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The Bull at The Auberge

Ipswich Road, Yaxley IP23 8BZ, England
+44 1379 783604
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ipswich Road, Yaxley IP23 8BZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife booked a room with breakfast and dinner for my birthday as a surprise for me, well what a very nice surprise it was, the room was fabulous with a lovely four poster bed and all mod cons including A/C and spotlessly clean. The...More

Thank Paul T
Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, Paul... I hope your wife managed to keep the surprise until you got here! It was a pleasure looking after you both, and we will look forward to welcoming you both again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the Bull expecting a “pub” meal but was far from that. In fact despite our wrong clothes for the occasion we had a fabulous meal. The food was top whack, beautifully prepared and presented.More

Thank Chandramoon
Jonny S, General Manager at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Chandramoon. We are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations, and please don't worry about what clothes you were wearing... you were both perfectly dressed! We hope to see you again at some point...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love this family Restaurant with rooms. Nothing and I really mean nothing phases them.I had a fancy dress party with 1960's and 1970's as the theme. I was given the freedom to have photo's played on a TV, my own decorations also a...More

Thank mail482017
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My husband and I just adore this restaurant so to stay overnight in a truely wonderful room is a bonus on its own !! Food ALWAYS first class, ambience second to none......we just love it here.More

1  Thank Greensteps22
Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your review, Greensteps22, it was lovely to see you both again. We are incredibly lucky to have so many amazing guests come to visit us. Whether it is someone's 1st visit, or 21st visit, we always enjoy looking after everyone who comes...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

The Bull is a little like the Tardis. It is only when inside that you notice the quality. The rooms are outstanding; the food excellent and the staff are wonderfully attentive. Nothing is too much trouble. If you are fortunate to be in the area...More

1  Thank Greville D
Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you Greville for your fantastic words, you are our easily our favourite Kenyan resident who comes to stay with us... and probably the most generous as well! We always love seeing you and Lorrie... we are incredibly lucky to sample some of the fantastic...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed here on business trip. Reception was warm and welcoming. Rooms are exceptionally large and extremely comfortable. The bed linen is of hight quality. Perfect and comfortable stay. The room and surroundings are all in a very good condition. Dinner was delicious. Enjoyed the skate...More

1  Thank MaddieH3663
Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Maddie, and for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. The Skate Wing is always a very popular dish from our daily specials. We are incredibly lucky to have a fantastic supply of...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

I booked in advance and asked about wheelchair access which proved to be straightforward, the owner very kindly coming out to direct us through. We had an enjoyable evening, the food was good, but not outstanding. Excellent service from the owner Jon and staff.More

Thank Barry B
Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your review and driving out to see us, Barry, it was lovely to meet you and your wife. Although not always used, the flat access through to the restaurant is really useful when guests in wheelchairs come to visit us. We hope...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

The Bull at The Auberge was recommended by our B&B. Since it is quite off the beaten path, we were not expecting much but were very pleasantly surprised. The interior of the restaurant is lovely and the service is above and beyond. The owner is...More

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Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review, it was lovely to meet you and your family. I think you picked two of my favourite dishes from the weekend; the Chowder is almost a meal in itself, and the Pork Belly with Lobster has been incredibly popular....More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Can’t fault the Auberge. Comfortable room, delicious breakfast and delightful hosts. Would not hesitate to recommend this special venue. Would love to stay there again.

Thank CavendishLondon
Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

We would love to see you again, Cavendish London!!! It was lovely to meet you, and we hope you think of us again when you want to visit Sunny Suffolk.

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had an early supper at this delightful place The atmosphere was very friendly and the food excellent any alterations from the menu or specials board was absolutely no trouble and the advice and recommendations on the food some home grown the rest very fresh...More

Thank Lesley4567
Jonny S, Owner at The Bull at The Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderfully kind review, Lesley. As you said, we are more than happy to "tweak" dishes to suit our guests wishes... but I think it also helped that you were talking directly to our Head Chef! The fish dishes change regularly, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 86
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipswich Road, Yaxley IP23 8BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Yaxley
  • Phone Number: +44 1379 783604
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Description
Half-way between Ipswich and Norwich, Yaxley’s Auberge Restaurant and Hotel is a Suffolk success story with two AA Rosettes to its name. Family run and owned, the restaurant serves up daily-changing dishes that makes first-rate use of the freshest local ingredients. The menu is small but perfectly-formed: try smoked haddock chowder to start, or the silky-smooth chicken liver parfait with onion jam. The Norfolk fillet of beef has a buttery tenderness, set off by farmer’s sautéed potatoes and a sauce of girolle mushrooms and Madeira; the roast salmon is stuffed with crab and brown shrimp and with 24 hours’ notice you can be tucking into the famous seafood platter. Dessert could be bread and butter pudding with apricot sauce or a velvety chocolate cappuccino mousse. The restaurant is warm and intimate, and bowls of large fresh lemons on each table are a nice touch.
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