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The Mulberry Tree - Free House

5 Woodbridge Road | Ipswich, Ipswich IP4 2EA, England
+44 1473 225776
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Rural Outcasts.

If you want some live music on Saturday nights then i would recommend you give this place a look... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Michael M
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East Anglia
Theatre visit

We 3ladies on trip to the Regent theatre were having a problem finding somewhere to eat ,went in... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
_lindaandsteff
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Now a privately owned pub which was reopened in March 2012 after being refurbished from January 2012. The pub has a selection of up to 16 Real Ales, (8 on hand pull and 8 on gravity) 6 to 8+ Real Ciders on at one time (more in summer) & many Lagers, Wines & Spirits. We pride ourselves in running a friendly and welcoming pub that accepts well behaved children and dogs. We have an outdoor seating area and plenty of seating inside. THERE IS NOW; Seating at the back in a new covered/heated smoking shelter. It incorporates a BBQ area and a large WOOD FIRED Pizza oven. The NEW BUILD includes a new kitchen which serves home cooked meals 7 days a week from noon till 9pm. Band days food orders finish earlier, check with pub for details. Friday & Saturday evenings we have live bands ranging in genre from Ska/Reggae, Rock covers and originals bands. We have a fortnightly Sunday Folk Session which we invite players and fans alike to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you soon. See Face Book 'Mulberry Tree - Free House' or Grapevine for details
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“live band” (3 reviews)
“the pub” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:59 - 01:10
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5 Woodbridge Road | Ipswich, Ipswich IP4 2EA, England
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+44 1473 225776
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you want some live music on Saturday nights then i would recommend you give this place a look. Rural Outcasts were playing and did a good gig with a play list which was right up my street. A good selection of beers and fast...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We 3ladies on trip to the Regent theatre were having a problem finding somewhere to eat ,went in the Mulberry tree ,the man said sorry we're not doing food tonight ,but if you want to get fish and chips from the shop up the road...More

Thank _lindaandsteff
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thanks ladies. Sorry food was not on. Staffing issues means we don't have cover lately and I'd rather hold back than put out an inferior service. Glad you understood. 4 stars? Surely a 5 for all the effort, service and cheeky banter ;-) hope to...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been to the pub many times and I am about to move to the area. I was about to go on a house viewing and needed the toilet, I called in the pub and got stopped bar two bar men. I explained politely...More

Thank lyndsayedwards79
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Dear Lyndsay. Thank you for your review of us as a toilet after your brief visit. We are in fact a public house and since you know this (as you've visited us before) why not bother to rate us at that point? A review of...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Now I know this Pub has live Music on an evening and probably get's its stars for the users to frequent the place the, I have seen a couple of bands here. BUT.. I popped in Lunch time on a Saturday, it was dead. The...More

Thank Stephen B
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Dear Stephen Thank you for your 'review' - it has to be be said I am always disappointed when we get a poor review which I'm pleased to say is not very often. All businesses will from time to time get them. We can't be...More

Reviewed 22 May 2016

Always a friendly welcome. This pub does three things - live music in the evenings (otherwise it's quiet), a choice of 8 real ales, and about half-a-dozen real ciders. They will offer you a taste if you're not sure which one to try. They do...More

Thank Ian P
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Hi Ian Thanks for your review, they are always welcomed. We hoped you liked your experience with us. We like to think we do hospitality well and we always look to improve helped by our customer comments. We do a minimum of 8 ciders at...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Went to this lovely bright and friendly pub for the third time this weekend and have to say been very impressed with it every time. This weekend I was pleasantly surprised to find freshly made pizzas being cooked in the custom made wood burning oven.What...More

1  Thank Carmela W
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Dear Carmela So very pleased you loved our Pizzas and the pub generally. We will be happy to see you come back to sample our food and hospitality. Best wishes Des S.

Reviewed 3 May 2016

Lovely warm friendly pub,always great service and great bands.Tried a pizza on Sunday cooked outside in the authentic oven ,was amazing would recommend it:)More

Thank rachelp10022016
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Dear Rachel We at the Mulberry Tree are most happy to cater to our appreciative customers. The Pizza Oven is a newish venture and its still work in progress. Our recipes are our own and I think the cost is very reasonable for our hand...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and two children before the theatre on a Monday evening after realising for the 50th time that the Chinese don't don't do Monday's. Our dinner turned up after a pre-warned 45 minutes. Food was ok if you're used to shopping at...More

2  Thank geoffroys_cat
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your response today. I have looked at the review closely and made some inquiries of my staff and the manager on shift that evening. We asked ourselves many a question to get to the bottom of why you were as...More

Reviewed 9 April 2016

This pub seemed a bit dark and dingy at first but it did grow on me. It was a Friday night and a decent crowd were in. A live band were performing and i very much enjoyed this. Some venues I've been to recently the...More

1  Thank Michael M
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Dear Michael We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that the music was to your liking. We have music every Friday and Saturday's and some Sundays too - also Folk every 2 weeks on the Sunday. We keep the volume within a...More

Reviewed 22 March 2016

I struggled to find somewhere I wanted to go into in Ipswich (should have looked at Tripadvisor!) The Mulberry Tree was a pleasant surprise. Good food served by friendly staff and value for money. I would go again if I'm in the area.More

1  Thank K B
DIRECTOR_DES, Owner at The Mulberry Tree - Free House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your kind report. I so pleased that your day turned out fine with us. And yes, if you are back this way we'd be most happy to welcome you back. Kind regards Des S. Owner and your chef on the...More

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Rosemary B
Do they do meals all day
17 February 2015|
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Response from DIRECTOR_DES | Property representative |
Hi Rosemary. At the moment we are referbing out kitchen and building an outside dining area to open for late April/ May time. The proposed minimum hrs will be noon to 9pm to order Mon to Thurs. Fri/Sat last orders at... More
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