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St Jude's Brewery Tavern (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sticklegs - Malt Shovel MildExcellent1
St Judes - Brandon MildExcellent1
Sticklegs - Elmstead StoutGood1

Visits Details

20 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Have wanted to visit this pub but never found time having started from The Fat Cat end of town. The Mulberry Tree staff told me that the pub had closed permanently earlier this very day - just missed it. Sad news as it always carried a wide range of beers reported to be in excellent condition. Story of closure is readable here:
01 Jul 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet late on a Friday afternoon before the rush.
Sticklegs - Malt Shovel Mild3.40ExcellentFull flavoured black, sweet and malty mild with a fairly fruity finish. My score 16/20.
St Judes - Brandon Mild3.50ExcellentExcellent black East Anglian mild with lots of roast malt flavour but also sweet toffee flavours. Low hoppiness. My score 17/20.
Sticklegs - Elmstead Stout4.80GoodFairly dry stout with some roast malt and a little hoppiness. My score 15/20.

About the St Jude's Brewery Tavern

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3EW.

Brewery tap for St Jude's brewery (now decommissioned), done out in alehouse style with lots of wood and sawdust on the floor. Wide range of ales served on gravity dispense from a large cooled stillage behind the bar. Closed due to ill health of the proprietor in May 2012 but re-opened albeit with, initially, reduced opening hours in late 2012 as a Goth style bar with sawdust floor and unusual artefacts. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2014. Hours now back to full opening times.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 3 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: IP1 3EW