We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
Proper Pub

Lovely mix of beers and ciders, a real ale drinkers paradise. No frills, good basic food, great... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2016
Sue B
,
Norwich, United Kingdom
One of the best

One of the best pubs in town, closely followed by St Jude's, love the fact you can try before you... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2015
401karlp
,
Ipswich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 20 reviews
Enhance this page - Upload photos! Add a photo
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good5%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
5 Apr 2016
“Proper Pub”
22 May 2015
“One of the best”
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Nov
Dec
Jan
Contact
82 St. Helens Street, Ipswich IP4 2LB, England
Website
+44 1473 211270
Call
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
20 results
Traveller rating
18
1
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
18
1
1
0
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 20 reviews
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Lovely mix of beers and ciders, a real ale drinkers paradise. No frills, good basic food, great atmosphere. Staff really know their ales.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

One of the best pubs in town, closely followed by St Jude's, love the fact you can try before you buy and there is always a great choice of local and further a field beers.

Thank 401karlp
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I've only ever been in here twice and don't really plan on going back in, which is a shame as it is a cozy pub with a nice beer garden to the back and a very good selection of real ales. However, I found the...More

Thank urbancitybhoy
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I love this place, it is just so full of great beers, great beer festivals and the biggest pint of pork scratchings you will ever see, this is a must for anyone that loves real ale, or you can have something off the fizzy list...More

Thank Powerscape
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Dove is probably the best pub in Ipswich. There staff are all very friendly. There are numerous real ales in here. They specialise in serving real ales and have won many National awards for this.. There are many different areas to sit in including...More

Thank WiggyofIpswich
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The frequent beer festivals put this pup as a beacon for Real Ale in Ipswich. A large selection of beers are complimented with great service, and vibe. The only downside being the fruit machines and TV screens which can be avoided.

Thank A_Oldman
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Superb range of ales and a great outdoor seating area. Like it best when they put on a BBQ in the seating area outside

Thank John-Andrew-Simpson
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Large selection of excellent beers a true pub. Good seating in various rooms and reading matter always available.

1  Thank Tony T
Reviewed May 24, 2012

My local.Great range (24 ish excellent traditional beers, plus wines & spirits of all sorts). Good value (ie better prices than tied houses).

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Had a short visit to Ipswich and wanted to try a local real ale pub. My first choice from reading the trip advisor reviews was the The Dove Street Brewery and I can see and taste why this place is highly rated. A great selection...More

1  Thank David Gas M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 nearby hotels
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1,542 reviews
.46 km away
Travelodge Ipswich Hotel
373 reviews
.53 km away
Premier Inn Ipswich Town Centre (Quayside) Hotel
909 reviews
.56 km away
Novotel Ipswich
978 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 475 nearby restaurants
Mr Wing
260 reviews
.29 km away
Indian Palace
158 reviews
.32 km away
29 Bar & Restaurant
23 reviews
.26 km away
Shelley's
30 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 229 nearby attractions
Regent Theatre
250 reviews
.31 km away
The Major Statue at Major's Corner
47 reviews
.49 km away
The Question Mark Sculpture
23 reviews
.43 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Dove Street Brewery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines