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The Swan

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Main Road | Westerfield, Ipswich IP6 9RJ, England
+44 1473 251447
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Westerfield Swan was the venue of our annual morris team Christmas meal. We were very happy with the communications we had with the restaurant prior to the booking as we were a large party of 22 people and had specific requests in order to run our annual dinner. At the beginning of the evening we were introduced to a... More 

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Thank suff0lkliz
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being part of Debenham Inns I would expect good quality food, and a sensible portion. I ordered Lamb stew, with Rosemary dumplings. Waiting for a steaming bowl of dark rich stew, I was presented with a small portion of very anemic stew, and dumpling without any flavour of rosemary what so ever. I have never seen such a pasty looking... More 

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Thank Teresa D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on New Years Day, and had a really lovely meal with 8 members of our family for lunch, the food is reasonably priced. The property has been recently refurbished to an excellent standard and has with plenty of car parking

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Thank lynden2017
London, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Swan is always busy but has the capacity to cope and there's a large outdoor area for the summer months. The service is efficient but not particularly welcoming. Line caught cod and chips is £12 and there's a varied menu for the more adventurous. For a family outing it's perfect but not for a romantic outing to impress the... More 

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Thank Stephen B
Sudbury Suffolk
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dined here at lunchtime yesterday with 3 work colleagues. I had pre-ordered from the Christmas Menu and had the smoked salmon starter which was delicious and the beef stew and mash for main which came with a variety of steamed veg, all very tasty and good. The prices for food were reasonable although my pint of diet coke was £3.45... More 

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Thank Jackie89
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nice is how I would describe it. The decore is rustic, and contributes to a pleasant atmosphere. The menu has a good choice of food that is of a decent size portion (recommend the burger). Staff did very well with group size and all orders were complete. I do think however the prices are a bit above both food and... More 

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Thank Moirg
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This pub is nicely set out and has a really friendly atmosphere. The food my husband had was lovely (lamb steak) and much of the other food we saw looked very tempting. Unfortunately I chose the frittata which was awful as it was simply a thin overcooked omlette that tasted mainly of the oil it had been cooked in. Everything... More 

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Thank Becs6
Suffolk
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic Christmas lunch at The Swan today and were all made to feel very welcome, even our little dog. Our meals were tasty and filling, with extra veg supplied when requested. The waitress was friendly and asked us several times if everything was okay for us - it certainly was. We will definitely return!

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Thank Dotty J
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had eaten here in September on a 2 for 1 deal and the five of us returned as we had similar vouchers again. We arrived just after 4:00pm on Sunday ( the vouchers aren't valid until after 4pm), and the Swan was very busy, the car park was full. We had pre booked and were shown to a table in... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My husband and I visited The Swan for lunch a few Saturdays ago. My husband had 2 courses which was absolutely delightful and I had cod and chips which was more satisfying and more than I could possibly eat. The staff were very polite and helpful, and took the trouble to come to the table and ask if we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Westerfield, Ipswich IP6 9RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 251447
Description
http://www.suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/1001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerfield
http://www.wheresbest.co.uk/venue/67992/The-Swan/

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