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grid reference TM 168 441
opened May 2013
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- Mon-Thu: 1600-2300
- Fri, Sat & Sun: 1200-2300
- May close early on bank holidays and Mondays.
regular real ales
Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 13/03/2017
Real Ale is available here
70 Fore St, IP4 1LB
This is a modern public bar above the Briarbank brewery. The entrance is to the rear, accessed from the yard.
The bar comprises a nicely furnished single room with a mixture of raised seating, comfortable bench seating and chairs around several wooden tables. The counter incorporates some barrels into its design and offers a range of Briarbank's own beers (up to 8) on hand pump and keg plus an occasional guest beer.
There's live music (usually Jazz) on the third Sunday of each month. A second bar is also occasionally used in a small marquee in the adjoining yard during fine weather.
Two beer festivals are organised annually - one at Easter the other in late August.
Entry is no longer restricted.
Beer served through handpulls
Pub sells beer from local brewers
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)