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The Butt and Oyster

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Pin Mill Lane, Pin Mill, Babergh District IP9 1JW, England
+44 1473 780764
09:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here a few times over the years and always came away feeling disappointed but from time to time we go back due to location hoping it's improved.... It's more expensive than ever now... Had a fish platter to share which was very average.... My husband ordered a ribeye steak asked to be cooked medium.... Firstly not only does it... More 

1 Thank Melissa P
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can thoroughly recommend the food here. My friend and I had a most enjoyable meal.The mixed fish dish we chose was delicious with the best chips I have had for a long time followed by sticky toffee pudding and a treacle tart. All were obviously home cooked. Food was served promptly and waitress service excellent. We had a lovely... More 

Thank lorna t
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A quiet, cold Sunday prompted a spur of the moment lunch outing to Pin Mill and the Butt and Oyster. We actually arrived around 4pm, the bar was busy but there was room in the restaurant. The friendly staff told us the evening was fully booked. The welcome was friendly, helpful and efficient. The beer is in barrels and my... More 

Thank capeltraveller
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was recommended to us and we recommend it to you. Good beer, great food, friendly service, quaint location. And it takes dogs in the bar. Fantastic. Little bit of a narrow drive to get there but worth it. Look forward to my next trip this way; the Butt & Oyster will definitely be a return visit.

Thank StephenWellsLondon
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my husband after a cold walk today and had dinner after. We love this pub and often pop in for a drink and sometimes a bite to eat after a walk. Today hubby had a Sunday lamb roast and I chose a steak from the specials board. It came with a jewelled salad (couscous, pistachios, pomegranate... More 

Thank Jan W
Pin Mill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't beat the views ! New menu now introduced - long overdue Food is usually OK but not outstanding and can get very crowded and noisy But as ever it's location location location If you've never been then make the trip - always interesting by the river and the barges See a film happn'y breeze

Thank countrypink
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The butt has been more or less Our local for 5 years now, we tend to favour it on quieter weekday evenings as the food and service is a lot better than at weekends when the place is packed. What we have noticed over the last year or two is with every successive menu revamp, there is less and less... More 

Thank Dez S
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had booked a table for 8 family members for my daughters birthday. We were aware that we were going to be 10 minutes late so I called en route. The waitress said that was fine and that was no problem. When we arrived we were handed a menu with a small number of dishes highlighted and were told that there... More 

Thank jane a
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175 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with friends, everything was delicious. Pulled pork some of the best I have had. Portion sizes all good and nice atmosphere.

Thank K8NSH
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed fish and chips with family in the summer of 2016.,pub was too busy to really enjoy meal,tho food was good.great views of river.

Thank Alison M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pin Mill Lane, Pin Mill, Babergh District IP9 1JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Chelmondiston  >  Pin Mill
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 780764

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?