Ipswich Brewery TapReal Ale
Cliff Ln, IP3 0AT
grid reference TM 170 431
opened 1992email us
- Mon: 1800-2330
- Tue-Sun: 1100-1500, 1800-2330
regular real ales
Earl Soham Victoria, Cliff Quay Bitter, Tolly Roger, Tumblehome + seasonals
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 12/12/2016
Former brewery offices converted into a bar in 1992 by the adjacent and historic Tolly Cobbold brewery. The pub is now independently-run and has an excellent reputation for its food and ales. There are generally a couple of Real Ales from Cliff Quay/Earl Soham as well as a selection of beers from (often unusual) other breweries.
The large main bar area and two nicely furnished small rooms to front of building provide excellent spaces for drinkers to escape from the noise of the town docks nearby but still offer some splendid views of the river.
The building dates from the 18th century, with 19th century additions.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Pub sells beer from local brewers
Function room available to hire
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 1.2 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)