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Buttermarket Shopping Centre

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Address: St Stephens Ln, Ipswich, England
Phone Number:
+44 1473 281580
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:30
Sat 08:00 - 19:00

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Shopping

They seem to be spending a lot off money revamping the buttermarket which is good still got some improvements to do but it looks and feels alot better still room for improvement... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Wayne A
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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This main Centre is a worth a visit for all the family. It has a Cinema for the family, also many good Restaurant's. and food caters for all the family. And shops to visit and if you would like a workout there is a gym.

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Thank shirleytyler2016
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I took my autistic grand daughter to see Santa yesterday the 21st of December. He was absolutely brilliant with her, such a change to find someone who could empathise and read the situation. She had the best day out for ages and can't stop talking about it. Thank you Santa and a Happy Christmas.

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Thank Alice P
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What was the idear here. Was it supposed to be an indoor shopping center, if so it failed.A large indoor area with very few shops and loads of empty space. I suppose it will be ideal if its raining outside but with not even a coffee shop in it you will have no good reason to hang about.

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Thank Nick T
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

They seem to be spending a lot off money revamping the buttermarket which is good still got some improvements to do but it looks and feels alot better still room for improvement seems to be going in the direction and should be really nice when the project is complete will have to wait and see!!

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Thank Wayne A
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The shopping centre just got much better, there is a cinema there now and gym. Still TKmaxx and other shops.

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Thank zyswicks
Harlow, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

we did see the buttermarket very run down did look closed ,but around the area many shops offering the usual fare,debenhams m&s greggs and many more,need something theres a shop here for it.

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Thank Simon J
suffolk uk
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154 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

If you are thinking of coming here to do your Christamas shopping-time of writing November 2015...just don't. The centre has been a failure almost from the start and certainly since it lost Alders its department store and its Food Court. Many reasons have been put forward for this but the decline continues, a few shops and a lot of closed... More 

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Thank smartesthorse
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This building Is a really nice design, yes there are hardly any shops in the centre but that's just because of the building work that is due to finish December 2016 (Ipswich star). There are still a few nice shops in the centre which are, TK Maxx, grapetree, Holland and Barratt and boots. Hopefully there shall be more shops opening... More 

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Thank marshy1996
colchester uk
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80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I was shocked when I visited this shopping centre today and I concur with other recent reviews. It's a mess. There's scaffolding and major maintenance work going on inside but I didn't see any notices explaining what was happening. Many shops are empty and I feel sorry for those remaining. TK Maxx is still there though and worth a browse.

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Thank theladycherie
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Needs more shops and food area.. Only good for a couple of shops what a waste! Needs a re vamp asap.. And investment ... Wait and see...

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