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New Years Eve at Isaacs

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Free Entry at Isaacs

With than a week left of 2017, what are your plans to celebrate and see in 2018? At Isaacs on the Quay, we love a New Year’s Eve celebration, and this year is no different. We’ve got DJ Luke Driver with us all night, playing some great hits to get you up on your feet – and the best part of it is, it’s free, we won’t charge you to come and celebrate with us.

Our bar will be serving until 1.30am, and our main menu will be running until 9.00pm, with the Griddle and Pizza Al Taglio staying open until 12.00am, meaning you can have a midnight snack to keep you going.

If you haven’t got any plans for New Year’s Eve, why not come and celebrate with us at Isaacs? We will be open from 7.00am for breakfast, so whether we’re part of your celebrations, or you spend the entire night with us, we look forward to celebrating with you.

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Rugby at Isaacs

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The Autumn Internationals are back

It’s already been an action-packed year of rugby, but it’s not over yet. Join us throughout November and the start of December as England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales take on teams from the Southern Hemisphere, in the return of the Autumn Internationals.

The 2016 series saw England win all four of their matches and Ireland beat the All Blacks for the first time in 111 years. Can the teams continue their success into 2017? Join us at Isaacs and find out. We will be showing all the games live, in HD.

For details on the Autumn International fixtures, including kick-off times, can be found below and on our visit our Live Sports Calendar.

Saturday 11th of November 2017

14:00 Italy vs Fiji

14:30 Scotland vs Samoa

15:00 England vs Argentina

17:15 Wales vs Australia

17:30 Ireland vs South Africa

19:45 France vs New Zealand

Tuesday 14th November 2017

18:30 France vs New Zealand

Saturday 18th of November 2017

14:00 Italy vs Argentina

14:30 Wales vs Georgia

15:00 England vs Australia

17:15 Scotland vs New Zealand

17:30 Ireland vs Fiji

19:45 France vs South Africa

Saturday 25th of November 2017

14:00 Italy vs South Africa

14:30 Scotland vs Australia

15:00 England vs Samoa

17:15 Wales vs New Zealand

17:30 Ireland vs Argentina

19:45 France vs Japan

Saturday 2nd December

14:30 Wales vs South Africa



50% Off Food

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Wednesday’s just got better with our 50% off food promotion

Until 29th November 2017, we are offering all Isaacs App users 50% off food on our main menu every Wednesday between 5.00pm and 9.00pm in Isaacs on the Quay and 5.00pm – 10.00pm in Pizza Al Taglio.

To benefit from this offer, download the Isaacs App for free, from either the App Store or Google Play and show the voucher, from within the app to your server – it’s that simple.

So why not take an evening off cooking, meet your friends and enjoy a mid-week night out.

The promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, and full terms and conditions apply. To view these terms, please download the Isaacs App and visit the terms and conditions section.

Click Here For more details on the Isaacs App and how to download it

Father’s Day

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This Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June 2017, why not treat your dad to lunch with the Isaacs Father’s Day special. For just £9.95 your dad can enjoy the Isaacs burger, meat or vegan option, and a pint, or soft drink of his choice. Plus, from 3.00pm, we’ve got the fantastic MJSoul Band playing in the Courtyard, so join us for an afternoon of Soul, Funk and Reggae.

Isaacs is a family venue, please drink responsibly.

Valentines Day 2017 Two For Tuesday!

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On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, our pizza bar will be offering a two-for-Tuesday! From 1130am-10pm, select any two slices of pizza, and get your cheapest selection absolutely free. With dinner sorted, the rest of the day or evening is up to you.

So why don’t you celebrate Valentines Day this year by joining us at Pizza Al Taglio.  We will be setting up some intimate areas where you can enjoy a classic Italian pizza and save some money too!  Remember if the other half notices that its a Two for Tuesday don’t worry simply tell them you have used the money to buy them a better gift. Simples!


