Ivy House Country Hotel

Ivy Lane, Oulton Broad , Lowestoft, Suffolk , United Kingdom, NR33 8HY
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Monday- Friday 7-9.30 am breakfast, 12-2 pm lunch, 6.30-9.30pm dinner
Saturday & Sunday 8.30-10 am breakfast,
Sunday food served from 12 - 8pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free Parking
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

About Ivy House Country Hotel

The main restaurant is a 17th century thatched barn with the addition of Eves bar for bar meals and Ivy Hall for Sunday carvery.

Cuisine: Bar, Carvery, Fine Dining, High Tea, Set Menu
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Good food , great service, lovely setting

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Had a lovely relaxing meal, staff very attentive, good quality food, service first class. Definitely recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

very good and made a special effort to provide roast chicken for a member of our group who could not eat pork or beef. Many thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Very pleasant stay, spacious comfortable room.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Amazing high tea, quality produce amidst beautiful surroundings.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Delicious afternoon tea and lovely atmosphere for a catch up with a friend

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Superb location food beautiful staff friendly and helpful will definitely be returning

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Have visited The Crooked Barn for lunch at least six times these last few months and mostly eaten al fresco, but for the last three times it has been in The Barn. All precautions have been attended to, which is one of the reasons we have been so many times. The service, food and ambience are excellent. See you again soon !

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

We had a wonderful lunch, the food served was excellent and extremely tasty. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Our surroundings were warm and cosy with wonderful views of the gardens . There was a promotion on reducing the bill which made the bill more affordable.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

The food was really nice , the staff are lovely and polite, many years ago I had a bad meal here but I’ve been twice now in last 6 weeks and I think there must be a new chef as both times food was delicious and well presented

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Really lovely roast dinner. Young lady who served us was very friendly. Loved the Pinot Noir

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

First visit and will definitely come again. Staff excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Wonderful experience, staff all very welcoming and nothing too much trouble, Even during breakfast when they were obviously understaffed our server remained polite cheerful and efficient. Food excellent Grounds fabulous Large room Check in/ out simple

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 October 2020

We were made to feel very welcome in this beautiful restaurant and there were a high level of covid safety features in place such as temperature checks and well spaced out tables. A beautiful setting and delicious tea and cakes. It was a lovely opportunity to catch up with good friends x

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Visited On Monday, 19 October 2020

The best afternoon tea we’ve had. The sandwiches were delicious as were the scones. Nice to have a dessert and small cakes instead of large slices. As much tea as we wanted.We stayed all afternoon didn’t feel pressured to leave which was lovely

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Visited On Monday, 19 October 2020

Great and swift service! Nothing was too much to ask of them!! Very polite, knowledgeable and accommodating.

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Visited On Monday, 19 October 2020

It is nice that that the 25% is still available.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Excellent

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Spacious room and hotel is right next to a nature reserve and Oulton Broad. Staff numbers were limited but they worked really hard to ensure our stay was enjoyable and Covid safe. Would recommend and go again 😎.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

We booked a table for 3 and arrived to be have our Covid temp tests done ✅ and then shown to our table and cannot fault the staff on the night who were so rushed off their feet through how busy the night was !! My only gripe was me and father-in-law ordered surf and turf then when we got our meal we had no scampi and after the lady looked at the menu we was told that we had ordered off a old menu and that there was no scampi , would have been nice to have been told that when we ordered but still the meal we had was absolutely lovely 😊 , just felt sorry for the staff on the night who had a few people moaning but it wasn’t their fault for how busy they were !! So maybe try and get more staff for when there are lots of people booked in would have been better

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

I complained about the depressing background music in eve's bar, we had a cream tea the tea was very strong a bit like "builders brew" the cream tasted slightly "off" however the scones were very nice, served warm and tasted very fresh.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

My wife and 2 friends had a very enjoyable 2 night stay. The rooms were spacious and very clean and the food was really excellent, well presented and very enjoyable. Great breakfast too and plenty of choice for our evening meal. The staff were all friendly and attentive and every attempt was made to keep everything clean to avoid any infection. We are looking forward to returning soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

We all had a lovely meal for our sons 21st birthday in a lovely setting with a good atmosphere and very friendly staff

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Always a pleasure to sit and relax with friends for lunch. The staff are coping well with the present situation and really looking after customers ,well done.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

A lovely stay in extremely nice accommodation. Delicious meals and warm friendly service. This was excellent value and a wonderful relaxing break.

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