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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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East Harling, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 table and our orders were taken after a few minutes. After that the service did... More 

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Thank Don G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 had when eating out. The food is home cooked, and both the mains and desserts... More 

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Thank jamesc19802017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank anthony c
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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ESSEX
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Stopped on our way to Norwich for a break. Ordered two meals both of which were fantastic. Service was polite and friendly, would gladly recommend this as a place to stop for a refreshment break.

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Thank Trevor A
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

I am a US resident who visits relatives in this part of the UK from time to time and we've made a habit of always having a meal out at the Highwayman because of the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, good service and great choice of food. Over the years I have visited this pub we've always enjoyed the variety of... More 

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Thank fireblade2016
London
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249 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Nice food, but service was a little lacklustre for a saturday night. For a lovely suffolk pub/restaurant, we thought it odd that they had a japanese lager on tap, instead of something of a more local origin, but each to their own. We waited a while before our order was taken. The pies were tasty, and dessert was of a... More 

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Thank Lacey L
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 9. The landlord was very welcoming and was great with the kids. The food and service was excellent and the steak pie was perfect

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Lockerbie
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This restaurant is all you could wish for. The proprietor and his wife make you welcome, are very attentive and prepare and serve the best food around. They obviously enjoy looking after their customers and feeding them exceptional food. Our visit couldn't be faulted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, 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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?