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The Grinning Rat

66 - 68 St Helen's Street, Ipswich IP4 2LA, England
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Pub with a juke box!

I guess it's difficult to judge a pub on a quiet Monday lunchtime. The staff are friendly enough... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2016
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Music and friendly staff

The staff are friendly and, look after their regular customers as if they were family. Visitors... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Julian d
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  • Very good7%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible23%
17 Mar 2016
“Pub with a juke box!”
15 Mar 2016
“Music and friendly staff”
66 - 68 St Helen's Street, Ipswich IP4 2LA, England
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I guess it's difficult to judge a pub on a quiet Monday lunchtime. The staff are friendly enough and the drinks are reasonably priced. I loved that it has a jukebox, albeit digital. There is a pool table in the main bar. I have heard...More

Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The staff are friendly and, look after their regular customers as if they were family. Visitors are treated like kings and welcomed with open arms. This is a lively place to drink in the evening with, several events arranged. Jam night, where local bands play...More

Thank Julian d
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Went in the Rat to watch Ska'd for life, they were awsome! had an amazing evening. The place was packed yet again, people were dancing and enjoying themselves only trouble was trying to get to the bar for a drink - but the staff were...More

2  Thank David J
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Had a lovely night with my girlies last week, we were out for a works doo and stoped off on our round of pub golf. After a few too many we ended up at the Rat and the place has changed from when we were...More

1  Thank Fai1979
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Was in the RAT for their big bank holiday weekender, WOW! what a line up, £10 ticket entry was well worth it. The bands that were there? how did a little venue like the rat pull it off? I have no idea. Stand by for...More

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is a general community pub with live music and karaoke on offer a few nights a week, as well as a poker night. The staff are good and friendly and look after their customers. Well worth a visit when there's music on as the...More

Thank urbancitybhoy
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Great Music venue in Ipswich Been in twice now since the takeover in the Summer and the difference is clear. The team there have really set out to make it the new Ipswich music venue and now the railway is long gone it looks like...More

3  Thank BANDMAN2013
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Just popped in for a quick drink - and was a great place - staff very friendly. There was a 'birthday drink' crowd there and a wide mixture of folk. Pub dog was also a bonus!

6  Thank Nick J
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Had a lovely evening here, great atmosphere, good entertainment, friendly staff, I would definately recommend this pub to anyone wanting a fun night out

5  Thank duke821
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Dreadful place. I am not gay but had the same impression of this awful place as 'Simon B'. As for taking lunch there, not unless you enjoy eating while listening to various gynecological details of the sex change operations of the barman's aquaintances. Avoid at...More

5  Thank HighStreetWalker
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