The Woolpack – a very English pub with an ancient history
The Woolpack retains all the original ancient charm and character of one of Ipswich’s most well-known pubs.
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.
Today The Woolpack offers a range of cask ales and ciders and home cooked pub food served 7 days a week including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and wonderful Sunday roasts (all currently subject to revision under the government’s coronavirus recommendations and rules). Just this December we received a glowing review of our food from a leading food critic – read it on THIS PAGE.
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 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. 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, adding to our thoughts that really we must be the best pub in Ipswich! Well, we think so, and hope you do too.