What are your plans for New Year’s Eve – why not come down to Isaacs and celebrate with us? We love a celebration, and this year we’ve got our New Year’s Eve Masquerade. Entry is free, we won’t charge you to come and celebrate with us. There will be a live DJ from 8:00pm till late, playing some great tunes to get you up dancing, plus, we will also have a bagpiper at midnight – what better way is there to see in 2019?
We will be open from 7:30am for breakfast till late, so whether Isaacs forms part of your celebrations or you spend the entire night with us, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to Isaacs and celebrating with you.
Please note, masks are optional.
Here at Isaacs, we’re excited to announce that on Sunday 23 December 2018, Santa and his reindeers will be with us for the afternoon.
Join us between 1:00pm – 4:45pm for what’s set to be a magical afternoon. There will be Christmas music playing throughout the day, and children’s entertainers, plus, you will, of course, get to meet Santa and his reindeers.
It costs just £2.00 per child, with all proceeds being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice.
We can’t wait and hope you can join us.
The Isaacs plague – can you escape this Halloween?
Halloween is only a few weeks away, and we can’t wait. This year, the plague doctor will be at Isaacs throughout the weekend of 26 – 28 October. Donning his beaked mask, the plague doctor will be taking groups on a scary tour through our spine-chilling maze – can you escape? With performance actors throughout and various frights, it’s set to be a thrilling weekend.
Tours will be taking place from Friday 26 October – Sunday 28 October, between 8.00pm – 11.00pm. It costs just £2.00 per person, with all proceeds being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice. No booking necessary, if you dare, just turn up and you’ll be met in the secret garden to begin your tour.
Now we know the small print isn’t the most interesting, but here are some key facts we’d urge you to read:
• The tours are taking place on Friday 26th October, Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October, between the hours of 8.00pm and 11.00pm
• It costs just £2 per person, with all proceeds being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice
• Over 18’s only
• Each group will contain a maximum of eight people
• Throughout the tour you will be met by performance actors and encounter various frights, therefore, for this reason, it’s advisable anyone who is pregnant or has a heart condition do not attend.
• There will be the use of different lighting effects – please ensure you read the warning signs throughout the building
• And finally, we hope you have a spookily thrilling time.
This is just one of a series of fundraising events being arranged by Isaacs on the Quay as a sponsor of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk 2019 and as part of the Early Herd Pledge to raise £3,500 for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Heritage Open Days – Sunday 16th September 2018
We’re excited to say Isaacs on the Quay is taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days. On Sunday 16th September we will be opening the doors to our fully restored corn-dressing machinery room, giving you the chance to see it in action – something which isn’t usually open.
Don’t miss out on seeing this and learning more about our Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings. As you walk through Isaacs, you’ll notice many original, historical features throughout, with each room having its own story.
We hope you can join us and find out more about our historic building.
When: Sunday 16th September
Times: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
Where: Isaacs on the Quay. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your tour. You will be met by your tour guide in the Isaacs Griddle area, on the ground floor of Isaacs.
Our tours are free of charge and do not require booking.
A Great Curry Night in Ipswich
If you love a quiz, you won’t want to miss this. As sponsors of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, which is due to take place in the summer of 2019, Isaacs on the Quay and Ipswich Buses have joined forces to bring you a curry, quiz and raffle.
Taking place on Friday 21st September, at our sister venue, Venue 77, it’s set to be a great night, designed to test your knowledge, while having fun, and of course, raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Entry into the quiz costs £10 per person, which also includes your curry and you can enter a team of up to eight people. Don’t worry if you can’t get eight people together though; we will be putting smaller teams together.
Entry to the quiz is by ticket only, don’t miss out, secure your place today by calling 01473 284000.
All proceeds go to St Elizabeth Hospice.
Here’s a recap of the details:
When: Friday 21st September 2018
Time: Arrive from 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start
Where: Venue 77, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AB
We hope you can join us.
It’s nearly time for the 2018 Ipswich Maritime Festival, and we can’t wait. We’re really excited to be playing a bigger role this year as headline sponsor of the event, plus sponsors of the free Foot Ferry, a new addition for 2018.
Ipswich Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August and will once again include a funfair, a street market, ships and vessels, fireworks and much more.
