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The Froize Freehouse Restaurant

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Orford Road | Chillesford, Woodbridge IP12 3PU, England
+44 1394 450282
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us had a Christmas meal at the Froiize last Friday and were very disappointed with the main course. how can you possibly have a Christmas roast with no roast potatoes, not even any new ones, just those over cooked hard little cubes which now seems to be the norm. David used to cook lovely roast potatoes, sadly they... More 

Thank John K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of going with my Dad and stepmum. Very friendly greeting from everyone. 1 complaint, the Adnams was off. The food was excellent, I had Duck my wife and stepmum Pork. Veg was all nice but obviously hard to keep hot. Lovely red cabbage and stuffing. We always love going there.

Thank Stephen Q
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Just returned home after having an excellent lunch at The Froize the food was first class and the staff all very friendly would highly recommend we will definitely return...... Ann & David Keeble -Ipswich

1 Thank Iken
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

From the moment you park the car the experience begins. Beautiful setting and a friendly welcome awaits. The food is sumptuous and served by David himself. There is so much to choose from but the devilled kidneys are an absolute must. Our party enjoyed every mouthful and spoke highly of the atmosphere and service. Thank you everyone who looked after... More 

1 Thank PaulCIPswich
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had a fantastic meal at the Froize yesterday. Missing out on starters we went straight to the main course, which was offered in a buffet style. Heaps of veg and potatoes were available too. Excellent quality food

1 Thank Neville382
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime, Staff were very good but the food let them down. We eat at one and I should think the food had been out for some time. Food was not very hot lukewarm in fact and very overcooked I could not even cut the rubbery yorkshire pudding. Not worth the cost. Beer also expence at... More 

1 Thank Christine G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We came here for lunch and we're greeted by lovely friendly staff. The buffet style dining made choosing exactly what you wanted and how much so easy. I had venison pie which was absolutely beautiful. The meat was soft and tender in a thick rich gravy topped with fabulous pastry. The vegetables on offer were beautifully cooked and varied. My... More 

1 Thank Emma B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Good food - sourced locally and cooked in their kitchen, great choice for all and I mean ALL. Good selection of wines and beers, very good staff friendly and welcoming. Lovely atmosphere and not hurried. Just go and enjoy yourself with friends and if you are able to go one of their events you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Keith L
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We booked for dinner here at the recommendation of friends. The staff greeted us in a friendly manner and showed us the food on offer before we ordered. There was a wonderful choice of dishes and it was very difficult to make our selection. We went for the local venison ale and mushroom stew with dumplings and the baked lamb... More 

1 Thank Mazza1253
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Chef/proprietor David Grimwood hosts the fixed price Sunday lunch buffet with cheery greetings and encourages guests to tuck in to his very good food. It's well attended, so book a place. Large variety of nicely cooked joints, chicken, duck, etc. with good choice of vegetables, Yorkshire puds and so on. Additional dishes like devilled kidneys add interest. Choice of wines... More 

1 Thank DavidPNash

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orford Road | Chillesford, Woodbridge IP12 3PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 450282
David Grimwood's delightful Free-house Restaurant, serving delicious rustic food in a rather charming, slightly old fashioned way!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?