The original Fat Cat pub is located out west of Norwich town centre, but remains easily walkable. It is located in a fairly residential area and has a local boozer vibe to it. We visited at an evening at the weekend, so it was rather busy as expected. They offer a range of about 30 taps Ė cask hand-pull, cask gravity and also some keg stuff. Most beers including their own house-brewed beers are traditional and tend to be in the style range of bitter, golden ale and mild. Condition was ok and beer quality fair at best. They have a bottle range of about 50 odd which encompass mostly Belgian and German beers. After being a bit bored of golden ales we opted for a few tasty ciders. Service was fine and we got served pretty quickly. Overall itís a decent beer destination, although I actually prefer the range at the brewery tap.
Excellent range of beers and ciders. This really is tickersí heaven. Sadly the house beer we tried was rubbery and full of diacytyl.
They had Oakham Green Devil on gravity which was an awesome delight. They had great bar snacks. Especially the pork scratchings.
Commuters from further-a-field be aware they donít do cash back and you need to take hard currency to get served.
My biggest complaint was the lack of instock Belgian beers and a rather disappointing list compared to what is on offer for Belgium today. However they made up with that with a huge number of casks and ciders on offer. Great job!
Old fashioned pub well outside of the city centre. While so many pubs try hard to be trendy, the Fat Cat strives for tradition. Excellent frontage and windows. And the beer... Lots of cask (gravity and handpull) and a bit of keg. I counted 6 of their own in various guises (5 cask ales plus a keg íKŲlschí), with lots of local breweries represented. Nice to see Rotherhamís wonderful Wentworth represented with two, although hardly local they are lovely. Quite a few Belgian fruit beers on tap for those who like their beer to taste like something else. A winner.
A locals pub with an outstanding range of ales on both handpump and gravity. Some house beers, good guests. Fair value. Friendly bar staff. Beery drinking vessels hanging from the ceiling. No music - itís all about the beer and banter. Plenty of beer ephemera on the walls. Mostly old blokes chatting and drinking ales. A proper beer drinkers pub. World class.
Visited with beery friends august 2015. A bit of a walk from city center ( not to bad though ). Large corner pub, seems as the local in the area, but still with a very welcoming atmosphere.Being a Fat Cat pub, most beers are from their own brewery. Oldstyle and very cosy, lots of taps and few seatings outside. Beers served in good condition, on the day we visited there was a nice selection of their regulars on. Nice ciders and perrys as well. For sure worth a visit, will be back next time I will be in Norwich.
A cheerful street corner local, a short way out of town but well worth the walk, the Fat Cat has an extensive choice of beers and ciders (both their own and guests), making it a major beer destination. The last time I was here was at a weekend and it was packed to the gills but this time - on a Tuesday afternoon - it was quieter and we were easily able to find a seat in a pleasant side room decorated with old pub signs.
(Visited 4 August 2015).
A bit of a locals pub, not the plushest decor Iíve seen, but as a characterful interior, itís great. Good selection of beer, didnít see evicence of more than about 12, so they could work on their signage. Friendly staff. If this really has 30+ taps, itís definitely worth prioritising, and doing more investigation.
I was blown away with the huge selection of their own brewed ales, literally somewhere between 20 - 30 different ales to choose from including guest ales. Each table had access to a selection of board games, and the whole experience was exactly what youíd want from a pub.
Really embodies the atmosphere of a pub that brews lots of its own beers and is proud of it. Great range, cool atmosphere, friendly faces, and just far enough out to avoid the international students (saying that as an international student). Easily one of the top 3 pubs in Norwich.