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The Moon & Mushroom Inn

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High Road, Swilland IP6 9LR, England
+44 1473 785320
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived at this pub it struck me as the sort of place fairies or dwarfs might hang out on their day off. Massive amounts of character and cosy nooks and crannies, I was over the 'moon' to find on a chilly May day they still had the log burner alive! Lovely professional welcome from the landlady and my... More 

1 Thank kizzy19
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our fourth visit this year and always a welcoming and lovely experience Staff so welcoming and the food excellent. Home cooking at its best and can honestly say the best Sunday lunch I have had this year anywhere x Today roast pork which was so tasty And a home made Chicken Kiev which a friend had which was also lovely... More 

Thank keith j
elizabeth g, Owner at The Moon & Mushroom Inn, responded to this review

Keith It was a treat to welcome you again on Sunday. I could see you loved the roast. I have to say we do lovely roast dinners - the trick is buying the best meat. Hope to see you again soon More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable evening at this lovely pub and had a warm welcome from Donna who looked after us wonderfully. The food was excellent - delicious fish soup - and, on a cold Spring night, the fires and fairy lights were lovely. Thoroughly recommended. Our dog was spoiled with treats from Donna and we'll be back soon.

Thank woodie1964
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Found this place by accident, but would certainly go back, very friendly, open fire, which makes the atmosphere warm and cosy, we ordered the Sunday roast, which was lovely. Would definitely recommend this place!!

Thank Alison T
Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife & I have visited the pub on 3 occasions in the last 6 months when we have stayed in the area in our motorhome. Before our 1st visit, last Oct, we browsed the CAMRA website for dog friendly pubs & found this one as well as the Barley Mow in nearby Witnesham. The first thing to impress me... More 

Thank David B
elizabeth g, Owner at The Moon & Mushroom Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It makes all the difference & we do try really hard to please everyone. We've just had our safer food audit & we got 5, which is the highest score The Environmental Officer says the same thing every time we have a review " You don't allow dogs in the Restaurant"? It... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to this beautiful country pub in December. The food home cooked and delicious.Outstanding and attentive service and very cosy ambient. Will definitely be back !

Thank Donna-Marie W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Had a Catalan Fish Soup absolutely the best fish soup I have had outside Spain better than my own!!! Made on the premises by a lovely who had lived in Spain would go back tomorrow for more . Great atmosphere very nice person who greeted us roaring log fire on a miserable day with a good Chillian Sauvignon who could... More 

Thank suedewick
Diss, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Husband and I went to the Moon and Mushroom yesterday evening and had a very nice meal . It was quieter than I would have expected for a Friday night and I can't understand why. We travelled about 30 mins to get there but I would say that was worthwhile. Quite an extensive menu and said all was homecooked. Nice... More 

Thank Carole B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We are regular visitors to this delightful village pub and again this evening, had a lovely meal. Both the minted lamb suet pudding and chicken/leek pie were delicious, with fresh veg and roast potatoes. We couldn't resist the puddings - the creme brulee and date/walnut pudding were lovely.

Thank _j_stainer
Needham Market, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the moment we walked through the front door for the first time we received a warm welcome from front of house Donna . The drinks that followed and a friendly explanation of the menu and specials lead to very enjoyable and relaxing evening with friends. Met Nikki the owner and outstanding chef for a foodie chat...great cooking too. Fantastic... More 

Thank Jerry_and_springer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Road, Swilland IP6 9LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Swilland
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 785320
The Moon and Mushroom is a quaint 16th century Inn. It is believed it was used as a staging post for prisoners being deported to the Colonies from the Ipswich Assizes. This beautiful old Pub was featured by Sky News all day during the Jubilee weekend and we were chosen from all of East Anglia to light the Rural Beacon which was televised nationally and internationallyThe Moon and Mushroom has won The Best Country Village Pub for Food and Drink on 2 separate occasions.Real Ale from small East Anglia Micro Breweries is served straight from the Tap Room and our varied menu is all locally sourced and cooked here on the premises.This is a fabulous old pub with no juke box, one armed bandit or television

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?