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The Railway Inn

Westerfield Road, Ipswich IP6 9AA England
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#7 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Ipswich
Located just 2 miles north of Ipswich town centre and adjacent to Westerfield train station. Our rooms are equipped with smart televisions, toiletries, towels, fans, ironing boards, hairdryers and coffee/tea making facilities. We have a daily maid service. In the reception area you will find all you need from a charger for your phone, hair straighteners, iron, toothbrush, books to children's games
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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caz186389 wrote a review Aug 2021
Paterna de Rivera, Spain57 contributions35 helpful votes
We chose The Inn as it is the closest place to stay to visit my son and his family After booking I was worried we might hear the trains as it is close to the railway but we were pleasantly surprised. Our room was very quiet with quirky decor. I liked that we were able to get our own breakfast with cereals, juices, yoghurts etc on the landing and tea/coffee making in the room. The family joined us in the evening for a very good meal reasonably priced. Will definitely stay here when we come again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Louise Healey wrote a review Aug 2020
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I very rarely write reviews for Trip advisor but I couldn’t not for The Railway Inn in Westerfield. What a lovely stay we had. We booked last minute after it being recommended by another bnb as we’re trying to find a place where our dog could stay with us, all the staff there, particularly Sarah, couldn’t have been more welcoming. The room was gorgeous, big comfy bed, great shower, everything spotless. Nice touch of yogurt, bananas, water and cereals in the communal fridge outside. Own entrance to rooms for past pub hours. Great little garden outside for the the dog and to sit in to enjoy a drink. Beautiful fields with wildflowers and gorgeous views with walking paths 2 minutes away where we went for our Sunday morning walk. The photos don’t do the rooms justice. We loved it here and would highly recommend it :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
belly94 wrote a review Jan 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom73 contributions33 helpful votes
Decided to come here again for Birthdays as the food is fantastic. I did have to wait for my starter after everyone else had there’s. I had to remind the waitress however to her credit apologised and took it off the bill. (Thai Fish Cakes that were lovely) Mains were excellent all round, good large portions. The main thing we were disappointed with was the service. It was very slow (not sure if short staffed). Had to remind waitress about a drinks order and ordering desserts. We would be happy to come again however likely to come back midweek rather than the weekend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linda P wrote a review Dec 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom321 contributions177 helpful votes
We had lunch here last year and I couldnt fault it. This year it was £15 per person more expensive. Our table had been moved from the centre of the restaurant to near the door, so we were further out on a limb which we didnt appreciate, especially as I paid and booked this in August and knew where we were sitting. All tables were booked in from 12 -12.30 which meant service was slower (which ok we were not in a rush) but this year it just didnt flow or go well. Our food was ok, but not as good as last year. Veg over cooked, my veggie nut roast wasnt as good. For some reason this year it wasnt right.. I was disappointed. Nothing major wrong but there again nothing right.Was sadly over price and didnt live up to last years. Lovely staff we go here quite often, I maybe out voted for 2020, but I dont think so. It defo wasnt worth the extra £90 that we paid.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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David B wrote a review Nov 2019
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom91 contributions51 helpful votes
Staff were very attentive food good but not great. We had the pate and it was bland. Also the roast dinner and the crackling was like cardboard but the rest of the meals were very good. I would advise to book at busy periods .
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$85 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkIpswich
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Railway Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Railway Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ipswich Escape Rooms (3.2 km), Ipswich Transport Museum (4.9 km), and New Wolsey Theatre (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Railway Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Railway Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Railway Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Railway Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Fish Platter, Takayama, and Maharani.
Are pets allowed at The Railway Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Railway Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Peter's by the Waterfront (3.1 km), Pykenham's Gatehouse (2.5 km), and Jean Ingelow House and Archway (2.8 km).