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“Great Real Ale Pub!”
Review of The Angel

The Angel
Ranked #42 of 92 Restaurants in Woodbridge
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Real Ale Pub!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Have been to this pub several times. Lovely typically old style pub. very friendly staff - couldn't do enough for you. Food was excellent - not ready meals or microwave fayre. very reasonable on food prices. The landlady has an amazing collection of gins behind the bar, which she readily gives you all the information on. We tried a few of them, as well as the excellent real ale and cider. If in Woodbridge hunt out this great pub - friendly and inviting.

Visited June 2013
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suffolk
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“best ever meal”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

just visited The Angel Woodbridge for a meal with our Daughter,it was one of the best meals i have ever eaten in a public house,it was more like a restaurant,we had a main and desert ,steak was cooked to perfection,and a lovely desert we will be booking again,thankyou Chris and Sarah.

  • Visited June 2013
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Westerham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great pub food”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Lovely clean pub with pub food a bit different from the norm. Nice , efficient staff and welcoming fire in the winter.

Visited June 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great lunch”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Wonderful lunches. Advertised at £5 we obviously expected something very basic - but the owner appeared with a board showing 5 options,all of which sounded special. 2 of us chose ribs, chipped potatoes and a delightfully dressed fresh mixed green salad. The other chose a lamb hot-pot, which was sweet and succulent with plenty of lamb.
The premises were attractive and spotlessly clean. The owners were welcoming, friendly and most helpful.
Overall, a great experience - and unbelievable value for money. We'll be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Graham H
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don't get it!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Well reviewed and the locals love it but I don't get it. There is only so much traditional, old style, authentic I can enjoy. When it means sticky tables, less than pristine toilets and a glance into the kitchen makes one shudder then I have to cross it off my list. Try it, you may like it, sadly, I don't.

Visited May 2013
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ChrisMapey, Owner at The Angel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
I'm probably as disappointed to receive a review such as yours as you must have been with your visit here to feel compelled to write it...

I can only apologise that you have reported the "sticky tables & less than pristine toilets", as our staff are briefed to clean and polish the tables and check the toilets regularly; the loos are cleaned / inspected at least twice a day by either myself or my wife, and we welcome feedback from our customers if our (recently refurbished) toilets don't meet your expectations; and our tables should be cleaned & polished when they are vacated, apologies if this did not happen on your visit.

You also make a comment that 'a glance into the kitchen makes one shudder' - once again I can only apologise for what you must have seen as we take food hygiene and our responsibilities as restauranteurs very seriously with our kitchen procedures & its cleaning being regularly inspected & checked by the local council EHO department.

Overall, I can only apologise that you feel that you had a sub-standard experience when you visited here, and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit when you return to Woodbridge.
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