RBS Six Nations Rugby 2017

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Six Nations Rugby 2017 at Isaacs

6 nations rugbyWell it’s that time of year again when the Rugby playing European nations do battle in the RBS Six Nations.  We will be showing all the matches on our big screens and selling a beer brewed especially for the championship, food will be available throughout the games.

After England’s defeat in the Rugby World Cup in 2015, they appointed Eddie Jones as their coach and have now gone unbeaten in all tests, this includes the RBS Six Nations Grand Slam in 2016.

The 2017 RBS Six Nations is shaping up to be a tough tournament with England and Ireland the favourites to win.

The tournament kicks off on the 4th February with Scotland taking on Ireland at Murrayfield followed by England vs France at Twickenham.  The first weekend finishes off on the Sunday with Italy taking on Wales in Rome.

Predictions for Round 1 are wins for Ireland, England and Wales.

Round 2 has games between Italy at home to Ireland, Wales at home to England and France at home to Scotland.

Predictions for Round 2 are wins for Ireland, England and France

Round 3 predictions are wins for Wales, Ireland and England

Round 4 predictions are wins for Ireland, France and England

Round 5 is a special weekend at Isaacs as it is St Patricks Weekend, with music and a very special beer from Briarbank available.

If our predictions are right the Grand Slam will be up for grabs between what we are all seeing as the game of the round between Ireland and England you of course can watch all the games at Isaacs, however if there is one game you must come and watch it would be this one it kicks off at 5pm but come here early enjoy a drink or two and bit to eat and cheer on the two team.

Our final predictions are Scotland win against Italy, Wales win in Paris and our head says England will win in Dublin but our heart is with an Irish win and Grand Slam.

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New Year’s Eve at Isaacs

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Ten years of Isaacs on the Quay

Did you know October marks ten years of Isaacs on the Quay? To celebrate we will be throwing fun bash on New Year’s Eve. Live DJ Luke Driver will be taking requests for the big night and to top it off entry is completely free! We’ll be celebrating from 7:00 PM 31st December and closing at 1:30 AM January 1st.

Haven’t got any plans for New Year’s Eve, why not come and join us at Isaacs? If you visit our Facebook Event here we will be sharing nostalgia from our ten years on the Waterfront as well as updates on our end of year celebration. Thank you all for your ongoing support throughout the years.

ITFC pre-match hospitality

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Isaacs is the place to be for the family of Ipswich Town Football Club home supporters.

Families and fans who know how to behave are more than welcome to come along and grab a bite to eat and a drink before the big game.  You can catch up on the latest team news and then head off energised.

For those of you in a rush we offer our takeaway menu, pizza’s and we have our Carte Du Jour in operation on busier days.

Home League Games until April 2017Events disc pre-match 3

Saturday 1st October 2016- Ipswich v Huddersfield
Tuesday 18th October 2016- Ipswich v Burton Albion
Saturday 29th October 2016- Ipswich v Rotherham
Saturday 19th November 2016- Ipswich v Nottingham Forest
Saturday 26th November 2016- Ipswich v QPR
Saturday 10th December 2016- Ipswich v Cardiff
Monday 26th December 2016- Ipswich v Fullham
Friday 30th December 2016- Bristol City
Saturday 14th January 2017- Ipswich v Blackburn
Tuesday 31st January 2017- Ipswich v Derby
Saturday 4th February 2017- Ipswich v Reading
Saturday 18th February 2017- Ipswich v Leeds
Saturday 4th March 2017- Ipswich v Brentford
Tuesday 7th March 2017- Ipswich v Wolves
Saturday 1st April 2017- Ipswich v Birmingham
Tuesday 4th April 2017- Ipswich v Wigan
Monday 17th April 2017- Ipswich v Newcastle
Saturday 29th April 2017- Ipswich v Sheff Wed

Great Music this Summer

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We have some great live music lined up for you this summer!

This weekend 24th July, will see Johnny’s Cash performing @ Isaacs, who as you might expect will be performing an excellent tribute to Johnny Cash.  With the weather looking good this weekend come down and enjoy a pint of cider and a bite to eat from our cart du jour menu & listen to one of the country’s top Johnny Cash tribute acts.  the show kicks off at 3pm but we suggest you get here early, It’s going to be a good show!

