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The Highwayman

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Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
+44 1449 760369
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Mistley, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the first time on a Thursday evening with friends although I often pass this place travelling along the A140. Nice decor and friendly welcome from the staff upon arrival and an opportunity to study the menu and specials whilst enjoying a drink in the bar area. We all opted for the daily special of anti-pasta starter and chicken... More 

Thank Flying_Demon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food very welcoming staff. Food very thoughtful and flavoursome without pretentious undertones. Good bar with an eye to quality foregoing cliched or standard beer for a fantastic Japanese lager. Owners commended.

Thank Steven C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Sunday family lunch, plenty of choice and an excellent venue, service a bit slow between courses so leave plenty of time. Well recommended.

Thank Robert H
East Harling, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were a party of 8 booked in for when the pub opened. We were served drinks and given menus to read on arrival. Not an extensive choice but all good quality, so it was difficult to make a choice. We were shown to our table and our orders were taken after a few minutes. After that the service did... More 

Thank Don G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visited the restaurant last Friday night as the wife and I were on a weekend away in Suffolk. We chose this restaurant as it was located close to where we were staying. I must say the meal we had were probably the best we've ever had when eating out. The food is home cooked, and both the mains and desserts... More 

Thank jamesc19802017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

booked in for full christmas dinner superb food great beer and service as always we call in on a fairly regular basis and this place never dissapoints

Thank anthony c
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went for an evening meal, pleasantly surprised by both the pub itself and also the food and drink on offer. Landlord was really helpful and accommodating and couldn't have made us more welcome. Would definitely eat there again asap !

Thank nk2016593
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stopped on our way to Norwich for a break. Ordered two meals both of which were fantastic. Service was polite and friendly, would gladly recommend this as a place to stop for a refreshment break.

Thank Trevor A
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I am a US resident who visits relatives in this part of the UK from time to time and we've made a habit of always having a meal out at the Highwayman because of the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, good service and great choice of food. Over the years I have visited this pub we've always enjoyed the variety of... More 

Thank fireblade2016
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249 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice food, but service was a little lacklustre for a saturday night. For a lovely suffolk pub/restaurant, we thought it odd that they had a japanese lager on tap, instead of something of a more local origin, but each to their own. We waited a while before our order was taken. The pies were tasty, and dessert was of a... More 

Thank Lacey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norwich Road, Creeting St Mary IP6 8PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Creeting St Mary
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 760369
A friendly family welcome is extended to all who visit The Highwayman, a grade II listed 17th century timber framed building that has been sympathetically extended. Located on the A140, just a few minutes outside Ipswich, Needham Market and Stowmarket in Suffolk, The Highwayman is easily accessible and an ideal meeting point for all occasions.David & Olga took over the running of The Highwayman restaurant in Ipswich in October 2004 and warmly welcome everyone to sample the honest homecooked food, a good selection and well kept real ales. The main restaurant and galleries provide a traditional and relaxing atmosphere in the which to dine amongst soft lighting that compliments the exposed oak frame of the building.Our food is all about the ingredients which, whenever possible, are locally sourced, seasonal and always freshly prepared. In particular a relaxing Sunday lunchtime at The Highwayman is sure to become a tradition. Tuck into roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?