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The Highwayman

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Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here to break a journey to Norfolk, it was lunch time so gave it a try. Super selection of food menus and David so welcoming to the hungry traveller. We requested no chips as prefer light meals whilst travelling, Olga so thoughtful she came to see if we would like other things instead. Soup was great and once we... More 

Thank jamilla A
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the highwayman from Coddenham as we had heard that it was a place to visit. We were not disappointed. David & Olga were very welcoming. And David showed us what we could have from the menu. There was a good selection to choose from using locally sourced produce. The meal arrived promptly. I had the burger which... More 

Thank Paul R
Cambridge UK
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for lunch and were more than happy. David was very welcoming and the pub had a good atmosphere. We were served drinks in the bar area whilst choosing from the menu and then ate in the lovely dining room. We both decided to try the Borscht as Olga, the chef, is Ukranian - it was terrific. Mains were sea... More 

Thank ANGELharvey
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely rustic pub with excellent friendly service, Great choice of courses, something for everyone. Portion sizes were very good and food was fresh and nicely presented.

Thank Shazzarush
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

this is a top class pub/restaurant mine host david is a complete pleasure to meet even if is is a scouse ha the menu is very extensive to suit all tastes the food we orderd was of superb qauility looked and tasted excellent thanks to chef olga nothing seemed to be any trouble for david-olga and their waiting staff if... More 

Thank tonyradford23
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This pub has the correct name. We visited in June and as we arrived a guest was querying the bill but I didn't give this any thought at the time. When we asked for the bill we were overcharged by £17 !! Luckily I noticed and queried the bill ... We will not be going back to this pub. Food... More 

Thank Anne S
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Stopped here by accident whilst biking wround, but pleasantly surprised as the Highwayman is a very nice pub/restaurant! Owner David was immensely friendly, the food was excellent and lots of variation, lovely garden to enjoy the sun away from the roads, very welcoming inside too. I will definitely be going again when we pass through next time!

Thank hend0g
Norwich, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We, finally, visited for lunch having driven past hundreds of times. The rear extention is impressive (particularly internally) but we were disappointed with the food. There was nothing wrong with it but the starters lacked some seasoning and the veg served with the "mains" was sparse - just one small new potato each. Overall we concluded that the Highwayman was... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

First time visit to The Highwayman following some research on Trip Advisor. Could not have been made more welcome by David and Olga (especially David who loved my 1974 MGB!!). Upon arrival we were offered drinks and invited to sit in the bar area whilst perusing the food menu. Ordered from the bar and were led through to the dining... More 

Thank Gavin H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at The Highwayman on the way to Stonham Barns. What a charming place, the staff were lovely and great with the kids & the food was fab. I hope it's not TMI but the ladies loos were the cleanest I've seen in a pub. We are from out the area but if we visited again we would definately... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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
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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