About Us

A friendly family welcome is extended to all who visit The Highwayman, a grade II listed 17th century timber framed building that has been sympathetically extended. Located on the A140, just a few minutes outside Ipswich, Needham Market and Stowmarket in Suffolk, The Highwayman is easily accessible and an ideal meeting point for all occasions.

David & Olga took over the running of The Highwayman restaurant in Ipswich in October 2004 and warmly welcome everyone to sample the honest homecooked food, a good selection and well kept real ales. The main restaurant and galleries provide a traditional and relaxing atmosphere in the which to dine amongst soft lighting that compliments the exposed oak frame of the building.

Our food is all about the ingredients which, whenever possible, are locally sourced, seasonal and always freshly prepared. In particular a relaxing Sunday lunchtime at The Highwayman is sure to become a tradition. Tuck into roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

We have various facilities available for functions, conferences, parties, wedding receptions, Christenings or child naming ceremonies and funerals.

David & Olga's many years in the hospitality trade will ensure that the planning of your wedding or corporate event will go smoothly and effortlessly from start to finish. A small finger buffet to a large formal dinner can be catered for an tailored to meet your budget and requirements.

Christmas 2014


We are now taking bookings for 2014 Christmas parties and Christmas day meals.

Christmas Day Menu
Christmas Party Menu



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