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The Highwayman

Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (15 reviews)
“smoked fish” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a place for lunch and stumbled upon The Highwayman on our way to Norfolk. We were just coming to the end of the lunch service, so we weren't sure if we would be able to eat, but the owner was incredibly...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The management were very polite and friendly and the staff were very efficient. The food was really lovely - we also wen there again last week on our way back from Norwich it was a hot day but nothing was to much trouble for the...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a hectic morning viewing Essex University we decided to stop at the Highwayman on the way home. What a little gem hidden away, the setting was beautiful and the garden was in full bloom. The welcome we received was excellent, the menu was explained...More

Thank helensV4047KI
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Made extremely welcome, excellent food & service, wish we had a Pub like this in Bristol. Highly recommended.

Thank shirley p
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at The Highwayman on our way home from a trip out without a booking. We were immediately welcomed and served. We were fairly late so were keen to get ordered quickly which we did: three chef's pies of the day (steak, Guinness and...More

Thank Bekerahhh
Reviewed May 15, 2017

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 April 22, 2017

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
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Response from Wakeywildcats | Reviewed this property |
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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.
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