Norwich Beer Guide: Your Norwich guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Norwich

68 /100 41 ST. ANDREWS STREET
“Fairly large bar / restaurant (But the usable bar space if small) with both cask and keg lines. 5 of their own cask beers And 3 keg were being served when I visited. Dog friendly. “
Mr_Pink_152 48 days ago
80 /100 UNIT 182 MARKET PLACE, GAOL HILL
“Small market stall on the outside edge of Norwich’s very good market placed. Three taps and a small amount of seating plus well over 100 (I’d say) cans and bottles. One section for local breweries. Well worth a visit.“
Mr_Pink_152 48 days ago
70 /100 1 QUEEN STREET
“When you walk in you know what to expect. It has the usual BrewDog industrial feel. It’s bigger than some and maybe a few more taps. I didn’t see very much in the way of bottles or cans the fridges behind the bar were fairly empty. One or two members of staff were rude. As usual free WiFi and dog friendly.“
Mr_Pink_152 48 days ago
96 /100 43 COWGATE STREET
“Good vibe, good people and good beer - oh and good food as well!“
gregerik 84 days ago
82 /100 43 COWGATE STREET
“Was suitably impressed when I visited during on a trip into Norwich late last year, great choice of beers and a great atmosphere!“
linkup101 127 days ago
100 /100
Fat Cat (Bar)
49 WEST END STREET
“Busy pub with nice staff and cheap beers.“
MashGuide26 180 days ago
54 /100 41 ST. ANDREWS STREET
“Great place to visit with a good mix of hand pulls and taps on“
Wirralbeerveg 244 days ago
76 /100 1 QUEEN STREET
“Even though this is a standard Brewdog bar, this one got some good things,, a very good bottle selection,Brewdog and guest beers, wide style selection on tap. We liked this place as our final stop in Norwich. Visited 8/1/19.“
gunnar 318 days ago
82 /100 43 COWGATE STREET
“Great place, we was welcomed by a wood burning stove, great tap list on both keg and cask, nice service and atmosphere, a lovely place all in all, could easy spend an entire evening here“
gunnar 318 days ago
76 /100 98-100 LAWSON ROAD
“Our second stop in Norwich, 8/1/19. Large building a bit out of centre, interior was like a big barn, decorated with hops, rural feeling overall. Good and interesting guest ales as well as their own range, friendly and prompt service“
gunnar 325 days ago
76 /100 82 THORPE ROAD
“We arrived at opening time 8/1/19 and was greeted well by the staff. The fireplace was also working, so there was a good warm atmosphere with the lovely smell of coal on top. We had the full line up of beers from the brewery, small measures was available. Old fashion interior, dog friendly place, nice all over“
gunnar 325 days ago
78 /100 43 COWGATE STREET
“Visited on tour to 22 southern counties with OGJ and EE 08.01.19. Friendly atmosphere and service and service and a wood-burning stove. Ten ale on cask, served without sparkler, and nine beers on keg. All interesting and well-chosen. They also do pizzas and chips with toppings for a very reasonable price.“
Holmen2 340 days ago
76 /100 98-100 LAWSON ROAD
“Visited on tour to 22 southern counties with OGJ and EE 08.01.18. Friendly atmosphere. Eight ales on hand pumps and more on gravity. Also several kegs. Their own ales were rather bland, but they had many interesting guest beers. There were no sparklers on any of the hand pumps. Friendly atomsphere and good service.“
Holmen2 340 days ago
76 /100 82 THORPE ROAD
“Visited on trip to 22 southern counties with OGJ and EE 08.01.19. A nice brewpub with a proper fireplace. Eight of their own ales on cask - all served without sparklers. The ales were English style. Very friendly service and atmosphere. Dogs are welcome.“
Holmen2 340 days ago
72 /100 UNIT 182 MARKET PLACE, GAOL HILL
“Noted that others had trouble finding this so methodically tackled this pleasant and interesting market row by row. Unfortunately I started at the wrong end of the market which meant it took me some time to find it. For future visitors, it's in the middle of the outside of the northernmost row. It's quite small but the owner is very friendly, and keen to know my recommendations, which made it a pleasant (and slightly longer than intended) stop. The range isn't huge (due to space restrictions), but there's some interesting stuff in there. It's split fairly evenly between Norfolk beer "for the tourists" (which included me in my ongoing search for new breweries wherever I go) and craft beer "for the locals". The craft stuff had plenty of one-off brews from hyped and up-and-coming breweries; there's no supermarket "craft" here and the owner clearly knows his stuff. Although small at present, it's very definitely worth a visit, and I hope it prospers and grows - but it does need to lose the pretentious "Sir Toby's" name, which just sounds daft.“
wheresthepath 395 days ago
84 /100 98-100 LAWSON ROAD
“Barn like, large single room brewpub to the north of the city centre. A wide selection of beers available, both cask & keg. The brewpubs own beers are pretty reasonable. Very friendly staff, the banter was decent“
Cheeseboard 402 days ago
86 /100 43 COWGATE STREET
“Cracking traditional pub serving a whole range of clienete. Well kept cask beers plus around 6 keg lines stop the punters from getting thirsty. The pizzas are delicious. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Easy to reccommend!“
