Pub is going from strength to strength

AN IPSWICH pub has been fighting back against the recession since it opened.

AN IPSWICH pub has been fighting back against the recession since it opened.

The Arboretum pub in High Street, Ipswich opened its doors to the public in December 2008 and the energetic and imaginative team, as well as a good quality product has taken them from strength to strength in these otherwise tough six months.

Pub manager Will Bowman said: “Popular demand has led to a good deal of expansion to include the opening of our upstairs function/dining room, adding another 40 covers to the restaurant and allowing us to cater for larger groups and private parties.”

After having refurbished their rear garden area, they are making great use of the space over the summer and seasonally adapting the menu to suit the fine weather with their with all day brunch and barbeque days scheduled over weekends and bank holidays.

Mr Bowman added: “We have endeavoured to keep the appeal broad, from hosting the Annual General Meeting of the real ale group CAMRA and wine tasting evenings from independent wine merchant Corney and Barrow and finding that the Arboretum is popular with drinkers and diners alike.

“Branding the Arboretum as A Traditional Public House with Contemporary British Food we have found our market in Ipswich and we are looking towards even greater expansion in the coming year.”

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