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The Railway

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Westerfield Road, Ipswich IP6 9AA, England
+44 1473 252337
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 19:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a very cold Saturday night, but the pub was full of happy people with a great atmosphere. We were warned there may be a delay due to a large party being ahead of us but this wasn't in fact the case, and our very tasty food arrived in very good time. The crayfish starters were apparently... More 

Thank Fairysparkle2013
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you live in and around the Ipswich area, I would thoroughly recommend giving The Westerfield Railway a try. The food is always to a very high standard, the staff are really friendly and the interior design is one that is very unique to the place. It is timeless. My family and I have been here countless times before, and... More 

Thank teamgoulding
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a colleague visited Saturday before a work do, the staff were lovely and welcoming, perfectly attentive, it was my first time eating here, the food was bang on, broccoli & Stilton soup followed by beef featherblade. I will absolutely be returning, Peter and Sarah have done an amazing job making this pub feel homely and comfortable.

1 Thank Dogg441
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing. Six of us for lunch-of the starters soup was delivered cold & went back to kitchen to be heated in microwave. But the mains were not good at all, the fish pie was exceptionally dry & presented in a bowl with "burnt food" on the outside; the gammon steaks were smothered in the parsley sauce and the chicken... More 

Thank Mary P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eaten here on several occasions, this time for Christmas Day Lunch. I can only rate this 5/5. Service was excellent Food was excellent Atmosphere was excellent I couldn't finish my lunch and neither could anyone else. Fantastic day, loved it and reasonably priced

Thank Linda P
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for Christmas Day lunch. Lovely starter, and warm bread rolls. Could not fault the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Unfortunately, the roast was average I had doughy Yorkshire and although portions were large it was nothing special and turkey had no flavour other than being sprinkled with sage. Pigs in blankets were nice.. The puds were worse. £60 ahead... More 

Thank Nic K
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boxing Day lunch. Original booking in the autumn....subsequent phone call and a confirmation visit requested a 2 o'clock sitting and on each occasion we were told that this would be no problem. Upon arrival we were told that there would be a slight delay for the table which no problem. At 2:40 we were still not seated. The attitude from... More 

Thank dip p
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely, friendly, warm atmosphere in which to enjoy great food. Good menu with plenty of specials available. Highly recommend

Thank owenlovesseray
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having rediscovered The Westerfield Railway we found a very pleasant, homely restaurant with friendly staff. The menu is varied, good Gluten Free options and always tasty.

Thank Anne D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Chose Sunday Roast for 4 of us and sat down at 2pm. Food was luke warm, very small portions of vegetable (eg 2 small florets of calabrese, 3 small potatoes), portion of gravy very small, Yorkshire puddings were burnt and returned, second lot were rubbery.. Its not cheap so you do expect better. On the plus side the waitress was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westerfield Road, Ipswich IP6 9AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 252337

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?