Home   Ipswich   News   Article

Five Suffolk riverside restaurants you need to visit to celebrate National Hospitality Day, located in Ipswich, Sudbury and Woodbridge




Suffolk is blessed with plenty of quality restaurants, many boasting stunning river views and impressive menus, that are the perfect hidden gems to enjoy a meal or a few drinks with your friends.

In preparation for National Hospitality Day, which is on September 18, here's five of our county's riverside restaurants that you need to visit:

Riverside Bar and Restaurant - Sudbury

Riverside Restaurant, Sudbury. Picture: Google Maps. (50647303)
Riverside Restaurant, Sudbury. Picture: Google Maps. (50647303)

Set on the banks of the picturesque River Stour in Sudbury, with stunning views across the water, the Riverside Bar and Restaurant is the perfect destination for a tranquil evening of good food and atmosphere.

The family-friendly restaurant boasts a quirky and stylish interior with an impressive menu of fresh fish, pasta, sharing platters and meat dishes.

Whether you opt to stay inside and enjoy music at the bar or sit on the decking and relax as the river flows by, Riverside is a great choice for a delicious meal and a drink or two.

Ramsholt Arms - Ramsholt

Ramsholt Arms, Woodbridge. Picture: Google Maps. (50647408)
Ramsholt Arms, Woodbridge. Picture: Google Maps. (50647408)

The Ramsholt Arms, in Ramsholt near Woodbridge, has breathtaking views over the River Deben and is the only pub on the river that faces south, making it the perfect location to capture the sunset over a few drinks.

The seasonal menu ranges from local seafood and American barbecue cuisine during the summer to hearty local game dishes on offer during winter months.

With big open windows facing the river, as well as plenty of outdoor seating space, The Ramsholt Arms is well worth a visit.

Bistro on the Quay - Ipswich

Bistro on the Quay, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps. (50647590)
Bistro on the Quay, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps. (50647590)

Bistro on the Quay in Ipswich has a stylish and trendy brunch menu as well as plenty of options for dinner and drinks, making it a worthwhile visit for all.

With views facing the quay and an extensive list of wines from around the globe, which are also sold from the on-site wine boutique, diners can choose to eat inside the restaurant or in the seating area outside and watch the boats go by.

The Maybush Inn - Waldringfield

The Maybush, Waldringfield. Picture: Google Maps. (50647652)
The Maybush, Waldringfield. Picture: Google Maps. (50647652)

Serving everything from scampi to crab to steak, and with several vegan and vegetarian options as well as a children's menu, The Maybush Inn offers something for all the family.

Situated a stones throw from the River Deben and with views of boats and yachts from the nearby sailing club, the Inn is the perfect location for a relaxed get-together with a view.

The Butt and Oyster - Pin Mill

The Butt and Oyster, Pin Mill. Picture: Google Maps. (50647749)
The Butt and Oyster, Pin Mill. Picture: Google Maps. (50647749)

The Butt and Oyster at Pin Mill in Ipswich looks out over the River Orwell, a stunning backdrop for the traditional British pub.

Serving seafood and burgers alongside quirky dishes like poke bowls and falafel pitta bread, this quaint restaurant offers dinner and drinks with a view, with friendly service and plenty of choice.

Visitors can choose from indoor or outdoor seating and dietary requirements are well accommodated.

Which of these restaurants with a view takes your fancy?

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk