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Fat Cat

(formerly Spring Tavern)

288 Spring Rd

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

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

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter
  • Woodforde's Wherry

Changing Beers

This pub serves 14 changing beers.

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Fat Cat, Ipswich


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


  • 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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Fat Cat

288 Spring Rd

Sat Nav Reference

52.059048, 1.181028

OS Reference



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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Nearby Station (955m)

Derby Road (Ipswich)

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