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Proper Pub

Lovely mix of beers and ciders, a real ale drinkers paradise. No frills, good basic food, great... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
One of the best

One of the best pubs in town, closely followed by St Jude's, love the fact you can try before you... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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26 Nov 2018
“Proper boozer”
5 Apr 2016
“Proper Pub”
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82 St. Helens Street, Ipswich IP4 2LB, England
+44 1473 211270
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Good old traditional pub with a great selection of ales. The Dove Brewery was the perfect meeting place on our recent visit to Ipswich. Friendly, welcoming staff and a great atmosphere. Tasters available of the ales available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deanothebaggie
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Lovely mix of beers and ciders, a real ale drinkers paradise. No frills, good basic food, great atmosphere. Staff really know their ales.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank 509SueB509
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

One of the best pubs in town, closely followed by St Jude's, love the fact you can try before you buy and there is always a great choice of local and further a field beers.

Thank 401karlp
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I've only ever been in here twice and don't really plan on going back in, which is a shame as it is a cozy pub with a nice beer garden to the back and a very good selection of real ales. However, I found the...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank urbancitybhoy
Reviewed 10 October 2013

I love this place, it is just so full of great beers, great beer festivals and the biggest pint of pork scratchings you will ever see, this is a must for anyone that loves real ale, or you can have something off the fizzy list...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Powerscape
Reviewed 29 October 2012

The Dove is probably the best pub in Ipswich. There staff are all very friendly. There are numerous real ales in here. They specialise in serving real ales and have won many National awards for this.. There are many different areas to sit in including...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank WiggyofIpswich
Reviewed 1 October 2012

The frequent beer festivals put this pup as a beacon for Real Ale in Ipswich. A large selection of beers are complimented with great service, and vibe. The only downside being the fruit machines and TV screens which can be avoided.

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank A_Oldman
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Superb range of ales and a great outdoor seating area. Like it best when they put on a BBQ in the seating area outside

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank John-Andrew-Simpson
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Large selection of excellent beers a true pub. Good seating in various rooms and reading matter always available.

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank Tony T
Reviewed 24 May 2012

My local.Great range (24 ish excellent traditional beers, plus wines & spirits of all sorts). Good value (ie better prices than tied houses).

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Matt C
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