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Wig & Pen

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

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quick business lunch

I popped into Wig & Pen for a quick lunch. The service was very fast and friendly. The food was average value but pleasant enough and I would return if in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
ThomasMiddleton
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stopped off in here to tick off another unit in the Good Pub Guide. The beer choice and quality was good, but the food ordered was poor and wasn't quickly delivered. Ordered crab cakes. These turned out a bit soggy and didn't taste much of crab. They had what I thought was a lime flavour which hid what we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

In the past I have loved sitting outside enjoying the world go past and this is still the same. Yes there's work going on in the area but this can't be helped and is still nice to see the cobbled streets. Was lovely to have a drink. Starters were delicious. Main course was slightly let down by the odd thing.... More 

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I had lunch at the Wig and Pen about 2 weeks ago. We were so disappointed! We had been here previously, possibly 2/3 years ago, and found it to be excellent. We had the burger (oh so average) and the hand cut chips definitely were not! Atmosphere good and the boy who was taking orders and delivering... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I popped into Wig & Pen for a quick lunch. The service was very fast and friendly. The food was average value but pleasant enough and I would return if in the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Norfolk Ale Battered Cod Tail Fillet – mushy peas & proper chips Chips were frozen, not sure where 'proper' came from, obviously meant they were real potato... Mushy peas out of a tin. Sauces and dips were the cheap ones you get in a chippy, no fresh tartar sauce/relishes or sauces offered. Fish was average. From the menus description of... More 

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Good pub grub, a welcoming atmosphere, and a great location. We really enjoyed this place while on a visit to Norwich.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

These guys know how to keep and serve beer. Always a variety of beers on offer and until 31st extra choice as part of the Ale Festival. Get yourselves down there! thoroughly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We came, we drank and we nibbled. It was great. Not too busy but enough people to create a warm atmosphere. Good selection of real ales and great tasting board.lovely old building tucked away behind the cathedral which is well worth a visit

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Watford, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Came to Norwich for a charity football match and wanted somewhere to have lunch after a morning's sightseeing. Decided to book here on the strength of various reviews and were not disappointed. Booking advisable because the interior is very small, with a lovely view of the Cathedral spire. Friendly, fun, efficient and polite staff, good range of very well kept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a couple of beers both recommended by a bar man that knew his stuff. Sat outside in the yard with views of the cathedral watching the world go by.

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Additional Information about Wig & Pen

Address: 6 Saint Martin's | Palace Plain, Norwich NR3 1RN, England
Phone Number: +44 1603 625891
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?