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The Fat Cat

49 West End Street, Norwich NR2 4NA, England
01603 624364
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Ranked #25 of 638 restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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94% Recommend
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What can you say about the Fat Cat other than it is the best real ale pub in the country, and they've got awards to prove it. Never had an 'off' beer there. I'd like to know how they do it with such a vast range when pubs with only 2 or 3 ales can't seem to keep them in... More

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Duong Dong, Vietnam
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This pub really has something for everyone, with a huge range of Ales, foreign beers, ciders and perry. Definitely worth a visit if you want to try some interesting local beers. Lovely friendly staff and frequented by good clientèle.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This pub really is deserving of the 5* rating! When we got delivered by taxi, mid week, there were 38 beers and 20 perries and ciders to try... Craft beers, bottled beers and beers coming out of your ears! Very popular pub, even on a Wednesday night. Students seem to enjoy the place too. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Hand pulled,... More

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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is one of their 3 establishments in the Norwich area.Pubs like this are few and sadly far between,some of the beers are brewed on the premises and the rest are from other good micro producers. All in exceptional condition and I'm seriously considering moving to Norwich. Visit Norwich just to see Heaven on earth.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Pub was busy from the opening of the doors. Great selection of ales and pricing was reasonable. Had wifi so I could work there for a couple of hours. The filled rolls seemed to be a favorite with the pub. Clientele was as far removed as you could get from a Witherspoons! Would be happy to return

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Even as a non-drinker the atmosphere in this place is nice. Recommend for anyone looking for a 'proper pub'.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Fat Cat is by far the best pub in Norwich and the staff are fantastic for helping you to choose the right beer. Come here and try out a few!

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Took some finding but well worth the walk. A huge range of beers and the ginger cider was amazing..... Great atmosphere.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Incredible selection of beers, friendly service and a great atmosphere. Go here, browse the drinks menu and pick something different and delicious. Prices are great.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were recommended this pub by and accompanied here by my wife's friend. Fortunately this twice CAMRA national pub of the year is on her doorstep and she can enjoy its charms as a neighbourhood meeting place. This was reinforced as when we visited around twoish on a Saturday afternoon the place was heaving; finding space in the backroom, which... More

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