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The Fat Cat

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Address: 288 Spring Road, Ipswich IP4 5NL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1473 726524
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Real ales, good selection of lagers & ciders too. Busy but not pretentious, which tells you people like going there. No food, but you can have your takeaway delivered to the pub... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
David H
via mobile
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Real ales, good selection of lagers & ciders too. Busy but not pretentious, which tells you people like going there. No food, but you can have your takeaway delivered to the pub and eat it there. Brilliant idea, especially when there is an Indian & Chinese takeaway within 5 mins of the pub.

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Thank David H
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We called in whilst waiting for Cinnamon to cook our takeaway. On a Saturday night at 21:00 it was quite busy but we managed to find a table and quickly woofed down a couple of pints. To top it off we bought a flagon of Stout and Cider to take home.

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Thank Caverkat
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Love this pub!! The fat cat has an ever changing selection of beers on gravity though you'll always find Woodfordes Wherry. You need to try the Scotch Eggs! If you don't fancy Scotch eggs they will let you order a takeaway in to the pub (except on Fridays and Saturday nights). Go here! Drink Beer! Have a Scotch egg!

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Thank Christopher C
Ipswich
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

As always a pleasant afternoon at Fat Cats public house. No loud music no televisions just people enjoying conversation and good beer.

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Thank Wallpap
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited this little pub on a Saturday afternoon and found a good atmosphere and nice beer garden. Being a lager drinker I found they only had one on fraught, so quite disappointing.

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Thank markket73
London
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61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a shame that you would have to travel so far to find another public house of this calibre because it is the epitome of what a traditional public house should be. It's lack of certain modern standard accoutrements and add ons such as canned music and gaming machines only serve to enhance the atmosphere of this establishment. It is... More 

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Thank tjgsmith
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited the Fat Cat and I have to say this is a fantastic place to go so many choices of ale and beer on tap and a great friendly atmosphere. It's not just for Men ladies are very much welcome. Excellent Garden anf great service.

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Thank EmmaH21
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Love this pub. Friendly, good range of beers, ciders and wine. We visit a couple of time and mouth. Great to visit with friends or just a quiet chat with friends or husband/wife/friends .

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Thank MrsLorraine S
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I don't know if it's indicative of Ipswich but it's interesting that the two best pubs in town are slightly out of town (the Woolpack being the other). There is a wide range of beers on offer here and plenty of different rooms to sample them in. Some are produced on site whilst others are drafted in and the choice... More 

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Leicester UK
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343 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

This place buzzes! Numerous real ales changing regularly. Great bar staff and atmosphere. Do give it a try !

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