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“An Inn for all seasons”

The Dove Street Inn
Ranked #4 of 69 Nightlife in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Jay and I as you will probably see from our reviews spend quite a bit of time visiting pubs. So, here we are in Ipswich at the Dove Street Inn. Nothing special from the outside but on the inside is a wonderfully interesting bar room with loads of wood and pub memorabilia.There are lots of boards with information on the available beers. As for the beers/ales Jay doesn't really drink alcohol apart from the very occasional glass of cider or wine. I on the other hand like to try real ales, and different lagers. So when we visit the pubs part of it is to take in the history and the ambience not necessarily the food and drink. For those of you who have read our other reports you may already know that Jay's a vegetarian so the menu is always of interest in allowing us to pass information on to other vegetarians.The food menu is simple with stews, beef and vegetarian curries, meat and vegetarian shepherds pies, pasties and sausage rolls all presented with no frills and no fuss. This is a great place to meet, eat and drink, a match for anywhere in the country. With a wide range of 12 real ales including there own brews, an excellent selection of draft lagers including some favourites from Belgium such as Kriek and Leffe. I'm always up for trying something different and one that I tried was "Elgoods Coolship" a Lambic style beer which is a sour beer brewed with wild yeast. Very different, it has a very strong flavour which I quite enjoyed and as you would imagine it was "sour". Sour beer is slowly taking off slowly in the Uk and I suspect will be come more popular as a guest ale. This is a pub not to be missed if you're visiting Ipswich, for more information and an insight into the décor you should visit the pub website www.dovestreetinn.co.uk.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This pub has a great atmosphere and has the widest range of clientèle imaginable. the range of beers, ciders, lagers, and are happy to give tastes before you buy. How many pubs (especially those who do their own excellent food) are happy to allow take aways to be delivered there and then provide plates and cutlery? The staff are all superb and Karen's cooking is fantastic value. The balti shepherds pie is a triumph, but if you are concerned about your cholesterol probably not for you! Try the specials with rice instead.
No matter how busy this pub gets it is always possible to get served quickly and each room has iits own distinct atmosphere, from the tiny sleepy snug, the long games room to the bustling main bar.
If this isn't the best pub it is certainly in the top five!

Thank UncleBeardo
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Karen B, Owner at The Dove Street Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Thanks for the great review. We are proud of our team and always strive to reach the highest standards. It was so nice to receive such positive comments .Thank you.
Cheers !

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We"re a group who enjoy real ale and go all over the country visiting pubs who sell it and we can honestly say the dove is the best pub we have been to. The beer is wonderful and the bar staff are brilliant and very welcoming a truly great pub and well worth a visit you wont be dissapointent

Thank abm1970
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The Dove Street Inn is a great all rounder. It caters for most drinking palates be it ale, lager, cider or spirits, the choices are numerous. Their Balti Shepard's Pie is lovely.

Thank Jay O
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

A great pub with a huge selection of beer, a buzzing atmosphere and friendly folk. It doesn't get any better for an after works drink on a friday night. Suffering today mind........

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