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(formerly Blades)

2 Dog's Head St

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

About the Pub

There is a large split level main bar, with a separate restaurant, patio and other seating areas. The Plough is popular with football supporters on match days. Sky sports TV is shown and there is occasional live music.

Historic Interest

Listed at Dogs Head St (by 1904) also at Turret Lane in 1844, St Stephens lane in 1855, 1865 & 1869, & Old Cattle Market in 1888, 1891 & 1900 A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in Nov 1830 states that : Sunday died, Mr John Gooding, of the Plough Inn, Ipswich, aged 53. This premises was listed in the 1844 Whites Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Blaxhall & Elmsett. Called Blades (nightclub) during 1980s. Previously was 3 bars & separtate function room. After a period of closure, was run as a beer only pub for nearly 2 years (no lager or other keg products) in about 1990-91. In about 2000 sold by Pubmaster to ScotCo. The original building dates from the 17th century. Sometime in late 1880s this building was much reduced in size when Dog's Head st was widened & straightened for trams. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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Plough, Ipswich


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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2 Dog's Head St

Sat Nav Reference

52.055855, 1.155109

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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Many bus services stop over the road in Dog's Head Street & adjacent Old Cattle Market bus station

Nearby Station (963m)


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