England > Norfolk > Norwich
chriso (467) London, England | August 20, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
WingmanWillis (461) , England | April 22, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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
SilkTork (88) Southampton, United Kingdom, England | February 10, 2015
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Nice pub. Shame about the beer.
oh6gdx (174) Vasa, Finland | October 18, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jorge76 (205) , Italy | August 27, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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 .
Bacterial (96) Twin Cities, Minnesota | April 10, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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).
BlackHaddock (434) , England | March 29, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Benjii (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
rosenbergh (595) Tampere, Finland | January 6, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Wednesday 6 pm the place was absolutely packed. 6 casks. Thatís all I could see while sipping my Dreadnought.
sm89walt (38) Sydney, Australia | April 4, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Nice, lively pub to come to before a Norwich game or to watch if theyíre being televised with a great atmosphere. Quite roomy and the Chalk Hill offerings are fair session pints, perfect for supping before the game.
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