Photo of Steamboat Tavern

grid reference TM 167 436

opened victorian

owner free

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music bar

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opening hours:

food times:

(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.

Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Ipswich Steamboat Tavern

previously known as: Steam Boat

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

78 New Cut West, IP2 8HW

01473 601902

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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 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 Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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

live music live music

free WiFi Free WiFi

parking parking

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

Smoking area Smoking area

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

Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings).