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Address: 69 St Matthew's St, Ipswich, England
Phone Number: (01473) 413334
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Good ale great company

I discovered this ale house a couple of years ago and have enjoyed many an afternoon in here before attending football matches. In my opinion more bars should be like this you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ales poured straight from the barrel. Good prices. Away fan friendly for the football. Beers tasted ok but the visit wasn't as enjoyable as last season

Thank Jon_crane
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I discovered this ale house a couple of years ago and have enjoyed many an afternoon in here before attending football matches. In my opinion more bars should be like this you can enjoy the banter and jokes or just sit quietly and enjoy the beer, it's up to you.

Thank mickbob
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Around eight pm and fancied a jug of good ale, but the bar was lined with drunks, clearly "regulars". A patronising attitude from whomever it was who was behind the bar made up my mind. Not my idea of fun listening to stale sexist and xenophobic jokes from a line of artists that regards it as their exclusive territory. Good... More 

Thank tjgsmith
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Wow what a bar! Now its fair to say we felt a little overdressed but an quality evening with my wife, superb drinks, no attitude, noone looking for a fight, one of the best ciders I have tasted. Cant wait to visit again!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My brother lives in the area and took me in here for the first time on my latest visit. What an incredible and unique experience. The decor in this place is truly astounding and has to be seen to be believed. It’s like stepping back in time with the wood paneling, the seating and the dim lighting. There’s even sawdust... More 

Thank Haymansafc
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A really great little pub with no pretences of being anything grand, mind you they do keep a grand range of real ales, beers and premium continental lagers, what's more the regulars are a friendly bunch too, so as well as a good pint you can get some non-to-serious conversation as well!

Thank David J
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Some of the unusual beers in there are really tasty. Besides the beer.....the things that makes this micro pub so special are the customers and the friendly bar staff. .

Thank IpswichMike
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have always enjoyed St Judes the owner does a good job with this Pub, worth a visit just to see the decor ect. Good real ale not pumped but straight from the barrel.

Thank andy w
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lots of real ales, friendly staff and customers, reasonable prices, interesting decor that is pretty much the style of a 'London Tavern' but with the odd eccentricity - but it's the friendly feel and the beers that really matter in this unusual pub.

Thank Gill T
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Visit this pub before every Ipswich home game. A great selection of real ales at reasonable prices. The staff are superb and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Peter T

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