Our summer music continues on the 31st July with a top tribute to Oasis, Noasis!

During August we have some excellent acts ranging from the ever popular ‘The Dolly Show’ and ‘Born Jovi’ tribute acts.  So make a date in your diary to join us every Sunday in the summer for some excellent entertainment, food and good company

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The Best Place To Watch Euro 2016 in Ipswich

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Where to watch Euro 2016 in Ipswich?

Well the answer for watching the best sport still has to be Isaacs.  We’ve got numerous screens across our bars and the big football tournaments are something of an event themselves at Isaacs.  It will be good to see who is going to do well and what future stars to watch out for in the Premier League. Who will Jose Mourinho have his eye on for a potential move to Old Trafford.

On Friday 10th of June things get underway at the Stade de France as the hosts France take on Romania in the curtain raiser.

The big name teams and players in Euro 2016 are often the usual suspects like Germany and Spain but there are some other good teams to be wary off.  France are a good team as are Italy, England have a better hope than we have had for some time but we also have the quiet teams packed with stars like Portugal and Belgium.

Below is a list of the groups and the likely order I think they will finish in:

Group A (We got the main 2 right)
France (Finished 1st)
Switzerland (2nd)
Romania (4th)
Albania (3rd)

Group B
England (Finished 2nd)
Wales (1st)
Russia (4th)
Slovakia (3rd)

Group C
Germany (Finished 1st)
Poland (2nd)
Ukraine (4th)
Northern Ireland (3rd)

Group D
Spain (Finished 2nd)
Croatia (1st)
Czech Republic (4th)
Turkey (3rd)

Group E
Italy (Finished 1st)
Belgium (2nd)
Sweden (4th)
Republic of Ireland (3rd)

Group F
Portugal (Finished 3rd – wow!)
Iceland (2nd)
Hungary (1st)
Austria (4th)

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In Group A

We have France who have a host of world stars and they have a good record of winning their opening matches when they are the hosts.

A look at the French squad


With the likes of Hugo Lloris in goal that will help no end.


They have the highly experienced Patrice Evra and Raphael Varane at the back, in honesty they have a good defence all round with a lot of premier league stars as well as Adil Rami who was amazing recently for Savilla.


Yohan Cabaye may be playing for Crystal Palace these days but he is a class act.  N’Golo Kante from Leicester and Blaise Matuidi and Paul Pogba means this is another really strong area. Morgan Schneiderlin has been called into the team late but on his season for United I haven’t seen much evidence he is a top level international midfielder.


With Olivier Giroud, Antione Griezmann, Anthony Martial and Dimitir Payet they will be good.  Let’s see how often Payet goes down though to win set plays in the final 3rd.  He’s done this too much for West Ham for me and it’s worked, his free kicks are great it’s just how he ‘wins’ them which is a little unsavoury.  France are player for player great and with the home support they will be tough opponent for anyone.  Yes there is some politics surrounding the players who HAVEN’T made the squad in Karim Benzema but that’s to every other nations gain, he is a big miss.

Notable Group Mention – Valon Behrami on his day can be good for the Swiss but the two to look out for are Xherdan Shaqiri who is outstanding and no offence too good for Stoke City, he’s a tank! Also, Arsenal have spent big signing Granit Xhaka from Monchengladbach.  These two can help the Swiss do more than some think.  They are a good team on the ball.

In Group B

A look at the English squad

England have to deal with Wales in the group who could prove a bit of trouble but with the firepower England have they should dominate all positions except for Bales.


It has to Joe Hart and ok he can have the odd bad day at the office but he is a top class keeper.


We’ve got Cahill (not my 1st choice as it should still have been John Terry) but with the greatly improved Chris Smalling we should do well.  John Stones will be good cover also and with a choice of Nathaniel Clyne, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose we have quality on the flanks.  This is England’s worst area though and even then it’s not that bad.


