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A wide range of beers is always available on both handpump and on gravity. Three highly popular beer festivals now being held each year.
This popular three room pub has a small front bar, a large, low ceilinged back room with oak beams and a lively but friendly main bar. A new conservatory area was opened at the end of April 2009. The pub also offers covered seating in an outside heated area to rear.
Beer range varies with regular local Milds, seasonal ales, unusual beers for area, dark Porters, Stouts and matured Adnams Tally Ho featured together with many bitters, ciders and some imported beers. Food varies from hot and cold snacks to pies, curries, stews and vegetarian options. Summer bar-b-ques. Various buses pass the pub including 2, 5, 15 or 66 (from town centre or railway station you may need to alight on nearby Woodbridge road). Disabled toilet.
The Dove Street Brewery started brewing during July 2011.
Adnams Bitter & Broadside, Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold, at least one mild; usually two
An ever-changing array of guest ales both on hand-pump and gravity dispense. Look at the boards on the ceiling to see what's available.
Free for Dove loyalty card members (ask staff to print the day's passphrase when they swipe your card), otherwise payable.
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Ipswich is Ipswich Borough Council
last updated 03/04/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
A Pub history group meets regularly at the Ipswich Dove Street Inn - usually on second Monday during winter months - with occasional speakers.
Tap & Spile was created as a national chain of themed and heavily branded pubs - created from selected pubs usually owned by the former Pubmaster pub group. Initially these pubs were very popular and able to offer a very wide range of real ales though in later years the beer range was increasingly restricted. In Suffolk there were just 3 T&S branded pubs - in Ipswich, Felixstowe (Walton) and Woodbridge.