The Beagle

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21 reviews
£25 and under
International
The Beagle in Ipswich is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

The building dates back to the 18th century when Sproughton was a small hamlet, most of the few inhabitants making their living from the land. Although for most of its long history the building was divided into a number of farm cottages, rumour has it that may have actually started life as an inn.
What 21 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GlennB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Have eaten at the Beagle before only very occassionally has it been a miss

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m1nkeh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

probably a mistake to go along on monthering sunday.. the place was exceptionally busy and although we had a booking, they had not allocated us a table. Service was a bit slow.. but the waitress was trying really hard. I think the kitchen was running out of some items on the menu.. my wife joked that they had to crack out the xmas things from the deep freeze as instead of leek & potato soup we had spicy carrot, and instead of turkey w/ bacon we ended up with pigs in blankets.. all in all it was nice, and my mother had a nice lunch. but way too busy and understaffed.

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leis
London
49 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening meal, really cosy, nice with real fires and comfortable chairs. Food is good, not fine dining but acceptable. Service is really friendly and helpful.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Disappointed we have had far better Sunday lunches at beagle before today wasn’t temping us to go back although I am being taken there Friday 14 let’s hope it’s better waiter very pushy regarding larger drinks which we did give in not needed food not hot enough to last warm to the end busy pub liked the way it was set out we were for three which really should of been a two table please don’t slip back you’ve built up a good reputation but not this busy disappointed let hope better on the 14

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NeilS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We booked here as we were staying at premier inn for the night. We ordered three starters which we had to ask for after 45 minutes. Two were absolutely fine but the prawn and lobster cocktail was very small and didn’t look very appetising. We had also ordered four main courses but three of us had to make a second choice as both the cod loin and risotto weren’t available. We then had to ask for these after an hour. When finallly they arrived we had to send back the beef Wellington as it was very tough and chewy, the manager apologised and offered to replace it with with a different choice of meal. Our waiter was very apologetic but it was obvious there was a lack of staff on this particular evening. We often go to our local vintage pubs and are always very happy with our meals and service but on this particular evening felt The Beagle was very disappointing.
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Tony
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was good but could do with more waiting staff

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have used the Beagle several times now and the standard is always reliably high. The staff are efficient and friendly and the building itself is lovely to be in. There is a good choice of food at reasonable prices. The only moan is that in common with most pubs and restaurants, soft drinks are priced at an obscene level, which is a shame when most people have to drive to get there.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a very good evening for a meal. Service is excellent although sometimes a bit of a wait, but we'll worth waiting for! Not many places accommodate vegans but the Beagle does it very well alongside a very good general menu and lovely staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great . Nice an warm atmosphere with a real fire. The Americans coffee was week ask for an extra shot if you want to taste the coffee

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great place for a friends catch up! Good food, good value

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MartinC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A family pre-Christmas get-together for 5 people. We had booked an early table and were the first ones in but the Beagle quickly filled. Never seen so many people out for a Saturday lunch, so must be a popular place. Everyone was pleasant and welcoming and the service attentive. Food was better than anticipated and well delivered and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely excellent service, one starter was off the menu but they rehashed another to suit with no fuss. Waitress was perfect, just the right amount of attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The occasion was our Ruby Wedding anniversary and the staff went above and beyond expectations in service. The meal was delicious and we all (six of us) had a wonderful lunch. We were not hurried and the bill was good value for money. Well done and thank you! Carol & Rob Harbour

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vipVeff
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The restaurant is large, many rooms. It is clean and attractive.
We were seared at a table away from others, but still heard the table in the room behind us.
Waitress was friendly, but didn't understand what we asked for. Meat was pre cooked, so it could not be done to our specifications. It was obvious that the fish filet wasn't fresh.
We did have excellent wine at a good price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the sea bass which was absolutely amazing ! The waitress was very lovely but forgot my water I asked for! But I so loved the food so it wasn't a problem but they should try and remember what customers request 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
27 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Top class Sunday Roast

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend for a valtines meal we was in there for 2 and half hours for 2 courses and drinks , are waitress Sally was very good / the rest of the team , we wasn't rushed for anything , very nice setting / decor

I would recommend this to anyone I have been there before

The food is very good

In the past sometimes there's a bit of a wait at times but I feel it's worth it and value for money

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The Beagle is a beautiful pub, loved the wooden beams and the open fires.
Food was nice and good value for a 3 course meal deal.
Where we sat, the telephone kept ringing and that was annoying.
Overall we would go again.

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Kimmy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met up with friends for Sunday Lunch. The service was friendly and efficient. The food arrived promptly and was presented very well and tasted very good.
I would recommend The Beagle for various occasions and the menu is extensive.

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Bela
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beagle was great in terms of service but they do not accept bookings from Open Table so beware

FAQs

The Beagle is rated 4 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.