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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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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Marmalade that you drink.!

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..!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

The Fat Cat is always busy and that is understandable with the range of beers at a reasonable cost.The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Parking in the area is impossible but it is not far from a public car park and is easily walkable from the city centre.

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suffolk
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not really sure why the Fat Cat features under restaurants as it's "food menu" consists of pork pies and cheese rolls (only) but it's choice and quality of real ales cannot be beaten anywhere. Between 20 and 30 real ales on permanently, all served stunningly fresh. Belgian beers on draught and in bottles also. Reasonable prices as well, particularly on... More 

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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

probably the best pub in Norfolk wonderful selection of ales and great friendly staff and locals that talk to you even when they are sober.if you love your beer you should visit , your first visit wont be your last

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Norwich
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Brilliant what else would you expect, a warm welcome, fine beer and a friendly atmosphere, what else could you want from a proper pub

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So Saturday we find ourselves in the Fat Cat. Not by accident! We knew it was meant to be good and it was, We had a dark beer fest with Harveys Dark Mild (difficult to find back in Sussex and here it was in all its glory), Titanic Plum Porter (an old favourite) supplemented with Fat Cat Porter, Woodforde's Norfolk... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Fat Cat is a superb traditional real ale pub, and it is independent, not a pubco pub. There is little or nothing in the way of food (pork pies, crisps etc) but that is missing the point. This pub is a no-compromise real ale heaven. They have about 30 plus real ales on tap all of the time, including... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon here with family,many beers to chose from,excellently kept and served and you must try the local pork pies It can be quite Blokey,but everyone is made welcome Proper old school pub,with lots of memorabilia to entertain you

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Always friendly and excellent selection of beers. Very comfortable. Always made to feel welcome by staff and customers.

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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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