Cheeseboard 402 days ago
84 /100 1 QUEEN STREET
“Centrally located, quite large Brewdog bar. Around 25 taps offering the usual mix of their own beers plus guests, all served by friendly and attentive staff. Nice to try local beers from the likes of All Day Brewing. An enjoyable visit, it's certainly one of the better BD bars“
Cheeseboard 402 days ago
72 /100 42 MAGDALEN STREET
“Two room traditional pub, cask only (I think), the choice included a number of local options on my visit. The beers are well kept. A good pitstop en route to The Plasterers“
Cheeseboard 402 days ago
78 /100 24 WENSUM STREET
“Nice pub by the river. Decent range of well kept cask & keg.“
Cheeseboard 402 days ago
64 /100 41 ST. ANDREWS STREET
“Brewpub in the city. Ground floor split into bar area at the front and dining area behind, had to haggle to sit in the dining area without ordering food. Their own beers are rather average, and the guest beers are expensive“
Cheeseboard 402 days ago
74 /100
Belgian Monk (Restaurant)
7 POTTERGATE
“Interesting concept for a pub, wholly Belgian beer list, interesting to get some on tap. Didn't try food, but it looked interesting. Was busy and a bit noisy on a Saturday night. Beer list is interesting, but perhaps lacking a few more sours.“
Mishnok 417 days ago
70 /100 UNIT 182 MARKET PLACE, GAOL HILL
“You do have to search around the market a little to find this but it is worth the effort. It is a semi permanent stall, the range of beers is good for its size with a range of local beers then a few national and international. Good service. I believe the name was changed fairly recently for some reason. Well worth visiting.“
imdownthepub 495 days ago
76 /100
Ten Bells (Bar)
74 ST BENEDICTS RD
“As like others I had always avoided this due to the Greene King connections, but I had noticed on here the better reports it was getting. It is now a craft bar, possibly more gin orientated, but a decent amount of beers. Stripped in the modern way but still homely. Definitely well worth a visit now.“
imdownthepub 510 days ago
42 /100 10 DEREHAM ROAD
“Large corner pub just by the Norwich inner ring road. Very quiet and empty on our visit. Seems to have become a bit of a cider pub now. The beers were all Elgood's range, nothing new either. A bit disappointing.“
imdownthepub 510 days ago
60 /100 16 STAFFORD STREET
“Large corner pub, outside of the inner Norwich ring road but handily close to The Fat Cat. Friendly locals, chatty place, comfortable. The menu looked interesting. Small range of beers with Chalk Hill beers on show during our visit. Worth a look.“
imdownthepub 510 days ago
72 /100 24 WENSUM STREET
“We used to visit this pub a few years back and the beer was always a little disappointing, however we were recommended to take a look this year (2018) and the beer choice is so much more than before. It's quite a large pub alongside the river. Food is very popular. Well worth a look.“
imdownthepub 517 days ago
74 /100
Vine (Restaurant)
7 DOVE STREET
“A little (literally - it's the smallest pub in Norwich) gem of a place in the centre of Norwich close to the market, dating back to 1842, which serves a small selection of carefully selected and well kept local cask ales, alongside excellent Thai food. This place has been in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide since 2011 under the guidance of enthusiastic owner, Aey. Small bar/casual dining downstairs and similarly small dining area upstairs. Have been here a number of times over last few years and never been disappointed. Well worth checking out if in Norwich.“
Grumbo 660 days ago
86 /100 24 WENSUM STREET
“Very nice pub on the river with a good view on it .. in my visit was on a sort of Wolfe Brewery tap take for the fringe I presume with only few hand pumps left for other breweries, not bad at all anyway... good food and some can in the fridge for more modern brews ( cloudwater, Beavertown, 8 Wired , Magic rock etc ) definitely worth a visit“
jorge76 661 days ago
80 /100 43 COWGATE STREET
“It seems smaller than it actually is .. 2/3 rooms with the main core L shaped bar .. good selection“
jorge76 662 days ago
84 /100 98-100 LAWSON ROAD
“Large single room pub with lovely patio outside although on a busy street..wide selection of ales and cider with 2/3 lager ( no mainstream) good and kind service.. good place“
jorge76 662 days ago
54 /100 UNIT 4, STATION APPROACH, THORPE RD
“Very handy place to buy beers for the train - situated right inside Norwich station. Decent selection of local beers (Norfolk Brewhouse, Wolf, Woodforde, Panther, Adnams) plus a few from further afield which are a little less interesting. Good prices.“
Grumbo 728 days ago
84 /100 43 COWGATE STREET
“Cracking pub, a 10 or so minute walk north of the city centre. 13 cask and 6 keg beers available plus a bottle list which is one of the City's best. Traditional, very slightly back-street, 'boozer'. Warm welcome, good service, comfortable with a nice fire on in the winter, and a good friendly crowd. One of Norwich's must visit pubs.“
Grumbo 728 days ago
68 /100
Wig & Pen (Bar)
6 ST MARTINS PALACE PLAIN
