Coach & Horses | Norwich, Norfolk
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Coach & Horses
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

82 Thorpe Road
Norwich, Norfolk England NR1 1BA [ print map ]
01603 477077 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun-Thu 11:00-00:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-01:00

Mayor: WingmanWillis (2) | Taps: 6 |

Coach & Horses

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Beer Available At Coach & Horses (arranged by most recent)
Chalk Hill Gold 39, Chalk Hill Tap 22, Redwell Hells 46, Chalk Hill CHB 35, Chalk Hill Nectar For Norfolk , Chalk Hill Huffmeister , Chalk Hill Dreadnought 34
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12 reviews for Coach & Horses
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  74%
 Selection  61%
 Food  77%
 Value  70%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil  (396) Tallinn, Estonia | September 17, 2015
The first pub after you arrive? The last pub before you leave? Either way, itís close enough to the station that you can go there with all your luggage in tow before even going to your hotel. OK, youíll stand out a bit, as itís a bit of a local lads sports bar, but itís not an unwelcoming atmostphere. Peckish? Try the nachos with chilli - nice and hot. Oops, thatíll screw your tastebuds. Friendly staff, happy to let us build up a tab. Beers were variable - one of the four on was pretty darned tasty, even though it was just a simple bitter. Next time Iím here Iíll definitely try to pick up some more ticks.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Boudicca  (986) London, England | September 7, 2015
The Coach and Horses is home to the Chalk Hill Brewery, which has been in operation since the early 1990s. Itís a short walk uphill from the station and is a double fronted, traditional pub set back slightly from the road. Inside itís light, airy and cheerful - there are lots of brightly coloured flags and sports jerseys in frames on the walls - and the furniture is chunky and rustic. The service was friendly and they had six of their own beers on tap (Last visited 3 August 2015).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (476) London, England | August 20, 2015
Visited a few times over the years. Long established brewpub close to the station, so handy as a first or last stop if travelling to/from Norwich by train. Comfortable, with a convivial & lively atmosphere. Iíve not had a problem with the beers, although they are generally rather conservative in style & outlook. However, they seem to make the same six beers all the time and rarely (if ever?) depart from that range so, unless you particularly like the place, you can pretty much "do your work" in a single visit and not need to revisit -. they do not have any guest beers and there is nothing much of interest on the keg taps or in bottle. They do food but Iíve never eaten here. Note that, although this is clearly first & foremost a brewpub, with the brewery in the back yard, the beers do make an appearance around a few other pubs in Norwich, notably the Alexandra, where a couple are permanent.

Visited again in August 2015. Theyíve now started making the odd seasonal beer. There were two Summer sesonals whe we visited but, unfortunately, one had just run out. Still six handpumps so I guess a couple of the former permanent beers have been relegated. Also Redwell Hells lager on keg. Upped the selection score a point.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (489) , England | April 22, 2015
Visited on a Wednesday evening. Nice brewpub thatís been around for years. A couple of new additions to the range with the mild being dropped for the summer. Large single room with space outside. Well kept beer. Staff friendly. Food looked good but didnít eat. Worth a check in to scoop the beers and handy for the station
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork  (88) Southampton, United Kingdom, England | February 10, 2015
Nice pub. Shame about the beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx  (190) Vasa, Finland | October 18, 2012
Cosy pub with all 6 Chalk Hill beers on. Friendly service. Didnít eat. Rock music playing, but not too loud, and olympics on tv. Feels rather spacy. Clean athmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jorge76  (208) , Italy | August 27, 2012
It was the closest camra suggest to our hotel so the place was always the first/last drink of the day ... I donít like too much their beers but their are not too bad at the end of the day .. Big and friendly place easy to reach from the rail station so worth to add it in your pub crawl .
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial  (107) Twin Cities, Minnesota | April 10, 2012
A nice range of real ale brewed next door at Chalk Hill Brewery, and a few more common taps and bottles available. Staff was nice, food was very good (I really liked the Stilton & chips).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock  (434) , England | March 29, 2012
Only been three times and always on a Saturday lunchtime before a match at Carrow Road (home to Norwich City Football Club). It has therefore been full and friendly, even though my shirt has Black and White Stripes (everyone else appeared to be in Yellow). Good selection of beers, I am not a big fan of their own products, but have had one of each, on my visits, just in case my tastebuds have changed. Plus, I canít watch Grimsby Town sober, it is hard enough when full of Real Ale, but sober, no thanks. Service has always been fine, even when really busy, canít say about food, donít think they do it on match days? All in all, a good friendly place, there are seats outside for summertime drinking, but it has always been too cold when I have visited.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
Nice brewpub up the hill from Norwich Train Station. Good selection from Chalk Hill Brewery, worth a look when youíre in town. The foods not bad either.

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