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The Fat Cat

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Pub, Bar, British
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49 West End Street, Norwich NR2 4NA, England
01603 624364
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went in here for a drink prior to eating across the road. seems like a throwback to the good ole days of a local pub and I am glad we went in. If you like that then I strongly recommend a visit and a superb selection of ales.

Thank BSMIKE2014
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As ever, a truly magnificent range of beautifully kept beers from both UK and further afield. A must-visit location for any beer lover.

Thank Jason_Tillyard
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in norwich and like real Ale and beer then this is the must place to go. A fantastic and very wide selection of beers on tap and bottle. You can even take away. If you like beer you have to visit

Thank Adam T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fat Cat small chain of pubs are Norwich Jewels Used to live next to the FC Brewery tap where they brew their own selection of fine ales, Now my local is the FC and Canary with its fine rotation of guest beers and welcoming atmosphere. The first one was The Fat Cat on Nelson St.I had just had an... More 

Thank jerbs2015
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Great selection of beers. Packed at 5 o'clock on a Thursday evening which says it all. Worth thevwalk from the city centre. Would be happy to have this as my local

Thank arthurmcp
Norwich, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

By universal opinion this is unequivocally the best pub in Norwich, and who am I to disagree! The friendliest of staff, great range of beers and 'characters' frequenting the bar - a home from home for some, clearly! Don't expect fine dining but you WILL enjoy this now famous hostelry, particularly if you're over, say, 30! Every positive that I... More 

Thank CoachCraigie
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Been here countless times. Superb pub. Beers really well kept. Cannot fault it. If you love beer and are in the area you have to visit this pub!

Thank Dan M
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Some lovely Ales to choose from, if fact so many it will take a few trips :o) some good ciders too, especially if you like the stronger ones (I recommend "Old Rosie" ). Regulars are friendly and the staff are not just friendly but know there beers to. They brew many of there own ales as well as selling many... More 

Thank TheNorwichCoopers
Duong Dong, Vietnam
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122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

For me this is the best of the three Fat Cat pubs, it feels more like a local pub than the others whilst upholding the great range the Fat Cat brand is renowned for.

Thank PQexpat
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

By far the best pub in Norwich. Always an absolutely brilliant selection of ales, ciders and beers for any occasion. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and you can clearly see why it gets so crowded every day. Truly lovely place for a drink at any time of day, any time of year.

Thank KarlAndSassy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Pub, Bar, British
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 West End Street, Norwich NR2 4NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 01603 624364

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