168 Spring Rd, Ipswich. Tel No. 01473 729224
An odd pub this one and not one that I venture into too often - although I did pop in for an occasional drink on my way home from work when I lived locally. This is one of those pubs that seems to change ownership on a very regular basis, some of it's incarnations have been really good (there was a period when I'd have said it did the best bar food in town) and others that are just dire. Last time I was there it was going through a very 'laddish' phase with big screen football and lots of young lads drinking far too much lager. The pub does serve real ales, but usually only a couple and they have a tendancy to run out leaving just the keg or bottled stuff. I have no idea what the food menu is like at the moment as I've not stayed for long enough to try it. Over all it's not a pub I particularly like, the atmosphere isn't to my taste and while the exposed beams and woodwork are all very interesting they look kinda fake and are a bit on the shabby side. This pub isn't particularly good for wheelchair access as it's cramped in places and doesn't have access ramps or disabled toilets. All in all this isn't my sort of pub - but if you're after somewhere to drink lager and watch footie it's probably worth a try.