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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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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Not a restaurant just a bloody great pub

Been to "the cat" a few times and it is simply a "proper" pub, huge selection of well kept ales / ciders, very friendly atmosphere, sit and have a chat, do a crossword, read the paper and enjoy the craic. Its what pubs used to be and long may it remain so.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Darrell H
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Watton, England, United Kingdom
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Watton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Been to "the cat" a few times and it is simply a "proper" pub, huge selection of well kept ales / ciders, very friendly atmosphere, sit and have a chat, do a crossword, read the paper and enjoy the craic. Its what pubs used to be and long may it remain so.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Been here a few times and the beer is fantastic. Its a proper real ale pub and probably the best in Norwich. You really won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The beer is well kept,and well served. The establishment is very popular and often very full. My only criticism is that there is too many choices!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The only place to get a really wide range of beer's, with very friendly bar service, it need's to be on your list, next time you are in the area.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Love it or hate it, this modest but incredibly popular back street pub is still the blueprint for the ideal real ale pub. Still always 25-30 cask ales on offer plus craft and continental on keg.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Really friendly people and good atmosphere no one seems to worry what you wear what you look like just chat to everyone really relaxed feeling .very enjoyable .

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's the place to go for great real ale and atmosphere without any food being served. Not many places like this around! Just the beer to enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Friendly and very good selection of beer's plenty of real ales to chose from Well worth the trip good health

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the home of real ale in Norwich and has been for about 30 years. I am not sure exactly how many, but over 30 real ales, Belgian beers, even the odd lager and Guinness. Don't come here for food, this is a drinkers' pub serving the very best real ale kept in the best condition. Real ale heaven... More 

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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have always loved this pub - great beer, great atmosphere. No annoying music or screens just what a good pub should be.

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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

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  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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