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The Fat Cat Freemouse

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

Update: Inside opening....

We are delighted to be able to open up for inside seating from Monday 17th May. We will be taking table bookings, but will leave a good few 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.

Inside seating is still limited to six people, although you may socialise in larger groups outside. By law, social distancing rules will still apply within our premises and face masks must be worn when not seated at your table. Again, we are only allowed to offer table service and you must pay your bill at the table. Apart from all that, we are looking forward to welcoming inside from the 17th of May!

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 and 2019 and Cider Pub 2019


Opening hours

  • Monday to Sunday - Midday to 10pm (Customers to leave by 10.30pm please).

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