Ipswich Pump & Grind
previously known as Flour & Firkin, Edward's Bar, Lakota, Colman's, Bar Sport
Gt Colman St, IP4 2AA
grid reference TM 164 446
café bar / Music & arts venue
(details under review)
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 18/03/2016
Operates mainly as a coffee bar during the day, and a music & arts bar in the evening. No real ale.
Opened as the Flour & Firkin in 1998 after conversion from a toy shop. The Firkin pub chain expanded rapidly in late 1990s and specialised in brewing their own real ale in-house, although this outlet never had it's own brewery (beers were produced at one of the Norwich Firkins). Since then it has been used as a late night music bar (originally as Edward's, renamed Lakota late 2009).
Name changed again early 2011 to Colman's, then early 2012 to Bar Sport. Took its current name in 2015.
Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)