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The Fat Cat

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Best pub in Ipswich

Usually at least 12 real ales on mostly from the barrel, but can be more at the weekend. Selection... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
Chris M
via mobile
Great pub

We were recommended to visit by another landlord in Ipswich and weren't disappointed. It's a great... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
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288 Spring Road, Ipswich IP4 5NL, England
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

Most times have a good selection of different beer but sadly of late the bar staff range from very good to very bad. Two regulars gave up waiting and left as the barmaid was not interest at the time serving. We also experience the same...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IpswiFC
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A very friendly and popular pub. Very good choice of beers and allows you to order food from outside to be delivered. Nice outside area for eating in the summer. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Usually at least 12 real ales on mostly from the barrel, but can be more at the weekend. Selection of Belgian and other international bottles plus a gluten free bottled beer. No fruit machines or jukebox, a pub for conversation. Occasional Sunday afternoon live music....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Chris M
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to visit by another landlord in Ipswich and weren't disappointed. It's a great pub. The scotch egg was MASSIVE and definitely not Slimming World friendly but was delicious

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank charlottev900
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Very nice place with a neighborhood feeling to relax with a beer. There outdoor space in the back garden is just beautiful with flowers and trees. There is a large range of beers to choose from.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ThomasTerp
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I have recently been coming over quite regularly now as it's so peaceful and even just over the road it feels like your away from everything and can just relax. Good atmosphere and friendly staff what more can you ask for. Plus...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank EmmaH21
Reviewed August 22, 2017

The Fat Cat is truly an Old Fashioned Public House where Regular Customers hold real value! The pub is a traditional Ale House, although larger, Guinness, Ciders, Wine, Spirits and Soft Drinks are available. Fat Cat is renowned locally for being an Ale House, with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times and it serves great ales, local and from around the country and the ambience of the place is great. Highly recommend a visit here if you are in Ipswich

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JamesDEdgar
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Not sure why I haven't reviewed this place before as have been drinking here since it opened. If you want to sample a huge range of superbly kept beer this is the place. However busy it gets you don't have to wait too long, the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Greatleapforward2016
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Wooden floorboards, no television and no juke box or fruit machine! Friends can enjoy an evening out drinking real ales (including those from local breweries), homemade snacks (try the scotch eggs!), or if you fancy a meal, you can purchase a takeaway and eat in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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