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Set in a small part of the historic port area still remaining. It retains a half timbered front with dormer windows. An unusual gravity dispense system is used which incorporates a row of old wooden casks to good effect and guarantees a temperature controlled real ale.
Families are welcome to mix with an interesting and diverse clientelle which includes international travellers attracted from the rejuvenated wet dock and students from the new university campus.
The building dates from the 17th century, though the brick front was added in the 20th.
Recently undergone a refurbishment, bringing the pub up to date whilst keeping all of the quirky traditional features.
Adnams Bitter, Broadside, Explorer, seasonal + guest beers [G]
Ales are dispensed from casks behind the wall through faux wooden barrels.
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 26/11/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)