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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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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Always a good pint

We never seem to have enough time for a longer visit. This pub has an enormous selection of delicious fresh beers. It is friendly and always has a good buzz. You do not have to have a beard and a beer belly to appreciate this place. I had the fat cat marmalade, sweet and strong. My husband had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah G
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We never seem to have enough time for a longer visit. This pub has an enormous selection of delicious fresh beers. It is friendly and always has a good buzz. You do not have to have a beard and a beer belly to appreciate this place. I had the fat cat marmalade, sweet and strong. My husband had their bitter,... More 

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Thank Sarah G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't knock a pub for being busy and when it was the only pub around that did proper beer properly, it's shortcomings could be forgiven. I choose now to drink the small amount of beer l now consume in more pleasant surroundings.

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Thank KateandSydney
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Large selection of beer cider and lager, you are really spoilt for choice here. The service is very good and staff are really friendly.

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Thank vicsarre
Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I love the Cat. I was there the night it opened, I was there the morning Johnny Wilkinson swung his (wrong) foot into history, I wet my son's head there, and I am reasonably sure I finished my stag night there. But. Despite its fine pork pies - and they are good - its wide ranges... More 

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1 Thank HarryHarrold
Management response:

"just one of the best pubs in the world" and we get 2/5 stars? Very strange. More 

Swanage, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is truly a great pub, with a wide selection of well- kept beers, a friendly atmosphere and good service.Well worth the short trip from the town centre.

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Thank David587
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Best Real Ale Pub in Norwich and England and they have won awards to prove that. A traditional english alehouse (not restaurant) with lots of ales to choose from. If your looking for real ale look no further.

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Thank Andy W
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Amazing little old fashioned pub with great ales. Very friendly staff & locals. Very clean, including the toilets. Can't wait to visit again when I'm in the area.

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Thank Debra P
norwich uk
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Love The Fat Cat but when will Trip Advisor get a separate section for pubs? Only food on offer is fresh rolls ??? Interesting that number 1 "restaurant " in Norwich is Grovenor Fish Bar !! Fab fish and chips but that's all.

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2 Thank david t
Management response:

Thanks for the 5 star review David! Perhaps Trip advisor might create a separate list for pubs in the future. It's a great idea. It is amusing that we're considered the 9th best restaurant in Norwich. However it has to be said that our 60p rolls are very good. All the best. p.s Next time you visit feel free to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Good little bar but they're own beer is only ok, however if its not for you there are plenty of other taps. No food to speak of, get food and I'll add a star

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Thank RadTerry
Management response:

Thank you for your review of our 'little bar'. After 24 years, two Camra National Pub of the Year Awards (1998 and 2004) and six Good Pub Guide Beer Pub of the Year awards (1998, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016) its a great privilege to get a 4 star review from yourself. In regards to food we serve freshly... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Fantastic pub - always lots of people there. Fantastic beer and lovely soft rolls to soak it all up!

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Thank casamartin48

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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: Pub, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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