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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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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Helped to make a great day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Groovychick_12
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Watford, United Kingdom
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English first
Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Excellent fish finger sandwich for lunch served with a friendly smile. Staff helpful and attentive but not overly so. Highly recommended.

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Penicuik, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good well kept ales. Good food. Friendly staff. Continues to be one of many favourite haunts in Norwich. Just go and enjoy!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate here recently as a group of 6 one lunchtime. When we arrived it was very quiet, but it was only just 12, by the time we left around 2:00 there was not a spare seat! When we arrived we were given a warm welcome by the woman behind the bar, she came over to our table to take... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for a drink and proper food! Wide range of food to choose from, good selection of beers and when its hot outside this is especially a great place to visit. Landlord is a top bloke who goes out of his way to help your visit to be memorable. We visited as a family and although the tables are... More 

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winteringham
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147 reviews 147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've eaten here a couple of times initially from a local recommendation, the staff are very friendly and helpful, good choice of local well kept real ales and very tasty home made proper pub food reasonably priced. The pub can be a little noisy, but it is definitely worth seeking out.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As the name implies a regular haunt of lawyers and court staff and surrounding offices. Great range if ales. The food is exciting and varied with daily specials. Rabbit Pie on the 'A' board last week. Friendly and welcoming staff.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Hit the shops for the sales and decided to stop for a bite to eat on the way home, what a mistake stopping here, had beef and pork lasagne with chips and salad with sooooo much cheese on top it made the whole dish totally disgusting and swimming in this bright yellow gue which soaked into everything including the wilting... More 

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Craig M, Owner at Wig & Pen, responded to this review

Dear Kaeen Many thanks for taking the time to post your first review on Trip Advisor; unfortunately for me it had to be a complaint about my business. I am so sorry to hear of your disappointing experience on Saturday afternoon. As grievances of this enormity have not been common in my 21 years at the Wig & Pen, I... More 

Philadelphia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Enjoyed the special for dinner, smoked haddock fishcakes with salad, and on tap, the local Aspall cider in this wood beamed pub near the Maids Head Hotel.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?