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The Ferry Boat Inn

The Ferry, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ, England
+44 1394 284203
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“fish and chips” (38 reviews)
“mackerel” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Ferry, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Ferry Boat on a Saturday Lunchtime as part of a group of 20 walkers. We bought our drinks at the bar which were served politely and with minimal waiting. We then went though to a private room to await our lunch -...More

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal, looks like American Dinner inside. Good selection of food , I had a pint of prawns , they where very tasty if you have the patience to peel them. Staff where very welcoming, would recommend this lovely place and will definitely visit again.

Thank Cherylstephanie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for coffee and a dram after a bracing walk from Felixstowe and warmed ourselves in front of the fire. The service was exemplary. Lovely historic pub.

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The salmon fish cakes were the best we have ever Tasted! Beautiful and light. And the fish pie was boiling hot and tasty. Also offered half portions of some desserts which was perfect with full tummies! Very friendly staff and lovely relaxed environment. Thank you

Thank supergirlies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smashing lunch at the Ferry Boat Inn. Fish and chips was superb and my husband enjoyed his grilled mackerel. Desserts were also very good, especially the Spotted Dick which came with lashings of custard! Lovely old building and staff were lovely and friendly. Would recommend.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's approx 75 mins walk from Felixstowe premier inn to the old Felixstowe ferry and the ferry boat inn. This pub probably hasn't had a makeover in years but it's always busy, loads of atmosphere, lots of walkers in and mainly, they are opting for...More

Thank adrian l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The FBI is a great pub. Lots of tables and a huge menu. The food is home cooked , plentiful and tasty. The staff are a happpy bunch, 5/5 .

Thank S P
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Called in late on Sunday (1.50pm) the staff found us a table we ordered our food by 2pm last orders and received our meals very promptly. The standard of the food here is consistently high one of my favourite places to visit and eat.

Thank Phillipsbunch
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Had Cod & Chips for lunch. Cod was gooey, not sure how the chef managed to do that! Plates were cold. A disappointing experience really.

Thank Martin190735
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Stumbled across the Ferryboat Inn while enjoying the views and tranquility of the harbour area. Cosy and welcoming, the old-school inn serves good beer and traditional pub fare in relaxing surroundings with helpful, smiling waitresses. I had excellent ham egg and chips - an ideal...More

1  Thank peddr0
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Questions & Answers
1 August 2016|
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Response from HarriJGD2015 | Property representative |
Hi there. Yes we do sell vouchers we can either take the order over the phone or you can pop in
Louise C
29 August 2015|
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Response from HarriJGD2015 | Property representative |
Hello. The Ferryboat allows dogs in the main bar area and recently have increased this to include a section of the family dining area, so that families with dogs may come in We do allow children inside the pub, there is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Ferry, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Felixstowe
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 284203
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