Where to get cosy by a fireplace

Rug up and head out for an evening by the fire at these restaurants.
12 Apr 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

As the temperature drops there’s nothing better than sitting by a cosy fire, wine or beer in hand or enjoying a delicious meal.  Here’s four places in Ipswich where you can stay warm and cosy watching the flames this winter.

Spicers Hidden Vale


The re-built Homage Restaurant design includes a double sided fire place.  There’s comfy lounges where you can sit and enjoy the warmth of the fire with a drink and nearby tables overlook the fireplace.  There’s also a fire pit outside to help up the ambiance.

The Cottage Restaurant

The Cottage Restaurant

At The Cottage Restaurant there are two fireplaces.  The restaurant is a converted heritage home and the warmth travels throughout the rooms.  They also have a fantastic seasonal menu to try out in winter.

Jets Leagues Club

Ipswich Jets Leagues Club

Being one of the oldest pubs in Ipswich, Jets still has a fireplace which was retained in their recent renovations.  There’s a beautiful lounge nearby, making a cosy nook to enjoy a drink or two.

Prince Alfred Hotel

Prince Alfred Hotel

The Prince Alfred Hotel has a gas fire in it’s foyer area which creates a cosy atmosphere.  Enjoy a glass of something while waiting for your meal as you watch the flames flicker.

Woodlands of Marburg

Fireplace in the cellar at Woodlands of Marburg

There is a working fireplace in the cellar at Woodlands of Marburg.  The cellar is available for private bookings, great for celebrations.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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