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Pub grub rates top in contest

PUBLISHED: 13:32 30 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 March 2010

MORE entries for this Evening Star's Suffolk Pub of the Year 2002 have come in - and it seems you love your food just as much as your drink!

While we've had entries for many of the 13 categories, food seems to be reason many of you are visiting pubs.

MORE entries for this Evening Star's Suffolk Pub of the Year 2002 have come in - and it seems you love your food just as much as your drink!

While we've had entries for many of the 13 categories, food seems to be reason many of you are visiting pubs.

And why not? Suffolk has some cracking pubs, which offer superb food – often at extremely reasonable rates.

The Grinning Rat in St Helens Street has received many votes with readers citing the excellent food on offer. One voter said it was "an ideal pub for family and friends", while another deemed it "a fun place to drink".

Also popular with Star readers is the Fat Cat in Spring Road, Ipswich.

One reader proudly stated: "the baguettes, pies and pasties are top notch – who needs plastic fish and chips?"

The Lord Nelson in Ipswich also gets votes for the food on offer, which, according to one reader, is "fresh and delicious".

Wintnesham's Barley Mow and The Seal in Woodbridge also score highly with cuisine aficionados and show that this competition is attracting votes from outside Ipswich.

It's not only old pubs that are getting votes - The Old Orleans in Cardinal Park has received a vote despite the fact that it's a relative newcomer on the Ipswich scene.

Meanwhile traditional favourites such as the Lavenham Greyhound and the

Man On The Moon in Palmcroft Road is also in the running after receiving that important vote.

Apart from the category for Best Food in a pub, there are other categories such as Family Pub of the Year, Real Ale Pub of the Year and Community Pub of the Year and Village Pub of the Year.

Apart from these there are regional categories – for Felixstowe, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Hadleigh, West Suffolk and East Suffolk.

Simply fill in the coupon below and briefly explain your choice – remember – just one vote for your favourite pub will put it in the running!


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