The Steamboat Tavern

Location 78–80 New Cut West, Ipswich

Timespan Opening date unknown. Still active

Description Long running Ipswich venue popularised by the legendary Val Bint as landlady. Small stage in pub, with room for approximately 30–40 people in front of stage. Another 20/30 could strain to see the stage from the bar area. Outside facilities occasionally used for music.

Bands who played there Citizen Fish. UK Subs. Red Flag 77. Attila The Stockbroker. Alternative TV. Bearsuit. Aqua Vista. Henry Homesweet. Omega Point. Pindown. Charlie Brown. Geoffrey Berner. Earth Mother Fucker. Chocolate. The Ballistics.