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Wig & Pen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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6 St. Martin At Palace Plain | Palace Plain, Norwich NR3 1RN, England
+44 1603 625891
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:59 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

£10 for roast pork with huge portion of stuffing, potatoes and 2 Yorkshire but alas no crackling! Delicious sticky toffee pudding and ice cream £5.00 . Friendly staff, not gastro but good menu. Nice location for City and cathedral area. Good!

Thank Sarah A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Good food good beers friendly staff if the Court is sitting get in before the Court breaks for lunch

Thank Kingpike1
Norfolk, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Sorry to say a basic meal of lambs liver and bacon was not good. Lamb over cooked like shoe leather, bacon more like a frazzle crisp which you couldn't cut, mash hard and lumpy without seasoning nor butter or milk. Seasonal vegetables (Green beans probably from Kenya) over reheated in the microwave and "Bisto" style flavourless gravy. On a positive... More 

3 Thank Simon S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We called in for lunch which was very good. The service was fast and friendly and we enjoyed our meal. The pub has lots of atmosphere with the fire going and the beams. There was a good variety on the menu and we would definitely call in again. Good selection of real ale too.

Thank adrian_foxley
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Friendly with open fires and cosy window seats. Now more an eating pub, it's still possible to feel at home here for just a quick drink, which is why we stopped here. Quite busy with locals at Saturday tea time even though it's a bit off the beaten track which Is a good sign. We didn't try the food but... More 

Thank Westlands
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and 2 children came here for lunch. The service was very good. The food was amazing. It was good value for the brilliant food they serve. The pub was really nice it had a lovely welcoming vibe. We enjoyed our lunch and would come back again. Thank you

Thank sea02sell
Essex, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

In a Norwich for a short break, we tried this place midweek for dinner and it was fab. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was great - starters of soup + goujons, mains of risotto + hake - all were well cooked and tasty. With a decent range of local ales and reasonable prices as well, a visit... More 

Thank SunJester
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Have been going to this pub for a good number of years now and why???? Quite simply good food, great beer, excellent service. The manager and his friendly staff make everybody feel welcome not least myself and former work colleagues who turn up once a month for a lunchtime chat over a pint and a bite to eat--have also booked... More 

Thank Barry R
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

which ever meal you order it is always mouth watering, plentiful and made with love, the chef and his team leave no stone unturned to provide consistency of quality ingredients, presentation, quantity and piping hot food i have been eating in this Pub all summer - i go back every day perfectly priced and perfectly delivered by the greatest staff... More 

Thank shawtaylor
Norwich, United Kingdom
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510 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

When we have visitors to the City we try to be near the Wig and Pen at lunch time on our City walk about. Today was no different and we were lucky enough to get the table in the bay window. This pub has a wide selection of draught beers (and lagers if that is your taste) and we tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 St. Martin At Palace Plain | Palace Plain, Norwich NR3 1RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 625891

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