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The Woolpack, Ipswich

1 Tuddenham Road
Ipswich
IP4 2SH
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Woolpack

The Woolpack is situated in a wedge-shaped area defined by a road junction and close to the popular Christchurch Road.

Tables are in the wedge-shaped area at the front of the pub and as it is surrounded by roads, it's not the quietest of drinking environments. The interior is much more traditional with 3 small rooms.

On arrival, I couldn't see any free tables and there was another couple waiting for one. However, it was only about a minute before two tables became free. However, on instructed to register with the NHS app, I nearly lost the table to other arrivals, who weren't asked to scan. With the roads being so close, it is easy for people to simply wander in and take a seat.

Ghost Ship & Southwold Bitter are the regular ales. Guests yesterday were London Pride & Proper Job.

Food looked like traditional pub grub and smelt good, but there was no time for me to indulge.

On 1st May 2021 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Woolpack

Well worth the short uphill walk from the town centre, this nice-looking pub sits in the fork of a road junction. The interior has been sympathetically refurbished with slight gastro leanings, but happily retaining a good multi-room layout. At the front is a small snug, with a larger room used for board games off to the side and a tabled dining area to the rear. A further small bar in the other front corner completes the range round the central servery. There is a car park to the rear and tables out by the road, which does not seem too busy. The food is perhaps slightly pretentious but looked good. Draught beers, which are now listed over each bar, were Adnams Southwold & Broadside and Butcombe Original and seemed in excellent condition (Cask Marque accreditation). Craft stuff also available.

On 27th February 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Woolpack

Reputedly one of Ipswich's oldest pubs, believed to date back to the 16th Century, the Woolpack is a well kept gastro style pub, just outside the town centre, next to Christchurch Park. Entering up the steps to the main front door, you turn right into a small snug with padded rests on the walls to lean against, but no room for any tables and chairs. A large map of Suffolk dominates the walls and there is a nice door bearing the pub's name. All of the hand pumps can be viewed in this snug, so it's worth squeezing in if you want to be sure of exactly what is on. To the front left there is a lounge style room, which I eventually had to repair to, in order to get a seat. The room is bare boarded, but with a few large rugs to dampen down the noise. The furniture includes a number of chunky tables served by a mix of chairs, plus a few comfy armchairs in the front corner. There is a huge fireplace on the back wall underneath an equally impressive sized mirror. An upright piano stands in the far corner and has a big collection of board games on top of it. To the right, you move into a dining room, set up for those wanting food, but there were a few customers sat in here clearly just enjoying a drink. It's a comfortable and cosy room with plenty of standard tables and chairs, with each table having an unusual bottle of unknown provenance set in the middle and filled with fresh daffodils. Outside the pub there is a nice front seating area which has plenty of benches overlooking the entrance to the park and the two roads which pass either side of the building.
The ale range was pretty good, if perhaps a little 'safe', offering Morland Old Speckled Hen, Adnams Broadside and Southwold Bitter, Taylor Landlord, Sharps Doom Bar and Island Brewery Wight Gold. The latter seemed like the most interesting proposition, so I ordered a pint from the rather gruff barman who slowly served his regulars before eventually acknowledging my presence. Thankfully, the beer was in pretty good condition and went down well enough.
This is a pretty good pub and worth including on a crawl around town given its proximity to the Mulberry Tree and the pleasant walk through the park to the Greyhound. A friendlier welcome and slightly more exciting beer range could elevate this pub to one of the best in town.

On 26th May 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Ipswich, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Westerfield, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Derby Road (Ipswich), 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Woolpack, Ipswich
1st May 2021, 13:22
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
27th Feb 2019, 17:17
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 May 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 March 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
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