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The Fat Cat (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wolf - Lupus LupusExcellent1
Green Jack - Orange WheatExcellent1
Bishop Nick - BrazenExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Cascade IPAGood1
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!Good1
Skinner's - Spriggan AleNot Tried0
Skinner's - SennenNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Mauldons - Silver AdderNot Tried0
Adnams - American Style IPANot Tried0
Ilkley - BlackNot Tried0
Adnams - ExtraNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Wild CatNot Tried0
Skinner's - Pasty GoldNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Mauldons - Mid-Winter GoldNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Titanic - AnchorNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Ilkley - Joshua JaneNot Tried0

Visits Details

18 Feb 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening just as customers were arriving for the monthly Monday quiz. Busy at the bar until the quiz started. Good vibe.
Wolf - Lupus Lupus5.00ExcellentA very good pint in top condition.
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!4.80GoodI did.
Mighty Oak - Cascade IPA6.20GoodDeceptive - didn’t taste at all strong - but hit the spot.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedThis was selling well despite the choice of much more interesting ales. On gravity unusually.
Mauldons - Mid-Winter Gold4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Anchor4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Not Tried
Skinner's - Sennen3.80Not Tried
19 Sep 2018 (Mitch)
Selection of pockets of beer drinkers scattered throughout the pub, chattering away. Very pleasant, as a proper pub should be. Sister pub to the FC in Norwich, but probably less turnover so fewer beers, but still a fab selection. 12 on, 10 gravity fed. Bishop Nick, Brazen 3.8 at a very reasonable £3:40, nice pint.
Bishop Nick - Brazen3.80ExcellentTrad copper coloured, nice taste, very drinkabke
20 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Good custom in all parts of the pub. A gentle hubbub of conversation pervades all corners.
Green Jack - Orange Wheat4.20ExcellentAlways a must when on sale
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not TriedRan out during visit
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not TriedThe beer on sale on the handpump. 2nd handpump not in use
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not TriedRan out during visit
Skinner's - Spriggan Ale3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Mauldons - Silver Adder4.20Not Tried
Adnams - American Style IPA4.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Black3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Extra4.30Not Tried
Fat Cat - Wild Cat5.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Pasty Gold4.20Not Tried

About The Fat Cat

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5NL.

Located in a purely residential part of Ipswich. About 8 to 10 minutes walk from Derby Road Railway Station on the Ipswich to Felixstowe branch line. A main L shaped bar and another on the left and a conservatory type back bar all seated. The pub does not offer any facilities for children or dogs in the pub or garden. A total of up to 20 real ales may be on sale at any time - 2 active handpumps on the bar but "The Tap Room" is behind the area from where staff serve customers and is equipped with gravity stillage for all the other ales. A regular winner of awards from the local CAMRA branch. The walls are adorned with old enamel signs and beer waiter trays. One particularly large round enamel sign advertises Wadworth Northgate Beers.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: IP4 5NL