Fat Cat

Pub Details

49 West End Street
(01603) 624364
Opening Times
12 - 11 (midnight Fri)


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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
An extraordinary range of up to 32 quickly changing real ales are on offer in this lively, cheerful pub, and the knowledgeable landlord and his helpful staff cope well with the crowds. 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, Hell Cat, Honey Ale, Marmalade Cat, Meow Mild, and Wild Cat), as well as Adnams Bitter, Dark Star American Pale Ale, Fullers ESB, Green Jack Mahseer, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Kelham Island Pale Rider, Late Knights Worm Catcher IPA, Oakham Inferno, Timothy Taylors Landlord, Woodfordes Once Bittern and guests from all over the country. You'll also find imported draught beers and lagers, over 50 bottled beers from around the world and 20 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


Good Pub Information

Children allowed until 6pm
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar


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Rating: 3/5 (757 votes cast)

Reader Comments


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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