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The majority of pubs have now reopened after the latest lockdown, albeit still with restrictions. Many pubs currently have temporary trading hours; these are shown where known. We also show pubs we know have still not reopened as temporarily closed.

Please note that due to the pandemic currently being allowed to run out of control, many pubs are having to close temporarily due to staff or customers getting "pinged". Please check with the pubs if you plan to travel any distance.

Ipswich Fat Cat

Ipswich Fat Cat

formerly Spring Tavern

Temporary opening hours

Mon-Sat: 1200-2300 (please leave by 2330)

Sun: 1200-2200 (please leave by 2230)

Bookings will be taken by telephone only - 01473 726524. Please call between 10am and 4pm.

Real Ale is sold here.

288 Spring Rd, IP4 5NL

grid reference TM 181 448

Freehouse, opened Victorian (renamed 1996)

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(01473) 726524

(01473) 726524

A popular small, multi-roomed real ale bar with no music and no games machines. The conservatory to the rear of the pub creates an airy space in contrast to the cosy bar areas and leads out to the pretty garden.

Only two handpumps, but don't be fooled; there's an extensive range of well-kept Real Ales served direct from casks in the taproom. Look at the blackboards above the bar for a list of what's currently available. Regular favourites such as Adnams and Woodforde's are to be found alongside a changing range of ales from around the region and the country. There's also a small but carefully chosen range of Belgian bottled ales.

The pub regularly stocks four or five real ciders…

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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