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The Beagle

3.9
3.9
24 Reviews
£25 and under
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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.

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Booked 6 times today

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What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. J

    Johnw

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    I have four points to make, all discussed with the Manager the next day and suggesting that he has no personal control: Booking: I was unable to contact anyone by telephone my booking was made on line. I received four emails of confirmation but on arrival there was no record. The system evidently frequently fails so I was advised to telephone! Recommendation: fix and ensure telephone booking can be promptly made. We traveled from London and Lowestoft respectively so booking confirmation is vital. Peppercorn Sauce: My friend and I ordered this sauce but told it was unavailable. I expressed the opinion that such a stock item should always be available. It was not until the next day that I discovered £3.50 had been added to the bill for this non existent sauce. The manager did not offer any refund. Recommendation: ensure that such a basic item is always available. French Mustard: I asked for French Mustard for my steak but told it was not stocked and neither was the Manager able to order anything of this nature on his own initiative. Neither did he have a petty cash float to enable him to respond to a local demand; past experience showed that there was little demand resulting in much waste. Recommendation: purchase small jars not large containers. Apple pie: Advised it was not available. While I understand that menus vary between your different restaurants on your web site under the name of The Beagle apple pie was specifically listed. This was not accepted by your Manager. Recommendation: ensure what is actually available at a particular restaurant matches what your web site says. Summary: Over recent years I have, with my wife and various friends, visited The Beagle, quite frequently as a very pleasant meeting and eating place. Your response will determine whether I make any future bookings. John Watling

  2. LH

    LynneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We booked a table but it had not been received by The Beagle, however there was no delay in getting a table. A good selection on both the food and the wine menu. A great start to our theatre visit.

  3. P

    Paul

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    Out of the 6 of us dining only 2 of us enjoyed their meal. My lamb was extremely tough and chewy. My sister’s Gammon was so salty it was inedible. They offered us 2 free deserts but never came to take the order. They did, however, take the Gammon off the bill.

  4. GB

    GlennB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

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

  5. m

    m1nkeh

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  6. l

    leis

    London

    49 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  7. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    3.0

    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

  8. NS

    NeilS

    1 review

    1.0

    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. .

  9. T

    Tony

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Food was good but could do with more waiting staff

  10. SD

    StephenD

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  11. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

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

  14. MC

    MartinC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  17. V

    Veff

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    123 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.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    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 😊

  19. DG

    DavidG

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Sunday lunch !

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Top class Sunday Roast

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  23. K

    Kimmy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.

  24. B

    Bela

    Warwickshire

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 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

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The Beagle is rated 3.9 stars by 24 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.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Beagle

Hadleigh Road, Sproughton Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3AR

  • Area

    Ipswich

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00

    Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Indoor Fireplace

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