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Wig & Pen

Certificate of Excellence
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6 Saint Martin's | Palace Plain, Norwich NR3 1RN, England
+44 1603 625891
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real ale....

Nice choice of real ales...stopped in whilst on our ale trail and recommend this pub as a stop off. Friendly and comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris K
Romford, United Kingdom
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely atmosphere, terrific service, food to die for.... We popped in on the off chance and so glad we did, only gripe was I wish I hadn't had a starter ( which was delicious, goats cheese and caramelised onion tart ) as I struggled with my main .....next time we visit Norwich will definitely dine there again

Thank dnt_bricksol14
Romford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice choice of real ales...stopped in whilst on our ale trail and recommend this pub as a stop off. Friendly and comfortable.

1 Thank Chris K
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wig & Pen never fails to deliver. Thursday night, I expected it to be busier so I'd booked a table - unnecessary as it turned out. Maybe the city's Christmas light switch-on were keeping people away until later. We'd called in for a meal before going off to the theatre. Ryan and his staff were as welcoming as ever.... More 

1 Thank GrumpyOldBeak
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit this pub on a regular basis and never had a bad experience the staff are all very lovely especially Alex, Lee, Karina and Emily who are all brilliant. The food is very good and I would recommend this place to everyone I know. 5 stars!!!

1 Thank Lankidoodles
Norwich, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were three people, my wife and me and a friend visiting from California. We were spending Sunday escorting our friend on a walking tour of Norwich and wanted a "typical" English pub for lunch. The Wig and Pen fitted the bill perfectly. There was a wide range of draught beers and an extensive menu in addition to the usual... More 

1 Thank mgsnorwich
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The service was excellent and staff very helpful, good choice of dishes, and great food. I would recommend the liver.

Thank Richard S
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very poor and horrible place shame as the pub it's self is a old lovely pub but the food and rhe service are very very poor the general manger Alex is very rude and should not be working there.i will never go back there again shame really! !!

2 Thank Mark B
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I have been in a fair few times now and I've always received excellent service. Always impressed with the presentation of food and drinks, 9/10 times I've been 100% satisfied with the food and drinks, I had a problem with the beer once, however I took it back and the issue was soon remedied- with a smile too which always... More 

2 Thank Sam J
Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

One of the nicest pubs at this end of town tho can be heaving with barristers etc at lunchtime looking for quick bite. I always bring my Aussie visitors here after visiting the cathedral, Elm Hill & Tombland and they love it being a quintissentially English pub .Good ale , excellent ploughman's, beams, roaring fire in Winter and outside seating... More 

Thank paulabrown123014
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Previously reviewed and stated that detail was missed well I have to say having gone last week I had a delicious meal. Pork belly for main course then an absolutely out of this world rhubarb bakewell. Alex is also a delight to talk with and makes you feel at home with his banter.

Thank hrharvey1

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Saint Martin's | Palace Plain, Norwich NR3 1RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 625891

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, Pub


Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?