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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

opened 1998

café bar

(details under review)

Non-pub licensed premises: not operating primarily as a pub, but drinks are available, though possibly only with a meal, for residential guests or nightclub clients. This category includes some licensed bars which we think don't qualify as proper pubs.

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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 28/10/2015

Operates mainly as a coffee bar during the day, and a 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.

station 0.8 mile away 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)