Ipswich Fat Cat
previously known as: Spring TavernReal Ale
288 Spring Rd, IP4 5NL
grid reference TM 181 448
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- Sun - Thu: 1200 - 2300
- Fri: 1200 - 2400
- Sat: 1100 - 2400
- (last admittance 2300 Fri, Sat)
- bar snacks available during opening hours
regular real ales
Woodfordes Wherry, Adnams Bitter, Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold, Fuller's London Pride
An ever-changing array of guest beers are served from the taproom behind the main servery.
See blackboard for access code.
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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 02/10/2016
A popular small, multi-roomed real ale bar with no music and no games machines. The Conservatory to rear of main bar creates an airy space in contrast to the cosy bar areas and leads out to the pretty garden. Bar snacks include scotch eggs (which have a widespread reputation) & pasties that are cooked on the premises.
Always very popular and in the summertime many visitors may head into the garden or onto the patio. Make sure to take time to explore the enamel signs and other artefacts scattered around the walls. No children under 14 allowed. Dogs are allowed but MUST be on a lead.
No 2 or 75 bus from town centre.
Local branch Pub of the Year for 2012 & 2013.
Steep steps to get in, but a ramp is available for wheelchair users; please ask the staff to deploy it.
Beer served through handpulls
Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
Real draught cider available
Traditional pub games available
Children are not welcome
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.60 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)