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The Brook Inn

) #41 of 359 Restaurants in Ipswich $$ - $$$ , British,
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
+44 1473 730531
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff, had an Excellent meal! Welcoming atmosphere! And the great range of specialist gins was a revelation! Will definitely be telling Friends and family to pay a visit to The Brook!!!

Thank Finn666
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the positive review about the Brook Inn and we're pleased you enjoyed your visit. Do come again soon and drink more of our gin! Ian Evans

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 of us for a Sunday lunch - 2 of whom are coeliac. There was a wonderful selection of gluten free offerings, including a full roast, which is difficult to find. Coeliac Uk accredited, so staff are all fully aware of the importance of keeping...More

2  Thank Adam D
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind and constructive words Adam - yes, we treat GF food very seriously which, of course, can be eaten by coeliacs and non-coeliacs alike. The sticky toffee pudding is naughty...but very nice! Hopefully we'll see you again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Sunday lunch in friendly, relaxed surroundings. Good plain cooking - have exactly what you want. Big bonus is childrens/OAP portions available.

Thank Carol F
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers Carol for the review - do come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our party of seven came for dinner at two thirty and all rated the food excellent, especially our cousin from Spain who is gluten intolerent and was impressed with the choice. The service was just as you would want it, fast enough without pressurising you...More

2  Thank robert h
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Gracias Robert! Pleased you and your cousin enjoyed your trip to the Brook Inn - please do come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We were at the Brook Inn for a family lunch. I had the best gluten free fish and chips I've ever tasted and a choice of GF desserts (which is rare.... normally there's only ice cream!). Lovely roast dinners and the kids had smaller portions...More

2  Thank whiskeymac2016
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Cheers Whiskeymac - reviews are always appreciated, especially the good ones! Please do come again soon, Ian E

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The 12 pre-ordered lunches were served up promptly as we were on a tight schedule. Everyone was very complimentary about their meal and the very good value. Many thanks.

2  Thank John B
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi John and thanks for that 'ringing' endorsement! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 9 June 2017

This was a birthday trip for a relative. The food we chose was absolutely excellent and the service and warmth of the staff was exceptional. The only slight criticism was that the specials menu was a little limited.More

2  Thank John B
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi John and thanks for taking the time to write your review. Pleased to hear the food and staff were good - we now have a new manager at The Brook Inn who is reviewing our food offerings and introducing new choices so please do...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were staying at the nearby Best Western, but didn't fancy eating there. We founf that this pub was within walking distance from the hotel; all the better, that way both of us could have a drink! It took just over 10 minutes to walk...More

2  Thank 19elk55
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi there and thanks for taking the trouble to write this review. Glad to hear the food and service was good and that you plan to return...you'd be most welcome! Thanks again, Ian Evans

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Met here with friends for a drink and also to take part in he monthly quiz. Located a few miles outside of Ipswich it is slightly off the main routes but well worth a visit. The establishment is light and fresh with ample parking and...More

1  Thank Ray P
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi Ray and thanks for the kind words about our community-owned pub. Did you win the quiz?!? They happen every month, usually the second Sunday - but our Facebook page is continually updated with goings-on at the pub. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Went on a Thursday evening at 6pm, place was empty of customers. Ordered off the specials board and had lamb pie, minted peas,new potatoes, cauliflower and carrots, instead of the suet crust nice and firm it had been heated in microwave and came out limp,the...More

1  Thank TC1992
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi TC and thanks for the review - albeit that it detailed your disappointing visit to the Brook. However we prefer to be told when we get it wrong and it seems we did when you came. All I can say is sorry for the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 730531
  • E-mail
Description
Community-owned pub serving British and foreign food, specialising in gluten-free meals. Recently renovated, the free house has an extensive menu, wine and real ales with garden space, free parking and dog-friendly environment. Surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside and accessible to main roads
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