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BEST TRADITIONAL REAL ALE PUB

We used to live near this pub so went in quite a bit, since we've moved someone told us it had been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JAN P
CAMRA Pub of the year several times

Nice place to drop in and have a proper pint .Driving so only had the one , a very quaffable Timmy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James B
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49 West End Street, Norwich NR2 4NA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to live near this pub so went in quite a bit, since we've moved someone told us it had been refurbished. So in our week off we decided to check it out. Still really good ales & the rolls were selling like hot...More

1  Thank JAN P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to drop in and have a proper pint .Driving so only had the one , a very quaffable Timmy Taylor Landlord , they know all about keeping beer in this pub .If you have never been , its one for the bucket list...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This place is fantastic from the warm welcome of the very knowledgable bar staff to the amazing old pub signs dotted around on the walls.No TV no radio just a temple to beer.Amazing really worth a visit

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This year the pub has been re furbished but has lost none of It’s appeal. What a fantastic array of real ales both on tap and gravity. Tremendous atmosphere and delightful friendly staff make it such an enjoyable experience. Quality ale kept in tip top...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I'd not been to the FC for probably about four or five years but was so glad I made the most recent foray, walking from central Norwich on a blistering late Saturday afternoon in July. A Goliath amongst Norwich pubs and rightly so. The accolades...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This pub has from what I gather been CAMRA pub of year a few times. I can see why it is a real ale lovers paradise great golden beers all the way to dark porters and stouts. I must say I had crouch vale Yakima,...More

1  Thank Haddon87
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This corner street pub, is world famous (well, in the UK anyway) Its large range of real ales are kept in a superb condition as are the cheese (and ham) rolls! Has lots of memorabilia on the walls of old Norwich pubs and breweries. This...More

1  Thank Geoff T
Reviewed June 19, 2018

great pub with a vast selection of beers , love the atmosphere and busy every day of the week , staff are all nice too.

1  Thank noimnotsingle
Reviewed June 18, 2018

So many great beers so little time! No food except for pork pies and rolls (which used to be special but now are just OK) but what more do you need for a lunch time pint or 2

1  Thank MarkT-B57
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful traditional pub with a above average selection of ales. Hidden away on a side street this pub deserves to be found and enjoyed. Knowledgeable bar staff make choosing from the extensive selection easier.

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