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Ipswich Steamboat Tavern

previously known as Steam Boat



Real Ale

78 New Cut West, IP2 8HW

01473 601902

grid reference TM 167 436

opened victorian

owner free

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music bar


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opening hours:

  • Mon - Thu 12-11
  • Fri - Sat 12-12
  • Sun 12-8

food times:

  • Mon - Fri 12-2.30/6-9
  • Sat 12-9
  • Sun 12-7
(Times last updated 24/11/2014)

regular real ales

No regular real ales


guest beers

The list of guest beers is always changing. usually at least 6 real ales on.


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Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 05/08/2015

Popular riverside single bar pub which features live music at weekends. Beer garden.

The pub was taken over by Andy Barlow in May 2014. The Steamboat has a reputation for its music.The new management intend to carry on the music but also to increase the range of Real Ales, with an in-house brewery being mooted.

The pub is located close to the impressive (Grade 2 listed) Felaw Malting buildings - one the largest traditional malting sites ever built in East Anglia (built in 1904 and 1911 respectively). Malting finished here in 1981. Now the two buildings are used as offices. The malting buildings replaced the even earlier St Peter's workhouse (erected in 1836-7) to accommodate up to 400 inmates.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

station 0.7 mile away Railway station about 0.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

free WiFi Free WiFi

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

Outside shelter for smokers Outside shelter for smokers


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).