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Masons, Ipswich

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The Invited played here in September 2010 and found Ian & Jayne to be very welcoming and accommodating given that we, the band, had so much gear and almost blocked access to the beer cellar! ;-) We had a cracking gig in front of a small but appreciative audience - and best accolade of all.......... we'll be going back!
invited - 14 Sep 2010 16:22
not been here yet but my brother in law has just taken over as manager, he turned a pub around to a great famiy pub recentely and i can vouch he has a passion for great beer hence keeping his product in top shape always. You will get a good pint in any pub that he is managing.
wysiwyg19620 - 1 Apr 2010 22:05
apparently going on the market again? we will have to wait and see? still we got the Three Jolly sailors round the corner.
beerman3 - 18 Feb 2010 15:28
This is a very nice clean pub in Ipswich. It has been refurbished and is very nice indeed. It has a outside smoking area which is being improved to make it even more comfortable. Last time I went in it had families using it as well. A well maintained pub which deserves to do well after it had its refurbishment.
realaleman1 - 3 Feb 2010 11:58
Reopened on October 9th, no longer under the Greene King banner. Live music and karaoke advertised going forward.
edchambers - 12 Oct 2009 21:21
This pub closed in early March and the usual iron shutters and 'for sale' boards are now on display. As I said on May 13th 2007, it's through pubs like this one that Greene King demonstrate just how commited they are to the communities which buy their products.
It's a real shame because despite the obvious drawbacks- backstreet location and lack of space for a car park or outside smoking area- this is an attractive pub in a densely populated residential area which always seemed to be well-used. my belief is that in the right hands it could work as a pub, even a 'non-food' pub, especially if the owner was free to put a couple of decent beers on instead of Greene King IPA.
edchambers - 30 Mar 2009 22:00
Freehold up for sale by GK
Clivers - 14 Sep 2008 18:55
I have been to this pub,and would never again.its like that bar scene in starwars.all you can see is drunks making passes at you in the bar with drool down there mouths,and this was the landlord as well.its got druggies in and out selling goods,fights outside,and half the time it's over a woman that looks like 'sloth' out of the Goonies film!!
kyber - 12 Sep 2008 11:28
Has recently had a minor makeover and renamed itself the Masons. It remains a classic community pub, comfortable and unpretentious, much visited by many in the local community. Perhaps the only genuine 'back street boozer' left in Ipswich. Only slight drawback is that the only real ale on offer is Greene King IPA- but great real ale isn't everything, I suppose.
edchambers - 24 Dec 2007 22:20
One of just a couple of back street community pubs surviving in Ipswich. On July 1st the smoking ban takes effect and pubs like this will depend upon Greene King to keep it alive and demonstrate just how commited they are to the communities which buy their products.
edchambers - 13 May 2007 22:01

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