It’s set to be a great weekend. For more details on Ipswich Maritime visit https://www.ipswichentertains.co.uk/ipswichmaritimefestival/
Join us at Isaacs on the Quay on Thursday, 21st June, and celebrate the second ever Suffolk Day. We’ve got a great day lined up, which kicks off as soon as we open at 7.30am.
Enjoy our Suffolk Day menu, from breakfast through to dinner.
BBC Radio Suffolk will be with us between 10.00am – 1.00pm presenting the James Hazell show, live from our balcony.
Take a tour of our Machine Room. Tour times are 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm and are free of charge.
Open brewery between 11.00am – 2.00pm. The Briarbank Bar and Brewery will be opening their doors for guests to see where they make their beer, plus, you’ll be able to chat with their brewer and ask questions.
Test your Suffolk knowledge in our Suffolk Day Quiz. Taking place at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, it costs just £3.00 per person to enter, and you’ll get a free bowl of chilli to enjoy during the break. All money raised from the quiz will go into our Elmer fund, raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice. The winning team will receive a free tour of our very own Microbrewery, The Briarbank Bar and Brewery, for up to 10 people. During the tour, you’ll find out more about where and how our beer is made. Plus, afterwards why not make your way upstairs to the first-floor bar and sample some of our hand-crafted beers.
It’s set to be a great day.
This Father’s Day why not treat your dad to lunch or dinner at Isaacs on the Quay. We will be serving our Father’s Day special, a trio of pies served with mashed potato and seasonal vegetables, plus we’ll also give your dad a drink* of his choice, all for just £15.00. A vegetarian option is available, which will consist of a large vegetarian pie.
There will be live music at 3pm from Lucky No7, a four-piece rock covers band who will be performing a wide variety of songs. And we will, of course, be showing all the football matches live in HD from Russia, including:
13:00 — Costa Rica vs Serbia
16:00 — Germany vs Mexico
19:00 — Brazil vs Switzerland
*The drink refers to any soft or alcoholic drink, other than large wines, double spirits and Champagne.
Isaacs on the Quay introduces the Ultimate Stronger and Safer Arcoroc Pint and Half Pint Glass.
In readiness for St Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17th March 2018, following months of research and testing into the best and safest glasses to use, we will be saying goodbye to our Polycarbonate glasses and switching over to the Ultimate Stronger and Safer Arcoroc Pint and Half Pint Glass, 100% recyclable, 100% professional.
When we originally switched from glass to polycarbonate in December 2009, we had every reason to believe that the industry would follow, however, apart from in some limited instances this has not happened. The safety of our staff and customers is paramount, and the decision to switch away from polycarbonate glasses was not an easy one to make. The decision was made following feedback from both our staff and customers, but also upon reviewing the enhanced safety glassware which is now available on the market. We’ve undergone lots of research to bring what we believe to be the safest of glassware to our bars.
The tempering technique developed over 50 years was originally developed for use in windscreens. The product is five times stronger and more durable than ordinary glass. As a result, when a glass is broken, it will not break into dangerous shards. Instead, it will disintegrate into tiny fragments. These glasses also offer more heat resistance, withstanding temperatures of up to 130 degrees. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers, the Local Licencing Authority and Suffolk Police, who fully supported and backed our voluntary decision to use polycarbonate in the first place.
There may be occasions, such as large events and during exceptionally busy times that the polycarbonate glasses may make a reappearance, but on the whole, all drinks will now be served in glass.
This Mother’s Day, Sunday 11th March 2018, why not treat your mum to lunch or dinner at Isaacs on the Quay. Purchase either a one-course (£10.95) or two course (£14.95) meal from our special Mother’s Day menu, and we’ll give your mum a free glass of pinot, merlot, rosé, or a soft drink.
Plus, we’ve got some great live music lined up. From 3pm the fantastic Scorpio Rising, an instrumental and vocal duo, will be joining us. With a set covering hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, it’s set to be a great afternoon of live music.
Please see below for details of our Mother’s Day menu.
Beef Wellington, homemade dauphinoise, green beans and a tarragon jus
Half Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, mixed veg, Yorkshire pudding
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry (vegan)
Gluten-free flourless torte, clotted cream and a mixed berry compote
Lemon Cheesecake with a mango coulis
Bowl of Vegan vanilla ice cream (vegan)
Our main menu is served between 11.30am – 9.00pm.