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The Fat Cat Freemouse

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

Welcome to the Fat Cat 

We are a small, friendly Free House where you can enjoy a wide selection of up to fifteen real ales served straight from the cask from our temperature controlled tap room. Also on offer are up to five 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 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, 2019 (and Cider Pub 2019),2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024!


Opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday - Midday to 11pm (Customers to leave by 11.20pm please).
  • Sunday - Midday to 10pm (Customers to leave by 10.20pm please).

Sorry, we are now over 18's only this includes the pub & garden. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.