Our Venues

The bigger picture

Isaacs on the Quay is a part of the Bentleys Restaurants Limited group, which includes restaurants, bars and a brewery, as well as our Dockside Deli.

Briarbank Bar and Brewery

Opened in May 2013, Briarbank hand-crafts quality beer – including Grapefruit IPA and Samuel Harvey V.C. – produced in our microbrewery and delivered to our first floor bar, as well as to the Merchant Bar within Isaacs on the Quay.

Passionate about local brewing, Briarbank hosts an annual Homebrew Competition every October, as well as two beer festivals – one at Easter and another on the August bank holiday weekend – featuring over thirty beers and ciders, including craft brews.

We also host two gin festivals – one during the early May bank holiday and one in September – with more than ninety gins, all served together with Fever Tree tonic and your choice of garnish. Live music is another fantastic feature of all festivals.

Tours of the Briarbank Brewery cost just £10 per person. Dates must be booked in advance via the Briarbank Brewery website.

The Gardeners Arms

With fifteen HD screens, The Gardener’s Arms is a great venue for watching live sport – whenever its on – and listening to live music, with acts booked to play every Saturday night.

Whether you’re a football, rugby, cricket, formula one, NFL or boxing fan, with the ability to screen up to five different sports or matches at any one time, at The Gardeners Arms, you’ll be in the right place for the action in the match of your choice, as well as keeping an eye on other games.

Situated at the bottom of Bishop’s Hill, close to the University and College, The Gardeners Arms also boasts a pool table, darts board and pinball machine, making it a great place for a night out with friends, any time.

Visit us on a Monday for happy hour, on a Tuesday for free pool (from the moment we open until closing time), on a Wednesday for poker night (costing just £5 per person and with stakes paid in full on the night to first, second and third place), for salsa at Venue 77 on a Thursday (costing just £5), free jukebox Fridays and, on a Sunday, all Briarbank Ales are just £3.

Venue 77

Situated behind The Gardeners Arms, Venue 77 is a great place for your next event, whether that’s a wedding reception, a baby shower, party, or any other special occasion.

With space for up to 100 guests for a banquet meal or 250 for a buffet, as well as a stage for your band or DJ set up, Venue 77 is uniquely charming and versatile, with a draped ceiling and atmospheric lighting to create a real ambience for your special day.

Planning your evet at Venue 77 couldn’t be easier, either, with access to our events planners, who will work with you to ensure every base is covered.

Venue 77 also boasts an HD projector screen…ideal for watching big matches, or for showcasing your presentation.

Dockside Deli

Opening out onto the picturesque Ipswich waterfront, Dockside Deli is open Monday to Friday from 7am until 3pm to offer you deli-style dining with a difference.

From pasties and pizza, through to salads for healthier dining, whether you’re eating in or ordering to go, Dockside Deli offers an a la carte menu, as well as custom-made breakfast and lunch. All created using a range of fresh, and often local, ingredients.

Eat well, in or out with Dockside Deli.