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The Oyster Inn

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Woodbridge Road, Butley IP12 3NZ, England
+44 1394 459722
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Oyster Inn has been refervished to a nice looking village pub two real ales on both ok but not in the best condition food ordered was nice but small portions and a bit pricey, at present the menu a very basic. Will check the pub out at a later date hopefully will see some improvement.

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Thank TerrySay
Eltham
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent Easter up in Suffolk our son in law suggested this place as we had been out and about and had left it late to eat on the Saturday. My daughter ran in and asked if we were to late but they said they could accommodate the 5 of us with a nice smile which made us feel welcome... More 

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Thank Teresa B
Suffolk UK
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely to visit The Oyster having seen it closed for so long. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was calm and relaxing. Although the menu itself was a bit limited there were the specials on the the board and we all enjoyed our meals. It was nice to have some Real Ales available. The outside seating... More 

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Thank gilmanserv
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, nothing was to much bother, extra veg and gravy at no extra cost. Fine real ales and wonderful ambience. Will be back!

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1 Thank Carrieoff
Judi2000, Owner at The Oyster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review - we are really pleased you enjoyed your lunch and looking forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best wishes. More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on Easter Saturday for lunch. As we were a large group we pre booked our table. We had a variety of different dishes all of which were very tasty and the service was also excellent. This pub has recently been carefully renovated and has a lovely welcoming ambience with old, beamed ceilings and original features. It is... More 

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1 Thank Mary B
Judi2000, Owner at The Oyster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your Easter Saturday at the pub, and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your Oyster experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back to the pub again soon. More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Six of of us dined here last week eager to visit the newly opened pub. We were warmly greeted by lovely young staff who, contrary to other reviews we found very efficient and engaging. I have to admit the menu is small so we had 1/2 pint prawns, roasted red pepper soup and stuffed mushroom to start all of which... More 

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Thank aziza55
Judi2000, Owner at The Oyster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your constructive review, and thanks for the feedback on the menu - we will take that on-board. Thank you for your kind words about our young staff and the refurbishment, and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Best wishes. More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday roast, welcoming staff, friendly atmosphere, child friendly, lovely people, lots of doggies, and some awkward customers (they get everywhere though, don't they!) Hubby liked the Victoria beer on tap and the merlot was a winner for me. I recommend a visit 😁

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1 Thank Jill S
Judi2000, Owner at The Oyster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are really pleased you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your feedback. Everyone's support means the world to us, so thank you. Glad the Victoria Bitter was a hit! More 

Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swung by here at 13:00 on Easter Sunday. The car park was full, the beer garden was bustling and the pub really did look lovely- the owners have carried out very tasteful renovations. I did however think that it was a little odd, that none of the outside tables were eating. Anyway, we grabbed the last outside table and we... More 

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2 Thank Mexico_Mel5
Judi2000, Owner at The Oyster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and I am sorry that you weren't able to eat on this occasion. Easter Sunday was exceptionally busy, which was a big challenge only one month after opening! But we take on-board your feedback and hope that you will give us another opportunity very soon. Thank you for your support. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited the pub on numerous occasions, both socially to drink with friends and family and to dine, my experience has been great. There has been a lot of hard work and effort taken place over the last year to renovate what was a pretty derelict building. The owners, landlords and local residents have put in a great deal of... More 

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3 Thank Karen J
Judi2000, Owner at The Oyster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review - we are really pleased that you love the pub and appreciate you sharing your feedback on this site. This is a very special Suffolk pub, and we are delighted that so many people are enjoying it once again. Many thanks and see you again soon. More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New owners have done a lovely job with the interior and it's a great place for a drink however, if you're planning a meal be prepared for basics. We had pork burger (it was ok) but there are only about 5 main meal choices on the menu. Pub grub doesn't need to be fancy but a bit more choice wouldn't... More 

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Thank tonykarencousins
Judi2000, Owner at The Oyster Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, and thank you for your support of our village pub. We take on-board your comments about a slightly larger choice - as you say, it is still early days so thanks for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Cuisine
Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woodbridge Road, Butley IP12 3NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Butley
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 459722
Description
The Oyster Inn re-opened in March 2017 as a traditional village pub, serving real ale and home-style pub food. Located next to Rendlesham Forest, it has always been popular with cyclists and ramblers and was famous for its folk nights.

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