RestaurantsSuffolkBromeswellIP12

survey result

Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Difficult to find better”, say the many fans of this “stylish” gastropub (est. 2015), whose ‘Britalian’ food “nails the authenticity” of its influences, be it arancini; “leftfield but delicious lavender and honey custard tart”; or “simply great seafood” (not to mention the beloved ‘Be Unruly’ tasting menu, yours for a discounted £49 per person on Thursdays). Admittedly, it’s “well-hyped” these days – having garnered ‘best gastropub’ awards from many a national authority – and where there’s hype, there are inevitably skeptics, for whom it’s generally “far from cheap” and in a rather “unspectacular” roadside location too (albeit one handy for the A12, though). Top Tip – good for a business lunch.

Summary

£83
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In the Suffolk countryside near Woodbridge” (and handy for the A12), this rural gastropub “looks a bit unprepossessing from the road but is well worth a detour” and – having won just about every ‘Top Pub’ award around in recent years – is one of the most commented-on destinations outside of London in our annual diners’ poll. Braised rabbit, venison saddle or gnocchi are typical main courses from the à la carte menu, and there is also a ‘Be Unruly’ tasting option (for £70). Its army of fans say it “hits all the right notes”, providing “truly original cooking but without losing sight of the fact that this is a pub”, alongside “a fantastic selection of wines by the glass”. Ratings are dragged down, though, by a sizable minority who view it as “very expensive” for food that’s “good-to-average” (“if there were more local alternatives, I suspect we would be diverted”).

Summary

£79
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Handy for the A12, this well-known sixteenth-century boozer strikes most reporters as a “joy to visit” for its “untypical pub food in delightful surroundings” (but also classics like a “superb Sunday lunch”) and its “lovely outdoor dining area” to boot. In recent years, however, it hasn't been without its critics, for whom a visit can be “very average” at times.

Summary

£46
   ££
2
Average
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “attractive” sixteenth century inn is a very well-known Suffolk destination that fans say is “well worth the detour off the A12”, praising its “excellent” locally sourced food. It inspired uneven reviews last year though: even fans feel it’s “somewhat pricey for a meal en route” – and more critical souls “don’t understand why it’s so popular” given food they feel is “a bit mixed” and incidents of “poor” service.

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Orford Rd, Bromeswell, IP12 2PU

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
16
No dress code
90

The Unruly Pig Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Unruly Pig Restaurant in IP12, Bromeswell by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Unruly Pig restaurant.
Paul F
Pre concert dinner Been once before but ide...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"Pre concert dinner Been once before but ideal for my evening out in Ipswich. Arrived a few minutes early and was sat at my table. Was planning a three course but was seduced by the taster menu. I declined the scallops extra dish but asked them to add the octopus one instead. Each course was beautifully presented, the vast majority were superbly flavoured too, special kudos to the liver parfait replacement for the dish with cheese. Each course was varied in its presentation and flavouring. Two minor grouses, the abdominal vien hadn't been removed from either prawn. The 7th course, first dessert arrived nearly 25 minutes after I had finished the last course. Time to digest I guess! Very polite and helpful staff, an enjoyable experience. Was the long drive worth it, unquestionably yes."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £27.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £31.00 £6.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Orford Rd, Bromeswell, IP12 2PU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm

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