Coach & Horses (Chalk Hill Brewery)

82 Thorpe Road
Norwich, Norfolk England NR1 1BA
brewpub (Chalk Hill)  3.7/5.0 20 reviews
Sun-Thu 11:00-00:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-01:00

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Camons  (518) Hasselager, Denmark | February 25, 2017
Rather big brewpub about 5 min walk from the railway station. Crowded as we visited a saturday night, we had to sit outside. 7 house beers, maybe on the sweet side, but no faults, and including 2 milds. Nice service and fair prices
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo  (177) Ipswich, England | February 20, 2017
Popular pub, with friendly clientele, situated a few minutes walk up from the train station. Home of the Chalk Hill Brewery, and had 7 of their beers on when visiting on Saturday. Prices and service ok. Good place as a last stop before catching the train.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40  (303) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | February 19, 2017
They had seven different Chalk Hill beers on cask at our visit. The place was busy on a Saturday, so we had to sit outside, which was nice enough as the weather was mild for February. The beers were okay without being great. This was our final stop on a great day in Norwich.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (1029) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | February 18, 2017
Visited around 3.30pm on Friday 17/02/17. Located approximately 5 minutes walk from Norwich station, exit via the platform 6 side and turn sharp left then up the footpath to the right, the Coach & Horses was doing a tidy trade despite being inbetween lunch and post work.Talking of post work itís practically located bang opposite the Post Office and there were quite a few workers in there both eating and drinking. There were maybe 9 cask lines in total although some were duplicated but in total 6 different beers on offer from Chalk Hill Brewery on our visit. The other taps were macro keg with the exception of a pilsener from the Grain brewery. Wood and brick floors and low level table seating were the order of the day. There was a handsome terrace, partially covered, out the front of the pub. Decor was a mix of pictures and moderate bric a brac but perhaps the most interesting for me was a series of old railway diagrams of Norwich station from 100 or so years ago on the wall to the left of the bar. There was also a computer located here where you could read about the history of the brewery ... nice touch and not commonly seen! Service was prompt and very friendly, tasters offered, nothing too much trouble. We didnít eat on our visit but the menu and the food we saw other folks tucking into looked good and if I visit again I would certainly plan for a meal here ! Overall a solid old school UK brew pub, beers included 2 milds, a couple of bitters, a stout and a gold ... all of which were in good condition and decent representations of their style. Well recommended especially if you have half an hour or so to kill for a train.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
jjsint  (530) Cambridge, England | October 21, 2016
Further to Leightonís review, I would imagine that if youíre travelling to Norwich by train this would either be your first or last stop. For me it was the latter and the least sober. It was surprisingly busy for a weekday evening, seemed to have slightly more of a student/young íuns vibe than many Norwich boozers. They mainly sell their own beer, although there are a few guests beers on draught and in bottles. The service was quick and friendly. Not my favourite Norwich pub but I certainly enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
b727trijet  (533) Isleworth, England | September 5, 2016
I previously visited in 2001 and it has certainly been redecorated nicely. Chalk Hill beers improved but hardly exciting. Overall worth a visit. Close to the train station going away from town.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Leighton  (1014) London, England | November 18, 2015
As this was my last stop on a solo pub crawl around Norwich, I was reasonably well boosted by the time I stopped in. Thankfully, I was more than coherent enough to enjoy my half pint of Chalk Hill Dreadnought (itís a mild, and not to be confused with Dreadnaught, that imperial IPA from Three Floyds). The place was fairly busy on the Tuesday evening I patronised it, but the barwoman was quick to get me my sustenance. I think the value was pretty good. The ambiance was convivial. Given this pubís proximity to the train station, itís a good spot to check out if you are crunched for time, or to take in as your last stop before catching a train. Good pub.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Brugmansia  (596) Jylland, Denmark | October 17, 2015
Visited august 2015, with beery friends. A cosy local brewpub, a short walk from the train station ( uphill ). Lots of seatings inside, as well as outside. Large bar area,, with 6 taps of their own beers ( 5 was on when we visited ). Beers served with a smile and in ok condition. Seemed very local pub, buth nice, welcoming atmosphere. Free WiFi. For sure worth another visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil  (578) 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.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Boudicca  (1171) 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).

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