Marita took over The Woolpack in February 2013 and it retains all the original ancient pub charm and character following a much-needed major refurbishment and update.
The frontage dates from the 18th century, but behind it lies one of Ipswich’s most ancient inns – one of only 24 public houses listed in a town assessment of 1689 though built a century or more earlier.
Legend suggests the existence of ancient smugglers’ tunnels from the pub to the waterfront.
We host quiz nights and live music, and there’s a great range of both traditional and modern board games available for our guests to play. We are also dog friendly and welcome children of all ages.
One of our major achievements this year has been making it to be one of the three finalists in the Pub Of The Year category of the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2016. We didn’t win, but being in the top three of all the entrants is pretty good – and watch this space next year!!
The Ipswich Star ran a highly complimentary double-spread feature on our food and drink recently (see below) and READ IT HERE, adding to our thoughts that really we must be the best pub in Ipswich! Well, we think so, and hope you do too.