Places to go out & eat & drink in Ipswich
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Ipswich

Places to eat & drink in Ipswich.

Dating back to the 7th-8th centuries, Ipswich lies at the head of an estuary on the River Orwell and grew from its association with the sea. Docks, quays and modern state-of the-art marinas line the estuary close to the centre, in places helping to give it that continental feel. The Ipswich Museum and Gallery houses some of the important finds in the area which demonstrate its past history through the Romans, Saxons and Vikings including jewellery and weapons etc.
Well known people, artists and writers have left their mark in Ipswich - Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Gainsborough, Charles Dickens and Lord Nelson to name but a few and there are many excellent examples of timber framed and ancient buildings dotted around the county town to demonstrate its rich heritage.
Now a mixture of old and superbly modern it has its own cultural identity with some excellent theatres, museums and art galleries, hosting many arts and fringe festivals. Christchurch Mansion is also well worth a day out with its stunning Tudor house in its own landscaped grounds.
There are all the amenities you would need on your visit with hotels, restaurants and bars and a comfortable pedestrianised town centre, or for a more tranquil day with a difference, cruise down the lovely River Orwell on one of the famous Thames Sailing Barges.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Ipswich or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Ipswich...

blank tabHINTLESHAM HALL HOTELRestaurant
Hintlesham, George Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS
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The aim is to create a somewhat tranquil, restful and restorative, unbranded and personal Hotel – for people wishing to focus on work issues, celebrate a special event or simply those wishing to unwind and relax. The hope is that you will find helpful and intelligent staff, attention to detail and superb food and service and above all the sense that you are very welcome. The tranquillity of Hintlesham and its convenient location near the A12 and A14, The proximity of the County Town of Ipswich and old market towns of Lavenham and Woodbridge make it a great choice for anyone visiting the area
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The Vanillapod Restaurant

4a Orwell Place, Ipswich, IP4 1BB
Tel: 01473 230254    Fax: 01473 218851

The ever-changing menu consists of mixture of English and European style dishes.

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Wolsey's Restaurant

Ipswich County Hotel, Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JD
Tel: 01473 209988    Fax: 01473 730801

The menu consists of mixture of English and European style dishes using fresh local produce.

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Artista Restaurant

12 Northgate Street, Ipswich, IP1 3DB
Tel: 01473 255155   E-mail:

We have the finest Italian Cuisine and are specialised in Fresh Fish & Seafood.

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