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The Dove Street Inn

76 St. Helens Street, Ipswich IP4 2LA, England
+44 1473 211270
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Call in a couple of times a year excellent choice of well kept beers although on this visit not as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trevor E
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Disappointing

I have been to the Dove in the past on numerous occasions but of late I usually stick to the Fat... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
grahamfrost1964
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“balti” (9 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (6 reviews)
“real ale” (16 reviews)
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76 St. Helens Street, Ipswich IP4 2LA, England
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+44 1473 211270
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Popped in here for a quickie before going out for a meal, fantastic choice of ales which you can sample before deciding which one to have. There were a number of Xmas ales on tap with the bing le jells being my favourite..but also had...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Classic English pub and microbrewery featuring a wide selection of real ales. Indoor seating and outdoor beer garden. Visited during beer festival with more than 70 ales and ciders available. Friendly, attentive bar staff and good pub food. Excellent wood fired pizza with plenty of...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I have to say I'm not a great real ale drinker, but I love places like this. Decided to try a couple of pints of the 'proper stuff' as a relative likes to call it. Found it a really relaxing place to visit and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Dove Inn is a regular pub I've drunk at for many this. The pub always meets the same good standard, with a decent selection of beers, well served and of top quality. This I regard a traditional pub where speech is still possible without...More

Thank Tony M
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Karen B, Owner at The Dove Street Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for your comments, really appreaciated.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Have been there many times but on my last visit I sat in the beer garden the roofed smoking area to be exact and listened to the foul language of 3 drinking Ladies if you could call them ladies, 2 males sitting nearby joined in...More

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