Kings Head (Free) | Norwich, Norfolk
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Kings Head (Free)
Exceptional based on 7 ratings
Type: Bar

42 Magdalen Street
Norwich, Norfolk England NR3 1JE [ print map ]
01603 767094

kingsheadnorwich.com

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Kings Head (Free)

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7 reviews for Kings Head (Free)
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  87%
 Selection  78%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  84%


80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | October 1, 2013
The place to go for real ales in Norfolk, always well kept and well served. Rotating selection. Cheerful staff and friendly clientele. Right on the main drag.
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
T_i_B  (23) , England | April 30, 2013
Some well selected local cask ales, plenty of good bottled beers. Itís keg free (although in this day and age it wouldnít hurt to have a little quality keg). Not sure about some of the locals in here but the staff were very good in dealing with my asking questions about some of the bottled beer.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
b727trijet  (262) Isleworth, England | March 14, 2013
One of the most famous Norwich beery pubs, plenty of choice but I did only find one I had not tried before. Quality was good though.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx  (157) Vasa, Finland | October 18, 2012
Pleasant pub with handpumps on both sized of the bar desk. Remember to read the wall for a complete list. Good and friendly service. Good condition beers. Cosy and quite mellow and homelike feeling to it.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
jorge76  (71) , Italy | August 27, 2012
I love this place for many reasons .. Great range , quality, staff, atmosphere .. And I could go on for a while .. No music no big brand lager make this place a true gem and a sort of beer paradise for real ale drinkers ... Definitely worth a visit
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub  (398) Banbury, England | August 5, 2012
I always go into the back bar here, very friendly and chatty in here. There is generally a great range of Real Ales available and the barstaff are always willing to discuss them. Great place.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt  (34) Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia | January 5, 2012
I think thereís a collective acceptance that the Kings Head is one of Norwichís finest real ale houses, offering in the region of 14 beers on handpump served in oversized glasses and a selection of foreign bottled beers with style-appropriate glasses provided. Itís a regular of mine and one that Iím never disappointed with. The focus is generally on East Anglian offerings; the Kings Head being one of the near unparalleled pubs in the city to sample the regionís range in consistently top notch condition. The KHB is their house beer specially brewed by the local Winters brewery too. Things are kept simple throughout and the pub prides itself on being free from keg, however you can find lager and cider in bottles if thatís your bag. Food comes in the form of typical bar snacks. There are two rooms to the pub with just a bar billiards table in the back if your conversation wanes. The atmosphere is similar and emphasises good beer, good company and good conversation. Service is always friendly with knowledgeable staff behind the bar, enthusiastic about the beers theyíre selling. If youíre in the city you have every reason to visit.

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