We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Oyster Reach Beefeater

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bourne Hill | Wherstead, Ipswich IP2 8ND, England
+44 1473 692372
07:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 350: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a beautiful roast and a mixed grill. Deserts were to die for. Very clean and service was excellent with staff very polite

Thank Teresa B
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having booked a table as we assumed on a Saturday lunch this would be busy, we were so wrong which speaks volumes! We were not greeted by anyone at all, so decided to just get a table. There was already someone at the bar waiting to be served, he had been there 5 mins unattended. I had to go &... More 

Thank Becky C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here a few times now with work and as a single traveller. Great that you can get a table in the bar and able to order food before someone takes your table 😊 Staff very helpful and a tasty steak each time I have eaten here. Also well kept beer. Building and decoration ready for a little TLC but... More 

Thank Zackmiester
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked table in advance so seated fairly quickly. Part we were in not very inviting, could do with some sort of curtains or drapes on the large window. Had to wait a while for the food but it was all very tasty so that was good, can recommend the mixed grill !

Thank Cumbriancaff
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife booked us in at the oyster reach ipswich for late afternoon. The welcome was very good, We had mushroom starter, and chicken and ribs and steak, also apple crumble all of witch was excellent . The Restaurant inside was very clean and tidy toilets where also clean tidy Would highly recommend it, In all very very good.

Thank paul b
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Should have known better but tried this place again. Had lousy service on previous occasions but everywhere else fully booked, kids restless and we were hungry. Asked for kids menus, sat down relieved we'd found somewhere. Went up to the bar and ordered. "Not doin no more bar food." No "I'm sorry". I asked why we'd been given menus and... More 

Thank Mark E
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really disappointing lunchtime visit. Cloudy, lacklustre beer. Can't comment on the food as the kitchen had closed when we arrived for lunch at 1:20pm. Run-down and very shabby inside and out.

Thank nantucketmoon
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When our meal eventually arrived 45mins in we thought we had a child's portion 8 chips some of them burnt a dollop of slaw and a double burger for £13.00, it used to be ok but not having been in a long time we certainly noticed how downhill it had become. Many other people were complaining about the time they... More 

Thank Julie S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hard to know where to start. Dont waste your money. There are loads of better places. Busy lunchtime during half term. One person taking orders and serving drinks. No queuing system at bar. I had the temerity to mention that people were being served out of turn and was rewarded with a stare to kill. No main course salads available.... More 

1 Thank barbarapratt13
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I travel with work and stay at Premier Inns which normally have a Beefeater or similar attached, most are of a decent standard with good customer service. Tonight I've had one of the poorest overall experiences and from my observations not just me, just a few of the issues; Really poor condition of the bar and tables around Fairly long... More 

1 Thank Steve O

Travellers who viewed Oyster Reach Beefeater also viewed


Been to Oyster Reach Beefeater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bourne Hill | Wherstead, Ipswich IP2 8ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 692372

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Oyster Reach Beefeater and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Oyster Reach Beefeater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?