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Bowman's Bar and Lounge

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Address: 1 Falcon Street, Ipswich IP1 1SH, England
Phone Number: +44 1473 218118
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 03:30
Sat 12:00 - 03:30
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Bar in the center of Ipswich. Serving food Monday - Saturday, 12pm-3pm....

Bar in the center of Ipswich. Serving food Monday - Saturday, 12pm-3pm. Open till late Friday and Saturday till 3am with a live DJ from 9pm. Large drink choice and great food menu. Monthly quiz on the last Thursday of the month.

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Loving the makeover!

Lunch with friends. Have visited many times before, but first time since re-fit and new menu. Looks really good! Flatbread pizza was really tasty! Friendly service. Will certainly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Mark S
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i visit here almost every saturday. i really like this place and very close to home. servers are very friendly and so quick . i nevver wait here for drink more than 5 minutes thats a big plus for me

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Thank Chris J
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lunch with friends. Have visited many times before, but first time since re-fit and new menu. Looks really good! Flatbread pizza was really tasty! Friendly service. Will certainly return.

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Thank Mark S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Bar staff are more interested in playing on their mobiles then serving. Quite a young bar staff, need some direction. Not a bust place at all. One of the staff texting and pouring a beer at the same time. One place where the customer doesn't come first. Text message or Facebook or Twitter comes first then the customer. Very poor... More 

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Thank Garry C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We found this pub by chance so thought we would pop in and rest our legs for an hour. We were there at 6pm on weekday, so the bar was fairly quiet. The staff were very friendly and we spent a relaxing hour in comfy chairs watching the Rio Olympics.

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Thank Jimmuswell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Brilliant djs and music, yummy cocktails and friendly staff. Always a good night out. Looking forward to my New Years celebrations here tonight!

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Thank Skg9
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

at Bowman's the beer selection is poor (mainly lagers), the spirit selection is average, the décor is a little plain and outdated and on a saturday night it is very crowded. if you're drunk you'll probably enjoy the music and all the points ive made wont matter. at least the staff are friendly and there is rarely any trouble. i... More 

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Thank foodfootballbeer
Ipswich
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife decided to have lunch here during her lunch break and we wish we hadn't bothered. We both ordered the Bird burger with chips, after waiting nearly 40 minutes and seeing people around us who came after we ordered and was getting their food before us I spoke to the girl serving to find where our food... More 

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Thank supertrig
Bramford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We visited this bar on a friday night. It was busy, but spent a very pleasant few hours in the bar, lively and friendly atmosphere. We will go back soon.

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Thank Emaily S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Came here for a quick cocktail after a meal in the nearby zizi restaurant. It was a very quiet Wednesday evening but began to fill up a little later. Nice ambience and decor with nice comfortable seating. They were offering 2 cocktails for £8 which we took advantage of. My french martini cocktail was nice but one of us had... More 

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Thank daveinkent44
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Nice place for a Saturday night drink, warm and welcoming! Wine list is very good, wine presented at correct temperature!

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