Fat Cat

Pub Details

Address
49 West End Street
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 4NA
Telephone
(01603) 624364
Opening Times
Weekdays
12 - 11

Location

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Licensee information

Licensee name
Colin Keatley
Own brew

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

A place of pilgrimage for beer lovers and open all day; lunchtime rolls and pies
The knowledgeable landlord and his helpful staff cope well with the lively and cheerful crowd of customers keen to enjoy the fantastic range of up to 31 quickly changing real ales. On handpump or tapped from the cask in a stillroom behind the bar - big windows reveal all - are their own beers, Fat Cat Brewery Tap Bitter, Cougar, Hell Cat, Honey Ale, Marmalade Cat and Wild Cat, as well as Adnams Bitter, Crouch Vale Yakima Gold, Dark Star American Pale Ale, Oakham Bishops Farewell, Timothy Taylors Landlord, Woodfordes Once Bittern and guests from breweries like BrewDog, Castle Rock, Felinfoel, Fullers, Green Jack, Kelham Island and Thornbridge. You'll also find imported draught beers and lagers, over 50 bottled beers from around the world plus ciders and perries. The no-nonsense furnishings include plain scrubbed pine tables and simple solid seats, lots of brewery memorabilia, bric-a-brac and stained-glass. There are tables outside.

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food consists of rolls and good pies at lunchtime (not Sunday).

Bar food times: filled rolls available until sold out; not Sun

Awards

Good Pub Information

Children allowed until 6pm
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar

Rating

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Rating: 3/5 (699 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Paradise!

Why did I have to take the car? Why?! WHY!?!?!

This just has got to be my number one pub in England and following football, I've seen loads - its just a pity that it looks like Norwich are going up to the premiership and supporing a rubbish team like to do, I'm unlikely to get to this pub for some time to come! The beer range is fabulous - its not like me to drink halves but there are so many on offer that I couldn't try as many as I could if I were on pints! A fabulous pub with fabulous beers - just how a pub should be.

I only wish I still lived 5 minutes walk away from this pub! A proper real ale pub with knowledgeable friendly staff.

On the odd occasions I get to visit Norwich, this place is on my itinerary. Always busy but plenty of fast, efficient staff.
The only problem is choosing for such a large range of quality drinks.

Can't think of a 'pubbier' pub anywhere. Brilliant!

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