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The Fat Cat Freemouse

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

Update: We have updated our opening times as per the government announcement (22nd Sept) See below for details. Dogs on leads are now very welcome, but please keep dogs on leads and don't mingle with dogs!! Thank you.

Please note that we are operating at reduced capacity and will not be able to allow customers in if we are full. You may book a table by calling 01473 726524, but we are keeping some tables for those who just want to turn up.

We will still operate a take away beer service for those who would prefer this and the times will be the same as the pub opening times:

Monday - Midday - 9.30pm (30 Minutes drinking up time throughout the week)

Tuesday - Midday - 9.30pm

Wednesday - Midday - 9.30pm

Thursday - Midday - 9.30pm

Friday - Midday - 9.30pm

Saturday - Midday - 9.30pm

Sunday - Midday - 9pm

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 & Tuesday 2pm to 10pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday 2pm to 11pm 
  • Friday 2pm to 11:30pm
  • Saturday Midday to 11:30pm
  • Sunday Midday to 9pm

Sorry, we're unable to allow customers to bring children into the pub or the garden. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.