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Great Beers

Always a pleasure to pop in here for a quick pint or two. Used to be a great session pub but now... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
GARB81
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Great beer pub for locals and visitors

I live an hour's walk away, but the Dove is my local. A great range of a dozen or so real ales, on... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Tim E
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure to pop in here for a quick pint or two. Used to be a great session pub but now not as good as it used to be.

Thank GARB81
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Tonight my friend and I who are long term regulars at The Dove, Ipswich were left standing at a quiet bar for 3 minutes plus when the pub was fairly quiet! 3 members of staff saw us waiting but chose not to serve, then 2...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I live an hour's walk away, but the Dove is my local. A great range of a dozen or so real ales, on handpump and from the tap room, plus (for those so inclined) craft beers and lagers, and a decent real cider offering too....More

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Karen B, Owner at The Dove Street Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks Tim, thanks for taking the time for a great review. ! Cheers, Karen & Ady

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Excellent selection of ales including their own from the brewery across the street. Friendly and busy. Reasonably priced basic food.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

The pub is easily accessible from the centre of town, while just far enough away from the centre to be less busy and commercial. There is a good variety of real ales and good pub food to accompany it. There is a large area behind...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Call in a couple of times a year excellent choice of well kept beers although on this visit not as many rare ones as sometimes had the boy sausage stew which was great wiĺl be back in the autumn

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I have been to the Dove in the past on numerous occasions but of late I usually stick to the Fat Cat as amongst other things it's nearer. However as the Dove had a festival on Sunday decided to go to their to try a...More

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Karen B, Owner at The Dove Street Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Hi, We are sorry of your disappointment. I am the landlady but I was not on the bar throughout the festival . On the rare occasion that a customer brings a beer back we do change it for another beer. We also offer tasters of...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Dove Street Inn is located a stone's throw from the waterfront tucked alongside the town's college and Uni area funny enough in Dove Street! It was one of the first pubs in Ipswich to offer lots of different ales from around the country, so...More

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Karen B, Owner at The Dove Street Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi, Many thanks for the excellent review, it means a lot to us and the team. !! Cheers, Karen

Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have visited the Dove Street Inn, over several years, whilst visiting friends in Ipswich. It has consistently provided an excellent choice of ales and ciders, with a decent selection of good pub grub. Its always been a good atmosphere catering to a wide range...More

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Karen B, Owner at The Dove Street Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you, we have invested time in the running of the pub and are always conscious about providing a quality choice of drink and food for all tastes, and will continue to strive to improve service.

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Popped in here early December for a quick couple of ales as it is in the Good Beer Guide.I was drowning my sorrows as my other half had dragged me to see the very unfunny Russell Brand at the nearby theatre.They have an AMAZING selection...More

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Karen B, Owner at The Dove Street Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi, thank you for the review and taking time to post it. We are glad that you enjoyed you visit, hopefully you will make one of our Beer festivals this coming year, the dates are on our Facebook page. Cheers, Karen

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