Formerly a cluster of 18th-century farm cottages, The Beagle serves traditional British fare in a historic setting which borders the rural fringes of Sproughton. A crackling log fire, al fresco dining area and paddocked gardens add to The Beagle’s country charm, together with a mishmash of squashy furniture.
Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Beagle menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Beagle ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.
Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.
An 11-minute drive from Christchurch Mansion & Wolsey Art Gallery, The Beagle in Ipswich is just an 8-minute drive from the town centre.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (10)
- al fresco (10)
- breakfast (4)
- business (13)
- child friendly (22)
- dinner (70)
- entertainment (2)
- large parties (16)
- lunch (60)
- luxury (6)
- private dining (18)
- romantic (25)
- trendy (4)
- value (29)
- views (4)
2 February 2020
Very disappointed my we were advised to order any starters wanted with our mains on a Sunday, as they were particularly busy. However the waiter said the starters would come out first and served as normal before mains dishes. We were sat at a very small wobbly table shoved away in a corner which wasn’t particularly comfortable or ideal she had to ask for beer mats to put under table feet to steady table. The waiter then delivered all dishes at the same time, starters and mains, the table was packed, the mains were cold and stodgy,by the time we ate our starters and having to look at and eat starter and main course one after the other wasn’t enjoyable and for the privilege were charged £58 !!! We left most our mains asked for the bill and left! Will we return to vintage inns I Don’t Think So !!!
24 December 2019
Very nice service
20 February 2019
Very good food and service from the staff
21 October 2018
Excellent food and service
3 June 2018
A great service x helpful staffs and of course the food wow.
2 June 2018
very nice,pleasent atmosphere,food good
17 March 2018
Booked for 9 but an extra person turned up. But it was no trouble the staff just laid another place and got on with it. Everyone had a great time and the food was great. A good atmosphere for a birthday party.
20 January 2018
The restaurant phoned us prior to the booking time and advised us that they had a technical issue with some equipment and that they only had a limited menu choice. Nice touch I thought. We went along anyway, only to be told on arrival that all equipment was working well and the full menu was available. Great waitress skills shown by Kris and all had a good and enjoyable meal except for myself as I found my "Slow-cooked ham hock" had not really seen an oven much at all.... I sent it back and they did something to it, but by that time I was beyond any interest in it. To their credit they knocked the cost of this main off the final bill. Great location, excellent staff - just let down by my poor main course......
21 December 2017
Attentive and friendly staff. Main meal was excellent, but had a long wait after ordering sweet. Easy to book table on line too
17 December 2017
Awful. Just awful. Everything seems to be an inconvenience to the staff, even simple requests like “where is my food, my order is incorrect, there are things missing from my plate” seems to set off an attitude just short of a visible eye roll. I felt like I was a huge inconvenience to them just by being a paying guest. The only person there who was nice was the waitress from Newcastle who was lovely and attentive. The food took so long for four people that we lost the will to order dessert and left unhappy - we waited so long and it really wasn’t worth the wait at all. I’ve has the same experience twice at this place in a month so I will not be going back nor will my family or friends who accompanied me on each visit.
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