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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Ipswich Fat Cat

Ipswich Fat Cat

formerly Spring Tavern

The pub has reopened.
We are delighted to announce that we will be reopening from Monday 12th April 2021.

Our opening hours will be :

12pm - 10pm Monday to Sunday.

Tables MUST be booked in advance.

Bookings will be taken by telephone only - 01473 726524. Please call between 10am - 4pm From 6th April 2021.

Tables are limited to 6 people with all tables being outside.

If you’re unsure of any of the rules surrounding us reopening feel free to call us with any questions.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you all.

Real Ale is sold here.

288 Spring Rd, IP4 5NL

grid reference TM 181 448

Freehouse, opened Victorian (renamed 1996)

owner/operator: Liz Pledge & John Keatley

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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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