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Lovely little pub - just overly busy

Delightful little place in the heart of town. Great interior and exterior - you'd think from this... read more

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mattfrost216
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good central bar

Very busy inside but ample barstaff to cope and quick service. Excellent choice of good beers and a... read more

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I've been going to the Arcade Street Tavern for a number of years so can't believe I have never written a review praising this brilliant place. They have 2 cask ales, 4 draft beers in the front bar and usually 4 in the back bar (which they'll go and get for you) some of which you don't often see in the UK, an ever changing range of bottles and cans from around the World in the fridges, gin & coffee. On top of this they have Street Food Fridays (weather permitting) with different choices each week such as burgers, pizzas & steaks. They also have tap takeovers, beer & cheese pairing evenings, music nights and gin tasting events (although I've not been to one of these as I am not a gin drinker). Ross & Ross (the owners) and all their staff are friendly and efficient.
I love this place and look forward to going there each time I am in Ipswich which, if you are in town, you must too!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

What an awesome night! I was treated to this event for my birthday and would highly recommend. We didn't know what to expect for the beer & cheese pairing night, but I loved it. We were sat with a few strangers on the same table, but were encouraged to make friends and the atmosphere created by Ross the host allowed us to do that easily. The 7 beers selected were all so different, but perfect choices for the cheeses and so much info and knowledge was thrown at us about each one. Who knew drinking 7 (generous servings of) beers could be educational too? The presentation and effort behind the whole evening was superb. I'll definitely be booking on the gin tasting if the beer evening was anything to go by.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a marvellous pub. Excellent range of drinks, with innovative guest beers and breweries on tap. Surprisingly reasonably priced – getting change out of £10 for two pints of very specialist beer was a welcome surprise – they basically serve what would elsewhere be viewed as unusual and expensive beers at normal pub prices.

The staff were an absolute revelation. Offering advice, going and fetching drinks from the other bar from us when they were not available at the front, bringing beers to our table outside and even giving my four year old son an orange juice for free. It is extremely rare to have experienced service which is anything like this; alas I was only visiting, but if I lived in Ipswich, this would certainly be my local.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely little bar in the centre of town! I had a beer that I have only ever found in Brugge and my partner had a g&t, the bar staff were lovely and attentive even though the bar was packed! She even went to get the cucumber herself as it had run out for my partners Hendricks, now that's what you call service! Lovely heaters out side under the archway. Would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Donna B
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

As a birthday treat a friend organised a private gin tasting for my daughter's 40th birthday present and I was lucky enough to be included. What a night! Lizzie, our gin host was amazing and made our evening fun and informed. The gins she chose were absolutely wonderful and served to perfection with the right garnishes. I know from a quick work with the organiser that this offered value for money. We all agreed we wanted to do it every week. Thank you Lizzie for being the perfect gin hostess!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Alison S
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