“Have visited a number of times in previous years as used to work close by, lunchtimes and evenings, but this was my first visit for a while and pleased to see nothing has changed. It's a nice, old cosy pub serving 6 well kept local real ales (it's in the CAMRA good beer guide) and good food. Popular with a very friendly and 'professional' crowd, and have never seen it 'sporty lagery' but then I don't tend to go to Norwich on a Saturday when football is on so maybe it's different then and perhaps to be avoided. But any other time, whilst not a tickers paradise, it's a very nice pub to relax in and have a decent ale or 2.“
Grumbo 728 days ago
54 /100
Jarrolds Deli (Grocery Store)
1-11 LONDON STREET
“Jarrold's is a famous department store in Norwich and their deli has been expanding their beer range recently. Around 80 different beers available, towards half been local county real ales plus some national and international. Nothing amazingly rare and I was hoping for some gems from tiny Norfolk breweries but there were none to be found. That said, I could certainly have come away with a dozen or so which I'd not had before if I hadn't already filled my backpack across the road at abv. Worth a visit, particularly if new to the area and not already had many local ales.“
Grumbo 729 days ago
62 /100 36 MARKET PLACE
“Situated next to the market. Looks a lot bigger from the outside than it is when you get inside. Has a small downstairs bar with a small number of ales/taps and a few bottles. Seating is in the bar, or upstairs. Service is very friendly. Food wise, does the most amazing sausage, onion herb and mustard sausage roll.“
Grumbo 729 days ago
70 /100 UNIT 182 MARKET PLACE, GAOL HILL
“Norwich has been lacking a bottle shop and this place, which opened April 2017 in Norwich's attractive central market, whilst only having a fairly small selection because of it's size restriction, is nevertheless the best in the City. Focus is on craft beers and stocking of real ales has now been discontinued. Selection from around a dozen local brewers plus more in the way of national and international brews. Dan, the owner, was informative and glady chatted about his shop and future plans. So hopefully this is a seed for something much bigger.“
Grumbo 729 days ago
74 /100
Ten Bells (Bar)
74 ST BENEDICTS RD
“I've never included this pub in a Norwich pub crawl due to its GK ownership, preferring pubs with a broader range, but today popped in for a pre-gig drink (its opposite the Arts Centre) and discovered that whilst it's still connected to GK, it's now co-owned/leased by people who can offer a much wider 'free-house' selection. 6 cask ales offered, all from smaller breweries, 10 taps (a few have to be selected from the GK guest list but had a few interesting others) plus a fridge stocked with 20+ different canned craft beers. Lively place on a Saturday evening, friendly crowd and service. Definitely a place to feature on future Norwich visits.“
Grumbo 756 days ago
60 /100 58 ST. BENEDICTS STREET
“Lovely selection of furniture almost all grain beers and on the pricey side. Nice little pub on saint bendicks street.“
martpez 766 days ago
64 /100 4 ST ANDREWS STREET
“7 beers on cask and a number on tap. Decent variety of styles and decent food. Lovely atmosphere but the beers are not always well kept. Many events on seems to attract many of the art students from the university round the corner.“
martpez 780 days ago
52 /100 10 DEREHAM ROAD
“Great beer garden at the back. Food is average and expensive. Beer is also pricey. Staff are clique. Would not recommended but check out the garden almost makes it all worthwhile!“
martpez 780 days ago
56 /100 5 ORFORD HILL
“Good JWD pub nice decor inside otherwise the same affair. Walk up to the Murders if you are near by.“
martpez 780 days ago
44 /100 11 WENSUM STREET
“Its a JWD. Very large and often the sound doesnt travel well. The ale is always a little muddy but made up for some fantastic cheap bottles. Foods decent but not good. Given that the road you are on has several good pubs try something new and give it a miss.“
martpez 780 days ago
70 /100 36 MARKET PLACE
“Main thing going for it is that its open late often till 2am! The beers are small in choice but usually local and well kept. Had some pretty rare beers here. Food is good and supplied by the market.“
martpez 780 days ago
62 /100 BISHOPGATE
“Nice ambient little pub. Expect the standard UK ale pub afair but in an amazing historic building.“
martpez 780 days ago
60 /100
Ten Bells (Bar)
74 ST BENEDICTS RD
“Great choice of whiskys. The beers are decent too. A little dingy the music can be too loud. Quite expensive.“
martpez 780 days ago
72 /100 24 WENSUM STREET
“Lovely views of the wenslum and plenty of seating. Small but very well conditioned choice with plenty of bottles. The downstairs feels like a living room. Put some tv on or get the boardgames out. One for the day.“
martpez 780 days ago
60 /100 41 ST. ANDREWS STREET
“Used to be a terrible late night drinking spot now turned into a brewhouse. Their homebrews are nothing to write home but decent. Good food as well. Not a fan of the atmosphere at all. On the pricey end and not exactly sure why.“
martpez 780 days ago