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At a glance

Open all year
Dog friendly

Good beer and conversation are the two main ingredients in this a traditional free house. The Fat Cat is a mecca for beer aficionados, with a friendly atmosphere in the homely bar and a raft of real ales served in tip-top condition from the taproom behind the bar. The head-scratching choice – up to 18 every day – come from Adnams, Woodforde’s and Crouch Vale and a host of local and national breweries. Six real ciders, bottled Belgian beers, whiskies, gins and wine add to the considerable array. There’s just simple bar snacks to accompany like home-made Scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pork pies and filled rolls. Please note, children are not allowed inside or in the garden.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales:: Adnams Old Ale, Skinner's Betty Stogs, Green Jack Gone Fishing, Crouch Vale Yakima Gold, Oakham Inferno, Hop Back Summer lightning, guest ales
  • Real ciders:: Aspall, Westons, Lilley's Cider Barn, Gwynt y Ddraig
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Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A12 take A1214 towards town centre, becomes A1071 (Woodbridge Road East). At mini rdbt 2nd left into Spring Rd

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