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Ipswich : Michelin's recommendations


This lively town at the head of the Orwell estuary was a major port and trading centre in the Middle Ages. Today, Ipswich is mostly Victorian and modern in character, but has retained its Anglo-Saxon street layout and about a dozen medieval churches (just the towers of some remain). The Tower Ramparts exist in name only; now a vast pedestrian area including the Buttermarket shopping precinct.

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Tourist attractions Ipswich : Things to see and do

  • Christchurch Mansion

    Soane Street GB - Ipswich IP4 2BX

    This Tudor style building has some treasures from the town of Ipswich and its surroundings. It has a fine collection of paintings by 17C artists from Suffolk, including Constable (The Mill Stream, the House of Willy Lott and two paintings of the Stou..

  • St Margaret's Church

    Bolton Lane GB - Ipswich IP42

    This 14C parish church built from finely worked stone houses a remarkable diaphragm framework and 13C stele.

  • Ancient house

    Buttermarket GB - Ipswich IP42

    This house has decorative elements from the Restoration, with stucco relief featuring nymphs, pelicans and the continents known at the time. Although it is now a shop, visitors can admire the oak panelling completed in around 1603, the ceilings and t..

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Hotels Ipswich

  • Holiday Inn Ipswich Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    London Road GB - Ipswich IP2 0UA

    Prix Prices from : 53 £

    Located 10 minutes from Ipswich city centre, the hotel is easily accessible from the A12 and A14 and features a range of leisure facilities. The hotel is situated at the Copdock Interchange of the A12 and A14. It offers 108 bedrooms with air condi..

  • pentahotel Ipswich

    Ranelagh Road GB - Ipswich IP2 0AD

    Situated just outside Ipswich centre, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from Ipswich Railway Station. The pentahotel Ipswich has a fitness centre, traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. The spacious bedrooms feature bare wooden floors and mo..

  • The Mermaid

    The Mermaid, Handforth Bridge, Yarmouth Road, Ipswich GB - Ipswich IP1 2EN

    Set in Ipswich, 700 metres from Portman Road, The Mermaid boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is fitted with a pr..

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Restaurants Ipswich

  • Hadleigh Ram Traditional pubs serving food 

    5 Market Place GB - IP7 5DL Hadleigh

    Stylish, contemporary dining pub with neatly laid tables. Elaborate modern cooking features lots of ingredients in some original combinations. If you've come just for a drink you'll feel most at home on the attractive terrace.

  • Red Lion Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Main St GB - IP9 1DX Chelmondiston

    Smartly refurbished former pub with a few comfy chairs in the bar and two dining rooms furnished with dark wood tables and Lloyd Loom chairs. Menus offer a broad range of dishes and daily specials. The bubbly owner leads the service.

  • Hintlesham Hall Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    GB - IP8 3NS Hintlesham

  • Kesgrave Hall Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Hall Rd. GB - IP5 2PU Ipswich

  • Eaterie Quite comfortable restaurant 

    1 Neptune Quay GB - IP4 1AX Ipswich

    Modern hotel brasserie in an old salt warehouse, with a zinc-topped bar, gold pillars, modern art and padded booths. Tasty brasserie dishes and numerous specials focus largely on seafood. Eat on the terrace, overlooking the marina.

  • Trongs Comfortable restaurant 

    23 St Nicholas St GB - IP1 1TW Ipswich

    Brightly painted restaurant filled with flowers and candles. The owners are from Hanoi: the parents and one son cook - his brother runs front of house. The extensive menu specialises in vibrant dishes from northern China; try the spring rolls.

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