Ipswich: Popular lunch club gets seal of approval from town mayor

Ipswich Mayor Mary Blake visits the Over 60's Lunch Club at The Brickmakers Arms, Ipswich after reci

Ipswich Mayor Mary Blake visits the Over 60's Lunch Club at The Brickmakers Arms, Ipswich after recieving a letter from Irene Webb about how good it is Ipswich Mayor with some of the staff and Irene Webb (Right of Mayor) - Credit: Archant

THE Mayor of Ipswich dropped in at a popular pensioner lunch club after receiving a letter from a lady who is a regular visitor.

Ipswich Mayor Mary Blake visits the Over 60's Lunch Club at The Brickmakers Arms, Ipswich after reci

Ipswich Mayor Mary Blake visits the Over 60's Lunch Club at The Brickmakers Arms, Ipswich after recieving a letter from Irene Webb about how good it is - Credit: Archant

Irene Webb wrote to mayor Mary Blake full of praise for The Brickmakers Arms’ weekly lunch club for the elderly.

The club, which has been running for a couple of years, offers a tasty and fresh homemade two-course lunch, cooked by head chef Lisa Brown, as well as three games of bingo.

Laura Fuller, assistant manager of the pub in Spring Road, said: “Irene wrote to the mayor because she wanted to thank all the staff for everything they do with the lunch club. She said we do a wonderful job week in and week out.”

She added: “We have between 60 and 70 pensioners in for the club every week and they absolutely love it.

“The pensioners range in age from a young pensioner of 60 right up to a couple of 90-year-olds.”

The lunch club runs every Tuesday at noon and is always packed out.

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Laura said: “We can’t physically fit any more people in here on Tuesdays. The only place that isn’t covered is at the bar.

“There’s been bums on every seat possible and there have been occasions where we’ve had to bring extra tables in.

“It’s really satisfying to see so many people come along.”

Anyone wanting more information on the lunch club should call the pub on 01473 726608.