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Address: 69 St. Matthews Street, Ipswich IP1 3EW, England
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The best pub in Ipswich!

St Jude's is by far my favorite pub in Ipswich and one of the nicest ones I've ever been to. The atmosphere is unique, people are friendly and you get to meet some really... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Benalmadena, Spain
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lets be clear, this is not the place to go for a romantic evening, first date, fine dining or treat for the missus. It is located in an area of Ipswich that feels distinctly tricky in the evenings and you may have to play British Bulldog with drunks, drug users or over zealous beggars to get into the bar. However... More 

Thank Jon A
Benalmadena, Spain
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50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

St Jude's is by far my favorite pub in Ipswich and one of the nicest ones I've ever been to. The atmosphere is unique, people are friendly and you get to meet some really interesting characters there :)

Thank _t_kaijal
harwich uk
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

this is the best "proper beer" house in the local area- different types and you can try them before buying - they brew their own and the pub is a great place to socialise.

Thank Tony C
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We cycled to Ipswich and stayed a bit out of town. Cycled into Ipswich for the evening and St Judes was recommended. We asked where we could park the bikes and the (excellent) barmaid just said - "we're quiet tonight, leave 'em in the bar?". So we did and spent the evening there. Great beer, excellent music and they let... More 

Thank xenu1
Colchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

My husband And I used to visit on a Saturday,after shopping,however,the last 2 times,were horrible,very drunk people at the bar yelling and shouting,No effort by the bar staff to get them to tone it down.Good ales.and not expensive,but I wont be going back unless the unruly disruptive "customers" are dealt with.Such a shame!

Thank Maryanne096
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

If you like real ale this is the place to go. Please don't be put off by the old spit and sawdust look it is a proper drinking mans pub with a great range of real ales and ciders. Lager and spirits are available if you are that way inclined. Such a friendly atmosphere made to feel very welcome on... More 

Thank Steve F
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Great little pub. Super atmosphere. Interesting spooky decor, but unpretentious with it. Very much a real ale drinkers' pub, in other words people with taste! But everyone can feel welcome in this friendly pub.

Thank mattingley12
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I was working for a month in Ipswich. I'm glad I discovered this pub early on and went there several times. Have a meal elsewhere as this pub is not for eaters, it's for drinkers who appreciate a good selection of very good beers. As such it is brilliant with a blackboard displaying all the 20 or so available beers.... More 

Thank RoyLeM
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Negative reviews are by bigots. This is the only pub in Ipswich that welcomes everybody regardless of background. Everyone is friendly and the beer is served on gravity. Highly recommend if you visit for football, etc.

Thank Peter G
Northampton, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

ales poured straight from the barrel. Good prices. Away fan friendly for the football. Beers tasted ok but the visit wasn't as enjoyable as last season

Thank Jon_crane

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