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The Brook Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
+44 1473 730531
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“spotted dick” (2 reviews)
“puds” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked at the last minute. The atmosphere was good and all the staff were very friendly. We had the steak, fish and chips, fish cakes and trout. All delicious. Very generous portions.

Thank GillyFlower
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review our community-owned pub - do come again soon, Cheers Ian Evans

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited early evening. Friendly chatty bar lady. Food okay, bit overpriced. Lovely old building. Well set up restaurant. Lots going for them, wish them luck.

Thank Julie B
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Julie - do come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely warm pub, surprisingly busy with lunch customers. The range of gluten free items on the menu was outstanding, both main courses and puds. The gluten free fish n chips were superb, and so was the gluten free apple and blackberry crumble with custard.

Thank Sally C
Ian E, other at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally and thanks for the review. Apple and blackberry crumble with custard on a cold day...naughty but very nice! Come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly quiet on a midweek evening. Friendly and helpful service from bar staff and waiting staff. Good food. Small but good menu. Excellent quality food and very good portions. Limited selection of draught ales. Great experience, would recommend and would definitely visit again, lunch or...More

Thank Gary K
Ian E, other at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers Gary - thanks for the review, do come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Whitebait - and gluten free!! Followed by a sweet potato and beetroot burger with chips! Gluten free! And the other half had the prawns followed by fish and chips - all gluten free. But the piece de resistance was the sticky toffee pudding (Gluten free!)...More

Thank DorothySharp
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks for the review Dorothy and we are chuffed you enjoyed your visit to the Brook Inn. Judging from your words...we'll see you soon! Cheers Ian Evans

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Have been here many a time - most of the items on the menu are gluten fee which is heaven. I usually have the fish and chips and sticky toffee pudding - both to die for. Can't recommend it more.

Thank Anna G
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Cheers Anna - glad you enjoy the fish & chips and sticky toffee pudding...they're a particular favourite for GF and non-GF diners alike. See you soon? Ian Evans

Reviewed 31 August 2017

The majority of the menu is gluten free and that that is not can be ordered as gluten free. The food is very good and a delight for my wife who has to eat gluten free. The staff are friendly and very helpful when it...More

Thank P J
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hi PJ and thanks for the review. Do come again soon, Ian Evans

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Went for a nice walk with our dog and came here for lunch and really enjoyed our lunch food was fantastic and brilliant service and best off all it's a dog friendly pub aswell will deffintly eat here again thank you

1  Thank Wayne A
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Cheers Wayne for taking the time to write your review. Yes, dogs and humans enjoy our community-owned pub in equal measure! Do come again soon and bring your four-legged friend, Ian Evans

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We visited paid a return lunchtime visit to The Brook Inn. It is a clean and bright village pub with plenty of parking, and the menu, including deserts, is GF friendly or can be adapted if needed. The young lady front of house was friendly,...More

1  Thank Ann H
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Ann and thanks for taking the time to write the review. Point taken! We will look at the menus and try and ensure that we offer at least one vegetarian option if not more. After all...it's not that unusual these days! Thanks again, Ian...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place is great. We visited especially as it advertised as Gluten Free food and they catered for all of us with such a simple but varied menu. The menu is typical pub menu with all the usual suspects but this is exactly why we...More

Thank 33edwardb49
Ian E, Director at The Brook Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Edward, thanks for the review of the Brook Inn - we're pleased you managed to combine a visit to our pub and a walk around lovely Washbrook, Ian Evans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 730531
  • E-mail
Description
Community-owned pub serving British and foreign food, specialising in gluten-free meals. Recently renovated, the free house has an extensive menu, wine and real ales with garden space, free parking and dog-friendly environment. Surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside and accessible to main roads
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