England > Norfolk > Norwich
T_i_B (25) , England | June 3, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Loads of cask ale served both by hand pump and on gravity, great atmosphere, one of the very best pubs in the UK.
kyr2 (16) Nicosia, Cyprus | March 5, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great little place for some nice beers. Nice selection of taps and bottles.
b727trijet (335) Isleworth, England | March 12, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
As everyone else says, a brilliant pub well worth going to. There is nothing more I can add without repeating what has already been said!
Theydon_Bois (773) The ’Sham, England | February 16, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Friday night in the mid noughties on a weekend visit to Norwich.
The place was booming and we managed to snag one of the last tables.
Service held up well.
Tickers heaven, 20 something sticks on the bar and then another 7 or 8 beers from gravity in the room behind!
Must visit on a Norwich drink up - just a shame it’s a little out of town and requires a cab ride or a lengthy walk.
JohnRMurdoch (306) Glasgow, Scotland | August 28, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Small traditional English suburban pub not far from the city centre & close to a bike shop. Brews its own beer & has 12 hand pumps with interesting guest beers as well as gravity casks & a good selection of bottles. Busy, old fashioned but interesting decor. Satisfactory service. Well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.
jorge76 (165) , Italy | August 27, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Visited 4 times already ... One of the best real ale pub in U.K and my favourite in Norwich ... 12 handpull with 3/4 from the housebrewery always in top condition and good variety from Timothy Taylor to small micros .. Great selection in the cellar behind the bar with around 40 beers poured directly from the cask .. Never had food ... Good atmosphere make from the locals and the staff that is always gentle and quick ... You MUST visit the fat cat once in life at least !!!
imdownthepub (524) Banbury, England | May 14, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
We have been to this great pub several times over the years, it was the leader of a bit of a genre, take a failing pub in the outskirts of a town, put your mark on it and serve lots of great beer, works a treat. Now this is the model of many a good pub. Still relaxing, despite the crowds that get in there, and still really worth the while getting there. Top notch.
Bacterial (67) Twin Cities, Minnesota | April 10, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome pub - many real ales with a ton on gravity. A must stop if you find yourself in Norwich!
BlackHaddock (383) , England | April 2, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The first stop of a heavy: all day pub crawl round Norwich. A taxi from the station brought us here, a corner pub on a non-discript corner in a quiet part of the outskirts, Ł7.20 between 4 of us, a bargin! On leaving here we slowly walked back to the staion, it took us 11 hours and a lot of drinking.
Saturday afternoon is a popular time to drink here, although I think it is popular most of the time every day.
12 Handpumps plus other cask beers not visable from the bar. A good selection of Belgian beers too, ’La Chouffe’ on tap and Brigand, a host of fruit beers were also on tap. We were here for the UK cask stuff though. They may even have some Lager, but I didn’t notice any.
My first was a ’Red MacGregor’ from Orkney and very nice too. The other three all had a Fat Cat brewed beer, all again in top condition. My second was their Top Cat Best Bitter and very drinkable it was.
Mixed clientele, mostly male and middle aged, long hair and beer bellies being a common denominator. Friendly and inviting staff, locals were all fine as well, if somewhat stange in that Norfolk sort of way. Dogs, children and a few women made up the rest. Wood everywhere, posters and beery bits adorn the walls, old bottles collect dust on high shelves above you and a low hub of conversation is all that disturbs your drinking.
Probably the best Real Ale pub in Norwich, certainly the best we found, with ’The Champion’ a close second (a Batemans pub).
Benjii (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | June 1, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favourite real ale pub in England. A great selection of cask ales, including house ales, and a decent international selection. Drinking Drie Founteinen Oude Geuze beneath a gigantic Green Man pub sign, brilliant!!
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