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A real treasure

Visited Sunday lunchtime for a private function. Not a very prepossessing pub beside the river... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Great for a Friday lunch

Friendly staff and excellent fish, chips and peas. Batter can be a very good indicator of quality... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Greg R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 Aug 2018
“A real treasure”
20 Apr 2018
“Great for a Friday lunch”
Traditional pub serving an ever-changing range of real ales and ciders, great food and regular live music!
78-80 New Cut West, Ipswich IP2 8HW, England
+44 1473 601902
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Visited Sunday lunchtime for a private function. Not a very prepossessing pub beside the river surrounded by flattened industrial buildings (The converted malting nearby being a reminder of a more industrial past). It’s scruffy and a bit run down. But it is a real live...More

Thank Simonbikertrash
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Nice pub and facilities food dangerous ordered bacon and Brie sandwich bacon obviously pre cooked out of fridge and stone cold server less than convinced by customer compliant re heated in microwave sam and Ella here we come lesson to be learnt cook from fresh...More

Thank rfturnbull06
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Sweet potato fries are cooked well, it’s a shame about the non Heinz ketchup in Heinz bottles :-/ Football dominated Folk at the Boat. Staff talking out front about their ready meal lunches....

Thank TrailBlazer561798
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Friendly staff and excellent fish, chips and peas. Batter can be a very good indicator of quality and this a great; crisp and dry. Other food that I've had here in the past has also been unpretentious and of high quality.

1  Thank Greg R
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The Steamboat Tavern is the pub that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling ( Yeah this could be My Local ) in fact I am lucky this is my local. Its all the friendlies you can think of, Dog friendly, children friendly, Large groups, football...More

1  Thank glennsbrown
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I emailed this pub in advance to check that they would be happy for us to visit with children, and they welcomed us with open arms. We sat (and played) in the spacious beer garden, although the décor inside the pub was also imaginative and...More

1  Thank 39mjh
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Renowned for live music, good pub food and excellent beer. There was no live music when I visited but lots of flyers around the pub advertising forthcoming bands. The beer and food were very good and reasonably priced. Definitely worth a return visit.

1  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Lovely old pub situated on the west side of the marina. Service is good and drinks reasonably priced. I decided to eat here and chose the Cajun chicken wrap which was delicious. Served with a few crisps as well! Really liked the feel of this...More

Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Never had a bad time here, well sourced independent ales and good pub grub in a proper pub served up by jolly good folks, try the pies and chilli. Great place to catch a gig and now with new garden. Highly recommended!

Thank Kenny S
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Been here loads of times over the years, mainly to see purple rain (Prince tribute band). Always a good night, great little pub, top marks.

Thank Marc R
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Sarah B
24 July 2017|
Response from Martin G | Reviewed this property |
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Mark P
24 May 2015|
Response from susiey1 | Property representative |
Most weekends - we have different types from folk to punk to jazz. The first Thursday of every month is signer /songwriter. See our website or Grapevine for full listings