The Grinning Rat
The Grinning Rat
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Louise P
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Booked this new vegan pub as I'm allergic to dairy. The other half is a full meat eater but didnt miss it all.
The food was incredible. In particular the nacho fries, I would definitely recommend.

There were other lovely touches such as reuseable metal straws, a book trading station and local beers.

Fantastic atmosphere and I'll definitely be back for a drink as well as to try more of the menu!!!!
Written 3 February 2020
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daveinkent44
Ipswich, UK1,108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
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 it gets lively on weekends with live music. To me it looks an OK drinks venue.
Written 17 March 2016
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Julian d
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 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 and perform for free showcasing there talent. Acoustic night speaks for itself and, the regular ska music events. lively and boisterous fantastic music, with a large fan base who like to get involved.
Written 15 March 2016
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David J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
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 friendly and fast.
The Landlord was having a chat with us before the main event kicked off and told us that a few weeks earlier they had Ban Manners on!! The Actual Bad Manners!!! 'unbelievable'
Looks like the place to be in Ipswich for Music, apparently there is going to be a festival of some sort in 2015 - Ipswich version of Glastonbury? cannot wait.
Written 19 October 2014
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Fai1979
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
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 there last! They had an open mic night on, we sat outside under beside the open fire listening to local bands perform on the outside stage.
Friendly, Fun, Music, Nostalgic.
Written 21 May 2014
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Dave M
Portsmouth, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
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 the next big weekender!
Written 10 May 2014
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urbancitybhoy
Dublin, Ireland87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
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 proprietor has been doing a fine job at getting good bands and artists in to play.
Written 21 February 2014
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BANDMAN2013
Ipswich, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
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 the place to visit!!
I'm in a band myself and within seconds of mentioning it they offered me a free practice venue any day midweek......need I say more!

Summary; well worth a visit
Written 29 December 2013
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Nick J
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
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!
Written 14 July 2013
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duke821
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 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
Written 20 May 2013
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