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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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Catania
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've finally achieved my dream...of finding the perfect English country pub...that serves Roast dinners to perfection...with staff that actually enjoy their job..and an owner-chef who smiles and interacts with guests all evening... This place deserves a visit by the whole family as it really is a magical meal...in a beautiful location... Good luck getting a booking...

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Thank Dayworker
Froizeland, Owner at The Froize Freehouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow!....You must be the perfect customer, how lucky are we! - Love your review, thank you so much for taking time to write it.... Everyone here is smiling...Big time! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just had a superb hot buffet meal at the Froize. The staff were all smiling, friendly and helpful. I had a succulent shepherds pie, pork crackling with apple sauce, stuffing, and vegetables. My husband tried a vast selection of what was on offer. The toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce was delicious. Even had a smile at the unusual VW beetle... More 

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Thank Mym_R
Froizeland, Owner at The Froize Freehouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review... I am so proud of my staff... they help make Froize what it is.... Ah! The VW Beetle pond! - Did you see the fish?? More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Froize for lunch with family members who live locally. We all loved it ! The food from the hot buffet was fantastic and clearly cooked with care and skill. Everyone in the party really enjoyed main courses and deserts. The selection of dishes made it so difficult to chose, so we will definitely return. The service in... More 

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Froizeland, Owner at The Froize Freehouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review....It has made our day! More 

Little Glemham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at The Froize for a meal for my 21st birthday. We were greeted with a smile and by very polite staff. There were a wide range of things to choose from, all were scrumptious! It was a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank BannanHoward
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my birthday meal at The Froize On Saturday 1st April. I have dined here several times before and my parents are frequent visitors. Without a shadow of a doubt, the Froize is THE BEST restaurant I have ever eaten in. From the moment you step foot in the door you are made extremely welcome and looked after attentively... More 

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Froizeland, Owner at The Froize Freehouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Chelsea T - What can I say? - Thank you for really 'getting' what we are all about here at Froize..... I have taken the liberty of posting your review onto our Facebook page - something I have never done before.... Thank you for making our day xx More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as we had been given a voucher as a Christmas present from family. The menu was varied and there were some unusual dishes to choose from. I had the wood pigeon and bacon terrine as a starter and the Suffolk beef "olives" as my main. Absolutely delicious. My partner had the mushroom soup followed by Blythburgh pork... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

For my lunch Steak and Ale Pie as good as it could be. Tasty melt in the mouth beef and equally good mushrooms under a pastry crust that managed to be sponge-like yet, at the same time, crisp. Nice accompanying cabbage and peas. With a nice Malbec what could be better. I should have called finis there but I couldn't... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

One of the better Sunday lunches in the area with a good range of meat and perfectly cooked veg. Especially like them having rare/medium-rare beef on offer as well as the cremated kind that some people seem to like....

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great night in great atmosphere - attentive host and staff. Food was delicious and abundant. As always freshly cooked, great variety and as much as you could eat. Venue was a marque in the restaurant grounds attached to dining area. A memorable and enjoyable evening. Never been disappointed

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
Description
David Grimwood's delightful Free-house Restaurant, serving delicious rustic food in a rather charming, slightly old fashioned way!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?