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“Character Pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ribs of Beef (pub)

Ribs of Beef (pub)
24 Wensum Street, NR3 1HY, Norwich, England
+44 1603 619517
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Ranked #93 of 691 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $11
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Whether you're looking for somewhere to eat a nice pub lunch, or a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy the range of cask ales, farm cider, draught lagers, continental bottled beers, wines or champagnes, the Ribs of Beef is one of the best public houses, bars and inns in Norwich. Roger and Anthea Cawdron have owned this historic pub on the banks of the River Wensum for nearly 30 years, and their warm and welcoming approach has built up a strong following and a great reputation in Norwich. On a sunny summer's day, there is no better place to sit in Norwich, than on the riverside terrace - one of Norwich's "hidden gems". Catching the afternoon sun, this is the ideal place to enjoy a cooling drink or read the Sunday papers. In the winter, the main bar is warm and welcoming and is even open on Christmas Day so that you can enjoy the day in good cheer. The pub caters for all ages - from the youngest, to customers who have been regulars for 40 years. As well as serving delicious pub food - perfect for brunch, a pub lunch for work or pleasure, or a relaxing Sunday lunch by the river - the Ribs have a great range of cask ales, and often feature guest ales. The staff will be happy to let you have a "taster", to help you select the perfect ale for you or try something new. All their pub food is prepared on the premises, meaning that it really is among the best pub food restaurants around - and so conveniently placed for Tombland and the centre of Norwich, it's a great place to stop by for brunch, lunch or drinks overlooking the river. Breakfast baps are served from 11am and the Lunchtime menu is available 12noon to 2.30Pm weekdays and 11am to 5pm at weekends. With more of a 'local pub' feel than many of the bars or pubs in Norwich, you'll be able to see at once how much care and warmth the Cawdrons have put into the Ribs -why it is known as "the city's favourite local". What you might not expect in one of Norwich's pubs, is a meeting room set up for business meetings (with wifi and two TV screens for presentations) The room is also perfect for private functions, dinner parties, or for clubs and groups. Use of this meeting room is free of charge.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Character Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A very old building full of features & character

Plenty of real ales to choose from with plenty of seating

Visited December 2012
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English first
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Lovely Pub with atmosphere -Good food, good beer friendly staff, good location - what else can I say ....

Visited August 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Cheers!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

One of several oubs we visited during our trip. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Great pub, good range of drinks. Would return on any future visit

Visited September 2013
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Southend on Sea
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“Jackets Not Ribs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It was an unseasonably hot September morning when we walked across the River Yare in need of some shade and sustenance and stumbled across Ribs of Beef. I chose a pint of ale from the four local ales on offer and my wife and I went to sit beside the river. Only after we'd been there about an hour did we decide to grab a bite to eat. There was a good choice of food on offer - anything from bowl of olives to a full blown meal. Ordering at the bar was simple and efficient - we chose a jacket potato with chilli and cheese, which came with a good plateful of salad. As an impromptu lunch this was very good indeed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Goos sunday roast beef!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were there to taste the famous roast beef, and it was very good! The staff very nice, the food and also the price. It´s easy that we repeat! 12 pounds with a paint of beer!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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