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The Sproughton Wild Man

) #81 of 364 Restaurants in Ipswich ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Sproughton, Ipswich IP8 3DA, England
+44 1473 742102
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
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“pudding” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Sproughton, Ipswich IP8 3DA, England
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Reviews (202)
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Adnams is in great condition and the food wasn't bad and with a little more attention to detail, like filling up the salt and bringing to the table exactly what we ordered, they'd have received a very good from me. This small and quirky...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us came in for a meal tonight (17th June) Service could not have been better as we had intended to have a carvery but were too early. The waitress offered a meat salad with new potatoes instead which was a good idea but...More

Thank NanaBroom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I visited the wild man yesterday for dinner. We had a fantastic carvery and the staff especially the manager made our experience a very pleasurable one. I have a new baby and worries about imposing in this restaurant environment but found the...More

Thank vickieve07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came in at the tail end of a 100 mile cycle from London and was welcomed by an incredibly friendly host. I didn't even need to ask for my water bottle to be revealed - she took it straight out of my hand and...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great carvery which caters well for vegetarians which is a rare combination in my experience.This allied to well cooked accompaniments an good service makes this a great experience. It is popular so make sure you book.

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time at The Wild Man yesterday - had family over and took them out for lunch. It was our first visit and we'll definitely be returning! The food was beautiful, hot and delicious, the service was fantastic and Saffy the cat is...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Wild M, Owner at The Sproughton Wild Man, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your kind comments and glad we were able to keep your son happy

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Its many years since we last visited the Wild Man but we do recall it was always popular because of its good food………so we were exceedingly disappointed to see how far it had gone "down-hill" when we visited recently. There were few others Customers there......but,...More

2  Thank An_Old_Burian
Wild M, Owner at The Sproughton Wild Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

I feel I should reply, but because I do not know which day you visited it is hard to chase down what may have happened. I am supposing it was the Monday or Wednesday of the week you made your entry as Tuesday we were...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

It was very busy when we visited here on a Sunday lunchtime - several large groups, and lots of smaller tables very close together made the experience feel rather cramped and we felt we didn't want to linger over our lunch. Cannot fault the quality...More

1  Thank Solange888
Wild M, Owner at The Sproughton Wild Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Sorry you felt cramped, yes Sundays are the day we get big family party bookings. Glad you basically enjoyed your food, for future reference we do mash, but only on request as it dries out horribly on the carvery.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Horrible service, very grumpy waiter. They started to cook my burger last weekend, turned to coal. Had to wait 20 minutes for them to bring the bill.

1  Thank Alistair P
Wild M, Owner at The Sproughton Wild Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

I am sorry you felt unable to address this problem on the day, especially as one of your number knows the chef

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Typical Village Pub in a typical village just outside Ipswich. Plenty of Parking at the back. Carvery very generous, staff very friendly, unhurried and helpful.

Thank thundachild
Wild M, Owner at The Sproughton Wild Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank youx

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a varied vegetarian menu or just a small choice
23 January 2016|
Response from Wild M | Property representative |
We have two vegetarian options on our set menus and 3 options on our a la carte menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sproughton, Ipswich IP8 3DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 742102
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