Upon arrival, Ray welcomed us like old friends; we were given a glass of wine to enjoy on the terrace whilst watching the wild turkeys wander around the beautiful gardens. This created an excellent first impression and we immediately felt at home. Ray also recommended a great restaurant for dinner that evening (Ithaki) and kindly booked a table for us.
The room was beautifully decorated and furnished in keeping with the period style of the house and the bed was very comfortable.
Breakfast was very good quality indeed. However, when enquiring of the waitress what we were allowed to order as B&B guests, she replied "anything you want". So we assumed we'd be able to have a mixture of dishes (e.g. 1 French toast & 1 pancake) so we ordered half & half portions of a couple of dishes, only to be told, "no, you can't do that!" This made us feel rather foolish and somewhat greedy. The overall service at breakfast was slow and inconsistent with how attentive Ray had been upon arrival. As they are open to the public for breakfast, I suspect they sometimes struggle to cope with the volume of covers, especially at weekends.
Aside from the disappointing and ambiguous episode at breakfast, I would still return to the Ipswich Inn - if only for the warm reception from Ray and Margaret.More
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- Free Parking