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The Fat Cat Freemouse

288 Spring Road, Ipswich, IP4 5NLTel: (01473) 726524(01473) 726524

Update: Re-Opening...!

We are delighted to announce that we will be opening from Tuesday 22nd December.

There are a few extra rules this time around though:

  • Tables MUST be booked in advance. Call 01473 726524 to book.


  • People from different households may mix outside (social distancing applies).

  • Alcohol can ONLY be served with a 'substantial meal' - (we will have a warming chilli on the go as well as a vegetarian chilli and other snack/food items to be confirmed shortly).

  • Tables are limited to 4 people per table inside and 6 per table outside and can only be booked for a maximum of three hours.

We now have four more outside tables under cover and with heaters and another three which are under cover, but with no heaters as yet. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 22nd Dec 3-9pm

Wednesday 23rd Dec 3-9pm

Christmas Eve 3-9pm

Christmas Day CLOSED

Boxing Day CLOSED (Due to tier 4 restrictions, we will be closed until further notice.)

Welcome to the Fat Cat 

We are a small, friendly Free House where you can enjoy a wide selection of up to twenty real ales served straight from the cask from our temperature controlled tap room. Also on offer are up to seven real ciders as well as a selection of gins, whiskies, rums, wines and Belgian beers. Find out more by perusing our drinks section..

We are temporarily not allowing takeaways, this includes pizza at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

We are a pub about the beer and the people so whether it is lively debate you're after or a quiet pint in the greenery filled garden, you can find it here!

Keep an eye out for events taking place throughout the year including quizzes, live music and beer, wine and spirit tastings.

We accept credit/debit cards and contactless payments.


Find us in The Good Beer Guide and The Good Pub Guide.

A huge thank you to all who helped us to reach the Top Ten of the Good Pub Guide's Top Ten Beer Pubs country-wide!

Another massive thank you to all those who helped us win the Town and East Suffolk CAMRA Pub of the Year, and Cider Pub of the Year 2019!

Proud winners of:
Ipswich & East Suffolk CAMRA
Town Pub of the Year
1998, 2002, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and Cider Pub 2019


Opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday Midday to 9.30pm (Close at 10.00pm)
  • Sunday Midday to 9pm (Close at 9.30pm)

Sorry, we're unable to allow customers to bring children into the pub or the garden. We are also not allowing customers to eat take away food here at this time.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.