With Rooney leading us in midfield I suspect he will have a good tournament.  We have Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling for the attacking options and Mr Reliable, James Milner so we are ok in this area as well.  Not sure on some of the choices but we should be good.


Here is where England should be strongest.  Rooney can play here but now as he is ageing he has to play second fiddle to the amazing Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.  Daniel Sturridge if fit will be good cover and Marcus Rashford as well leaves us in good shape.

Notable Group Mention – It’s worth mentioning Bale for Wales in this group as he is a world class player and one we will need to respect but we should be ok.

In Group C

A look at the German squad


Manuel Neuer ranks somewhere in the top 3 keepers in the world if not the best.  He gives a lot of confidence but has had his wobbles of late.


Mats Hummels, a great player who will do well for Germany, he can be caught out though as he isn’t the fastest defender around.  With Jerome Boateng they will be reliable at the back and for the first time in heaven knows how long there is no ever dependable Philipp Lahm,  It’s mad to think the Germans won’t have him.


The German midfield is one of the best around.  They don’t have the tricks of Spain but they are so effective with and without the ball.  Toni Kroos is outstanding as it Julian Draxler, Marco Reus, Ilkay Gundogan and others.  Watch for Leroy Sane perhaps as an emerging star as well.  These are all £30m + players then you get to their real stars, Mario Gotze, Mesut Ozil, Andre Schurrle and the outstanding Thomas Muller.  A real powerhouse!


Up front for me Germany are not as strong as they could be.  Mario Gomze is good and Karim Bellarbi but often the midfield is asked to help with the striker.  The likes of Lukas Podolski isn’t going to be playing much I doubt so it’s mostly all on Mario Gomez.

Notable Group Mention – We have to give notable mention to Robert Lewandowski who is for me one of the best strikers in the world let alone Europe.  If he does well Poland will do well and he is good enough to upset any apple cart in this group.

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In Group D

Spain will be easing the ball around and showing how strong they are.  A hard team to beat and now they have a taste for winning on the world stage they will be among one the favourites.

A look at the Spanish squad


Two choices here.  Do they go with Iker Casillas the safe option or finally move him on for the outstanding David De Gea?  This could be the tournament they make the switch.  Either way they have two world class options.


Again Spain are packed with household names.  Gerard Pique is back with Sergio Ramos and Juanfran.  Adding to that Jordi Alba and Cesar Azpilicueta they will be in strong here.  Also keep an eye out for Marc Bertra – he is a good talent at Barcelona.


Andres Iniesta is still easily young enough to get in the team and lead it.  Thiago is there and Cesc Fabregas who I’m not so sure on.  They have the attacking threat in Isco but mainly their attacking midfield players are Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla and David Silva.  Also if they need to shut up shop they can bring on Sergio Busquets to keep things tight and a player who has had a barnstorming season Koke who was immense for Athletico Madrid.


Pedro has been a bad buy for Chelsea so far but perhaps he can spark them in the Euro’s.  With Diago Costa being dropped by Spain (he is a Brazilian by birth) this leaves them with the old guard of Torres, David Villa and not much else but nether of these are going now.  Maybe they will do a Barcelona and play with no striker but I think Alvaro Morata will lead the line as he is a great striker.  Don’t underestimate Spain but for me I don’t think it’s their year as they look too light in the striker department with only Morata as a recognised striker.

Notable Group Mention – The Czech Republic are not the force they once were but Croatia could be.  With the free kicks of Darijo Srna and Modric and Rakitic in midfield they will be a handful.  Adding to that Mandzukic upfront and I wouldn’t want them in the knockout stages.

In Group E

The famous Group of Death.  It will be two teams from three good contenders who go through here.  You would say Italy and Belgium would be the favourites but Sweden won’t go down easily.

Belgium have a host of stars where most have youth on their side.  This said, I’m not so sure it’s their time yet.  Eden Hazard and others are good but getting past the old lady of world football will be hard and Italy still have quality and above all else they somehow deliver in big tournaments.

