Owners commended.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Sunday family lunch, plenty of choice and an excellent venue, service a bit slow between courses so leave plenty of time. Well recommended.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We were a party of 8 booked in for when the pub opened. We were served drinks and given menus to read on arrival. Not an extensive choice but all good quality, so it was difficult to make a choice. We were shown to our...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Visited the restaurant last Friday night as the wife and I were on a weekend away in Suffolk. We chose this restaurant as it was located close to where we were staying. I must say the meal we had were probably the best we've ever...More

Thank jamesc19802017
Reviewed December 27, 2016

booked in for full christmas dinner superb food great beer and service as always we call in on a fairly regular basis and this place never dissapoints

Thank anthony c
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Went for an evening meal, pleasantly surprised by both the pub itself and also the food and drink on offer. Landlord was really helpful and accommodating and couldn't have made us more welcome. Would definitely eat there again asap !

Thank nk2016593
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Do you have a gluten free menu?
May 1, 2017|
Response from Wakeywildcats | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't know
Do you have a bar that is dog friendly?
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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
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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.