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The Station Hotel (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleGood1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Acceptable1
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Station Hotel, Ipswich, Suffolk
Picture 2. The Station Hotel, Ipswich, Suffolk
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

25 Jul 2015 (HSB)
14:00 Having failed to find a decent pub for lunch in Felixstowe we decided to try Ipswich. Looking through the door of the hotel in passing I saw pumpclips and a smart interior. In we went. I was stunned by the change. A silk purse has been made out of a sow's ear. A later customer obviously knew the pub of old and he was equally open-mouthed.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Acceptable
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried

About The Station Hotel

The pub sign. The Station Hotel, Ipswich, Suffolk

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8AJ.

This is a true Ugly Duckling to Swan story. A pub in Burrell Road that has had a chequered history to say the least. Back in the 1990s it was a fairly decent hotel and ideal for business meetings followed by lunch. Over the years it went down hill and ended up as a place you would not go in. In 2015 an enterprising businessman fully renovated the building inside and out, introduced a range of cask beers and a reasonable menu. The bar is modern but lots of the original panelling has been preserved as has a section of parquet flooring. It deserves to succeed.

We have visited this pub once, seen 3 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: IP2 8AJ