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The Fat Cat Freemouse

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

We are on the Woodfordes Ale Trail...click this link to find out more: http://www.woodfordes.com

We will still be taking table bookings (not on Fridays or Sautrdays), but will leave lots of tables for those who just want to walk in. Walk in tables will be subject to availability, but we will accommodate you where we can! To book a table, call 01473 726524.

We are currently allowing take away food to be eaten here, help yourselves to plates and cutlery as usual and pop the plates and rubbish just inside the kitchen when you've finished.


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 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, and 2020!


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're unable to allow customers to bring children into the pub or the garden. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.