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The Fat Cat (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Green Jack - Orange WheatExcellent1
Bishop Nick - BrazenExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Skinner's - Spriggan AleNot 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

Visits Details

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 - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not 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 twice, seen 18 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: IP4 5NL