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The Dove Street Brewery

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Address: 82 St. Helens Street, Ipswich IP4 2LB, England
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+44 1473 211270

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 April 2016
Sue B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Sue B
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Karl P
Dublin, Ireland
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95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 crowd a bit pretentious, snobbish and clannish and the staff weren't all that pleasant. Having... More 

Thank urbancitybhoy
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 if you like !

Thank Powerscape
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 very cosy, wide open spaces and even under a marquee. You can order an Indian... More 

Thank WiggyofIpswich
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank A_Oldman
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71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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

Thank John-Andrew-Simpson
Shotley gate suffolk
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

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

1 Thank Tony T
Ipswich, England
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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).

1 Thank Matt C
Mayenne, France
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

Had a short visit to Ipswich and wanted to try a local real ale pub. My first choice from reading the trip advisor reviews was the The Dove Street Brewery and I can see and taste why this place is highly rated. A great selection of real ale and I tried a few. The service and advice was excellent. It... More 

1 Thank David M

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