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- Mon - Thu 12-11
- Fri - Sat 12-12
- Sun 12-8
- Mon - Fri 12-2.30/6-9
- Sat 12-9
- Sun 12-7
regular real ales
No regular real ales
The list of guest beers is always changing. usually at least 6 real ales on.
Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 05/01/2019
Ipswich Steamboat Tavern
previously known as: Steam Boat
Real Ale is available here
78 New Cut West, IP2 8HW
A popular riverside single bar pub, which features live music at weekends. There is a beer garden.
The pub was taken over by Andy Barlow in May 2014. The Steamboat has long had a reputation for its music. The new management continued the music but also increased 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
Real draught cider available
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).