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Photo of Briarbank

grid reference TM 168 441

opened May 2013

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1600-2300
  • Fri, Sat & Sun: 1200-2300
  • May close early on bank holidays and Mondays.
(Times last updated 02/03/2017)

regular real ales

Briarbank range


Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 13/03/2017

Ipswich Briarbank

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

70 Fore St, IP4 1LB

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This is a modern public bar above the Briarbank brewery. The entrance is to the rear, accessed from the yard.

The bar comprises a nicely furnished single room with a mixture of raised seating, comfortable bench seating and chairs around several wooden tables. The counter incorporates some barrels into its design and offers a range of Briarbank's own beers (up to 8) on hand pump and keg plus an occasional guest beer.

There's live music (usually Jazz) on the third Sunday of each month. A second bar is also occasionally used in a small marquee in the adjoining yard during fine weather.

Two beer festivals are organised annually - one at Easter the other in late August.

Entry is no longer restricted.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

station 0.8 mile away Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)