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The Railway

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Westerfield Road, Ipswich IP6 9AA, England
+44 1473 252337
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12:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 19:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food, good service. Hope Scuzz's song gave you some good ideas! Had a nice evening and will be back!

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Thank louise k
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been visiting nearby and this place had been mentioned so we stopped for lunch. Friendly efficient staff, nice clientele and best of all, the amazing pub cat whose satisfied disinterest made my day!

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Thank John G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for lunch after reading some recent TA reviews. At first we thought it was closed as there didn't appear to be any lights on but I think it was because we were the first diners that lunchtime! Pub has an olde pub feel to it, which we also weren't initially sure of. However, the waitress was friendly... More 

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Thank SFM1959
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, relaxing pub and restaurant. Obviously popular as very busy for midweek lunch. Reasonably priced food in a pleasant atmosphere. What more could you want?

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Thank Michael N
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a popular pub and many people obviously love this place. The people are friendly and it's a pleasant place to visit, but I don't think I'd return for Sunday lunch. The roast chicken looked and tasted like a pre-formed chicken 'log' with stuffing inside, it wasn't good. The potatoes were alright (but not crispy) as was the yorkshire pudding... More 

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Thank loopy101
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we visit my parents in Ipswich, we always make it a point to have a welcome and farewell drink at "The Railway". This time, we decided to have lunch instead. My email reservation for a table for four at 1 p.m. the next day was confirmed in no time. We were given a very private table. The service... More 

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Thank O6071ZHmariam
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch with a few family members. We all had roast dinners which were very nice and filling they were a bit short of veg. Yorkshire puddings also come out seperately which we found strange. The childs portion was not much different in size to the adults. Dessert was also very nice but had to wait for 30... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a busy Friday night. Great atmosphere - always buzzing. Lovely food and attentive service. Very reasonable too.

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Thank Louise E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Earlier this year I attended a reunion with my brother and as you will see from his review we were really impressed. I made a further visit recently when my only mistake was to watch the Tractor Boys at Portman Road. Once again the reception was friendly the room really comfortable with extras such as crisps biscuits water tea coffee... More 

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Thank Mike B
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited the Railway today for a Sunday Roast, we have booked in advance and were shown to our table quickly, ordered 1st course and drinks which were served with in 10 mins. The Roast was one the best I have eaten in a long time and we both enjoyed everything on the plate. The table was cleared once we... More 

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Thank Keith P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 19:00
Thursday
12:00 - 19:00
Friday
12:00 - 19:00
Saturday
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?