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We have re-opened!

We are now open!

We have put systems in place to enable us to open whilst keeping our customers and crew as safe as possible. There is hand sanitiser available throughout the pub and social distancing measures are being taken to comply with government guidelines.

You can call us to reserve a table but we are keeping some tables free for walk-ins.

Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for upcoming events. We will be having movie night every other Friday night and showing family friendly films once a month from Sunday 2nd August. No gigs allowed inside yet but we will be having gigs in the beer garden weather depending.

Opening hours as follows, subject to change going forward. Food service hour in brackets.

Mon – Closed
Tue – 5-11 (5.30-8.30)
Wed – 12-10 (12-2.30/5.30-8.30)
Thu – 12-10 (12-2.30/5.30-8.30)
Fri – 12-11 (12-2.30/5.30-8.30)
Sat – 12-11 (12-2.30/5.30-8.30)
Sun – 12-6 (12-4)

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

COVID-19 update

We are operating a collection service during lockdown

We might be closed but we’re determined to keep you supplied with amazing beer, cider & food! We have 5 litre (8.5pts) mini kegs and 2 pint takeaway cartons! See below for products and prices.

Mini kegs @ £29
Cliff Quay – Sea Dog pale ale 5.2%
Earl Soham – Victoria Bitter 3.6%
Earl Soham – Brandeston Gold 4.5%
Shortts Brewery – Indie IPA 4.8%
Shortts Brewery – The Cure Bitter 3.6%

2 pints from £5
Wild Beer – Shika Dry Hopped lager 4.5%
Wild Beer – Bibble pale ale (coming soon)
Hallets – Rum cask cider 5.6%
Thundering Molly cider 5.2%
Shortts brewery – Strummer 3.8%
Guinness 4.1%

Available to collect Tuesday – Saturday 12-7pm. Please call 01473 601902 to arrange collection and payment. X

Food available Fri & Sat 5-7:30pm (order before 6pm)

  • Chips – £2.50
  • Cheesy chips – £3
  • Chilli cheesy chips (v) – £7
  • Chilli cheesy nachos (beef or veg) – £7
  • Chilli & rice (beef or veg) – £8
  • Proctors sausages, mash, peas & gravy (v) – £8
  • Chickpea & butternut squash tagine with couscous (v) – £8
  • Chicken madras with rice (Naan bread £1.50) – £8
  • Beef burger & chips – £7
  • Bean burger & chips – £7
  • Jerk chicken burger & chips – £7

If you suffer from any food related allergies please inform a member of staff before ordering your food


We need your help!

We’re part of #SaveOurVenues, a nationwide campaign organised by the Music Venue Trust, it’s all about artists and fans coming together to prevent their local music venues from permanently closing.

Live music is part of the soul of the Steamboat Tavern and has been for many years, we want to ensure it will continue to be in the future.

We don’t know how long we will be closed and more importantly what restrictions will be placed upon us when we do finally open. Any help you can offer would be really appreciated during these challenging times.
Your donations will be used to cover ongoing overheads and help to ensure we’re ready with a packed line-up of great gigs for when we can hopefully open our doors to you all again.

We miss you (it’s far too quiet here), and hope to be back, bigger and stronger after this – we promise it’ll be the loudest & most raucous party in Ipswich!

Please share and spread the word!

Thank you, Andy & The Steamboat Crew x

More info on the campaign here: www.saveourvenues.co.uk
Donate to The Steamboat Tavern here: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/afaf4e4ea217bacaf2b23aa01c1049b7

Hooray – the clocks have gone forward and spring is here!

The first weekend of the month brings a great night of punk & indie noise rock from touring Wigan band Riggots on Saturday 2nd. They are supported by touring New Zealand punk band Hollywoodfun Downstairs! (Must be the furthest travelled band to play at The Steamboat?!) Kicking off the night will be local guys Casual Nausea, for what promise to be loud, lively and cracking night!

Sunday 3rd is our ever popular monthly Wax on the Waterfront, starting at the new time of 5pm through until 9pm, it’s the perfect Sunday chill out from the night before or just a great way to enjoy some top tunes, tasty beers and a friendly crowd!

Legendary 70’s punk band The Lurkers are on Saturday 9th. Supported by London band The Featherz and with their final gig, local guys The 4130’s. It will be busy so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

The middle of the month we have a fundraising event for the upcoming May Day festival in Alexandra Park. We’ll have bands battling for a slot to play at the festival. On the Saturday night (16th) we welcome back the brilliant Norwich based alternative rock band The Thinking Men. Off the back of their sell out EP launch gig at The Norwich Arts centre, this is a great chance to see them in Ipswich at this free gig.

The second half of the month starts with our classic movie night. This month we’ll be showing ‘Withnail & I’. Amazing drinks offers and HUGE chilli cheese hotdogs during the film! Get here early if you want the sofa!!

Loads more of the usual stuff going on – Sunday lunch jazz sessions, fortnightly quiz nights, folk jam sessions, tasty food and loads of superb spring pale ales and new ciders for the sunny weather.

Oh and one more thing – it’s not actually in April but it’s worth a mention because it’s happening on Sunday 1st May – Wax on the Waterfront May Day Special. The boys will be playing your vinyl as usual but we will also have live music from legendary UK skate punksters The Stupids supported by Molasses. The night starts from 8pm, FREE ENTRY with a donation on the door for Refugees Rock. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

Hope to see you soon!