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The Fat Cat Freemouse

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

Update: Take Aways and (Not)Re-Opening...!

Well, it's tier 2 for us. As we do not operate as a restaurant, we will regrettably not be able to re-open next week, but we will still operate our take away beer service for the time being:

Take away beer has to be pre-ordered, and we will only be able to take orders over the telephone (01473 726524). Below are our take away times. Keep an eye on the website for updated available beer information.

Take Away Times:

Fridays - 2-6.30pm (Call from midday to order your beer)

Saturdays - 12-6pm (Call from 10.30am to order your beer)



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.