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The Fat Cat

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49 West End Street, Norwich NR2 4NA, England
01603 624364
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  • 73
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Filled rolls at only 60p! Oh and its 10 stars out of 5!

No its not a restaurant but it is probably the best real ale pub in the UK! Its an old fashioned no frills corner pub that is still much as it was years ago - but - its range of real ales is incredible. I have lost count how many but about 12 on hand pumps with a similar number... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Ian R
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

No its not a restaurant but it is probably the best real ale pub in the UK! Its an old fashioned no frills corner pub that is still much as it was years ago - but - its range of real ales is incredible. I have lost count how many but about 12 on hand pumps with a similar number... More 

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sheringham
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best pub in il mondo!I live in Sheringham & was told Colin was in the process of buying the Windham.Would have made my year but it didn't happen.Go to Fat Cat before you expire!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No frills, just a great selection of well kept beers and a lovely ambiance. The perfect place to go with friends for a pint and a natter, it is never empty. You'll find old boys having a half alongside students having their first pint away from home. My favourite pub. Oh, and the menu, pork pie with mustard and pork... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The title says it all. Cheers Colin. It would be seven if you could get Woodfordes to redo Phoenix XXX.

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Norfolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This pub is what pubs used to be like, a fantastic range of real ales, including the Fat Cat's own real ales, there is always lively banter and a friendly atmosphere and there is even food (if you are interested in that kind of thing) Top marks Fat Cat, a must visit!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not a restaurant: it is one of the best pubs in the United Kingdom. Staff, selection of beers and general ambience. That's why it is always full of people of all ages. Food comprises tasty pork pies and a selection of filled rolls.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best pubs in Norwich. Large and excellent selection of real ales and they are always high quality. In case you're not aware this is a pub not a restaurant. They provide nicely made bread rolls and pork pies at really good prices.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place with a friend I was showing round norwich. We drank good craft beer and had wonderful service I recommend a vist to this place if your a lover of all things hoppy!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If only every pub was like this. proper friendly staff and customers with what i think is the best beer available, Fat cat marmalade, A rich heady soupy strong brew that ale lovers will drool over. Though please don't drink it all ,As I'll be wanting some soon..!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is without doubt a pub that, if he would have designed such things, God would have been responsible for. Bought by Colin Keatley many moons ago from Watneys who couldn't run a p...s up in a brewery, it has won awards too numerous to mention, apart from two national Camra Pub of the Year presentations. The extensive beer range... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 West End Street, Norwich NR2 4NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603 624364

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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