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The Fat Cat Freemouse

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

Update: Much as we would really love to be open, we have decided not to open on the 4th of July. We have to be able to open in the safest manner possible. To do this requires a great deal of planning, but don't worry, it is well under way! We are provisionally looking at Wednesday the 22nd of July from 4.00pm, but please hang on until this is confirmed! Thank you

We will keep you up to date with our re-opening date, but in the mean-time, please take advantage of our ever popular take away service.

Opening times for take away beer collection:

Thursdays 12.30-6pm (call from 10.30am to book your time slot for collection)

Fridays 12.30-6pm (call from 10.30am..)

Saturdays 11.30am-3pm (call from 10am..)

Sundays 12-4pm (call from 11am)


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.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome and we have a small selection of treats for your canine companions.

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 (minimum transaction £3).


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 Thursday: 12 noon to 11 pm 
  • Friday: 12 noon to 12 midnight (doors shut at 11 pm)
  • Saturday 11 am to 12 midnight (doors shut at 11 pm)
  • Sunday: 12 noon to 11 pm

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