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The Fat Cat

288 Spring Road, Ipswich IP4 5NL, England
+44 1473 726524
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Best pub in Ipswich

Usually at least 12 real ales on mostly from the barrel, but can be more at the weekend. Selection... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Chris M
via mobile
Great pub

We were recommended to visit by another landlord in Ipswich and weren't disappointed. It's a great... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Charlotte V
via mobile
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“great pub” (11 reviews)
“scotch egg” (14 reviews)
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288 Spring Road, Ipswich IP4 5NL, England
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+44 1473 726524
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Usually at least 12 real ales on mostly from the barrel, but can be more at the weekend. Selection of Belgian and other international bottles plus a gluten free bottled beer. No fruit machines or jukebox, a pub for conversation. Occasional Sunday afternoon live music....More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to visit by another landlord in Ipswich and weren't disappointed. It's a great pub. The scotch egg was MASSIVE and definitely not Slimming World friendly but was delicious

Thank Charlotte V
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with a neighborhood feeling to relax with a beer. There outdoor space in the back garden is just beautiful with flowers and trees. There is a large range of beers to choose from.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I have recently been coming over quite regularly now as it's so peaceful and even just over the road it feels like your away from everything and can just relax. Good atmosphere and friendly staff what more can you ask for. Plus...More

Thank EmmaH21
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Fat Cat is truly an Old Fashioned Public House where Regular Customers hold real value! The pub is a traditional Ale House, although larger, Guinness, Ciders, Wine, Spirits and Soft Drinks are available. Fat Cat is renowned locally for being an Ale House, with...More

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times and it serves great ales, local and from around the country and the ambience of the place is great. Highly recommend a visit here if you are in Ipswich

Thank JamesDEdgar
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Not sure why I haven't reviewed this place before as have been drinking here since it opened. If you want to sample a huge range of superbly kept beer this is the place. However busy it gets you don't have to wait too long, the...More

Thank Greatleapforward2016
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Wooden floorboards, no television and no juke box or fruit machine! Friends can enjoy an evening out drinking real ales (including those from local breweries), homemade snacks (try the scotch eggs!), or if you fancy a meal, you can purchase a takeaway and eat in...More

Thank Brock27
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to meet friends for drinks. Impeccable service, excellent choice of Real Ale and fine wine and the garden is beautiful. Liz, the Pub Manager, does a fantastic job no matter the weather or the size of your party 😎😊

Thank Catherineperks_12
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

What a great traditional British freehouse. I came over from Australia to visit family and was taken to The Fat Cat. The selection of beer was unbelievable. I will be returning here on my next trip back . Highly recommended for anyone who wants to...More

Thank Andrew M
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