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Fat Cat

(formerly Spring Tavern)

288 Spring Rd
Ipswich
IP4 5NL

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Opening Times

12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun

About the Pub

An ever popular small, multi-roomed drinking bar with no music and no games machines. An airy conservatory behind the main bar leads out to a pretty garden. Bar snacks include scotch eggs and pasties that are all cooked on the premises. Always very popular and in the summertime many visitors head into the garden or squeeze onto the patio. During the week when it is quieter, customers can order in food from local food vendors and plates and crockery is provided. Occasional quiz nights, barbques and live music sessions for worthy causes, especially during the warmer months. Make sure to take time to explore the enamel signs and other artifacts scattered around the walls. No children under 16 allowed. No 2 or 75 bus from town centre. Now regularly stocks four or five real ciders. Beer selection usually peaks on a Friday eve (with up to 18 available) and then drops back to about half that during early week days.

Historic Interest

Prior to Oct 1996 was called Spring Tavern. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/470

Regular Beers

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Woodforde's Wherry

Changing Beers

This pub serves Many changing beers.

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Fat Cat, Ipswich

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Snacks - famous for its scotch eggs!

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Well behaved on a lead.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Heated area in garden.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Ask at bar for the code.

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Sat Nav Reference

52.059048, 1.181028

OS Reference

TM181448

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Station (955m)

Derby Road (Ipswich)

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Parking Parking
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Events Events
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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