A look at the Italian squad


This is easy, Buffon again and he is still keeping his spot on merit so they are strong here.


With Andrea Barzagli & Giorgio Chiellini they are a class act and De Scigilo is also looking like another Italian defensive master ready to go.  They also have Bonucci who has been in good form for club and country and Darmian who has had a hit and miss season in the premier league.  He for me is the weak link.  For every great game he has two bad ones it seems but Italy do tend to play him higher up the park than what his home club had done.


Stephan El Shaarawy may not be hitting the high notes and Daniel De Rossi and the master Andrea Pirlo aren’t getting any younger but they still have it.  Adding to that Marco Verratti and Thiago Motta with Antonio Candreve they have some good options.


Mario Balotelli will be there but more as a sub I suspect, he seems to have squandered too many chances.  The danger for anyone though has to be Graziano Pelle who I think will have a great tournament.  He has done well in the Premier League where he doesn’t get the classy support he will do for Italy.  His striker partner Eder will also do well.  They also have old heads to call on in Fabio Quagliarella and Ciro Immobile if needed but they should be good with Pelle & Eder.

I can see the Italians grinding out results and keeping it tight at the back.  Pelle is a big strong striker and I think they will play one up top he will battle away.  Expect Italy to end up in a few penalty shoot-outs as they will stifle a lot of creative play and therefore be hard to beat.

Notable Group Mention – Also in this group, watch out for Ibrahimovic – he is due a big tournament and Sweden could cause some issues if he is on form.  The goal he put past Jo Hart was amazing!

Lastly, Group F

Portugal have to win this group.  They should do it but coming second could cause problems for any big nation.

The Portuguese Squad


This is one area the Portuguese can suffer.  Rui Patricio their number one is good just not elite level and that could be a problem.  Then again I can’t remember a world class Portuguese keeper, just outfield players.


They have good players here but not the strongest in the tournament and this is why they have been vulnerable in tournaments.  Pepe is good, very good as is Bruno Alves and Fabio Coentrão.  Surely though they need to move on from Ricardo Carvalho but nope he is still playing ahead of Raphael Guerreiro – oddly.


Miguel Veloso – a great player and Joao Moutinho don’t seem to get the game time I think they deserve.  Will Bayern’s new buy Renato Sanches come good or the better (in my view) Joao Mario deliver?  The little known Vieirinha is also a good player as is William Carvalho.  They are well stacked in the midfield.  This is even before we get to the attacking midfield options.  Neither Nani nor Ricardo Quaresma have lived up to the hype but he is still a threat in this sort of tournament.  Danny is also a good player as well.


I would expect Portugal to go with one up top and I suspect it will be CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo and we all know how good he is.  A match winner on his own and with a strong midfield I think he will do well in the tournament but can they go beyond the knock out stages?

Notable Group Mention – There isn’t much to mention, this is a weak group to be honest.  As good as Eidur Gudjohnsen was in his day (and he was) he shouldn’t be anywhere near an international team.  Gylfi Siguardsson is worth mentioning though as he is a good player.


It will be a good tournament this but I don’t see any surprises in the group stages.  If I had to pick a winner I would find it hard to go beyond Germany.  France as a home nation could go far as could England but Germany for me look the strongest, despite England beating them recently… who knows!

Well it’s hard to pick a winner but most likely I think it will be the usual suspects.  Pick one from Spain, Germany or France and for me I think it will be the Germans again.  There are others Portugal could do something with a crop of young players mixed with their experiences world class stars.  Maybe England also but I’m not so sure.

One thing you should be able to be sure on is some players values will soar.  We will get the usual silly season to follow where some unknown has a good tournament and is sold for £35m.  We will also see some amazing football.  Best of all England have to make it to the knockout stage now as the best 4 who finish in 3rd place in their group under this new format also go through to the knockout stage.  Madness but it will make for some great sporting action.  England are as good as through on that basis, yes we will have 8 games in the first round knockout stage.