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Trafford Arms Welcome to Norwich


WELCOME TO THE CITY of ALE FESTIVAL 2013 A WELCOME FROM THE CO-CHAIRS Welcome to Norwich City of Ale 2013, now in its third year, and firmly established as an annual event in the city’s festival calendar. It’s a ten-day celebration of real ale, craft and micro-brewing taking place in friendly, welcoming pubs all over the fine city. Billed as “a beer festival with a difference” you’ll find over 40 city pubs serving hundreds of beers from the three-score or so local breweries within a thirty-mile radius of Norwich. From the Official Launch Party on ursday 23 May to the final Sunday on 2 June a large range of events will be taking place.

Great Beer, Great Food, Great Atmosphere situated in a Great City! Raising money for for the Magdalene Group Jigsaw Project Chris and Glynis invite you to the Trafford Arms -

61 Grove Road, Norwich 01603 628466


Welcome Message from CAMRA


Support from the Lord Mayor


Pub Guide


Message from Mike Benner


Brewery Guide




e Beer List


Events Programme


Statement from the Community Pubs Minister


Message from Eastern Transport Collection




Ale Trails


Voting Form


e popular Brewers’ Market returns on Saturday 25 May to Millennium Plain outside the magnificent Forum in central Norwich, showcasing a brewers’ dozen or so stalls with a wide variety of ales to try and buy, along with the finest local produce. Ten Morris sides promise a spectacular display of Morris dancing - not forgetting the iconic City of Ale bus which will be offering a “mystery tour”.

is year the Launch Party and the Festival glassware are sponsored by Lacons; it was a stroke of genius to time their relaunching after 45 years to coincide with City of Ale! Seriously, it’s great to see the newly fledged falcon flying again and we, along with many other real ale enthusiasts, welcome the Great Yarmouth brewery’s return. Norfolk Brewhouse are sponsoring the Closing Party on Saturday 1 June where you can bop the night away to an 80s disco with beer at just £2 a pint.

ere are seven ale trails, devised by Norwich CAMRA, which can be followed on foot with prizes for trail completers. is year we have natty little lapel pin badges for each trail completed as well as T-shirts for those who complete all the trails. Another highlight is the Pub Treasure Hunt on Saturday 1 June which is free to enter. See the website for full details of all events, trails and tours.

e pub banners which have become such a prominent feature throughout the city are sponsored by Abbot Ale, whilst Crisp Malting Group are sponsoring the City of Ale bus. Our media partner, Norwich Evening News, has done a great job in featuring the festival over the past several months. We’re very grateful to all our sponsors for their vital support.

anks to funding from the Norwich Business Improvement District, news of this year’s Norwich City of Ale has been advertised far and wide in CAMRA publications throughout the regions. Norwich already garners a great deal of interest from real ale aficionados and many kind words were spoken about its fantastic pubs and great beers at the recent CAMRA AGM, held here in the city, which attracted record numbers of delegates. CITY of ALE 2013

We’re also grateful to all the publicans and brewers who have joined together to ensure City of Ale’s continued success. On their behalf, we extend a warm welcome to all City of Ale Festival goers, whether from near or far. Enjoy the fine ale in the fine city... we certainly intend to! Dawn Leeder & Phil Cutter Co-Chairs, Norwich City of Ale 3

A MESSAGE from NORWICH CAMRA On behalf of the Norwich & Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale I welcome you to the now nationally known event “Norwich City of Ale”. What a remarkable Festival it has become since it started only a few years ago. e 10 day celebration of local pubs, breweries and real ale has captured the imagination of beer drinkers throughout the country.

ere are many events throughout the celebration and I particularly recommend the Brewers’ Market at e Forum on Saturday 25th May. I hope to see you there or in many of the pubs when I’m on my travels. If you enjoy the local beers in the City of Ale then I would like to remind you of our 36th Norwich CAMRA Beer Festival from 28th October until 2nd November at our usual venue of St Andrews and Blackfriars Halls. Definitely a date for your diary.

I congratulate the main organisers Dawn Leeder, Phil Cutter and Dawn Hopkins for their promotion of a great event that Norwich is truly proud of and the envy of other cities. Here in Norwich and Norfolk we are very lucky to have a considerable number of city centre pubs within a short walking distance that are well worth a visit. Having over 30 Breweries in Norfolk we have an excellent selection of local beers to choose from and I’m sure you will find something that you have not tasted before. at is why it’s such an enjoyable Festival.

Finally, I would like to advise that a few weeks ago Norwich was host to CAMRA’s Members Weekend and National AGM where a record 1330 members attended. e feedback we had confirmed what a great city Norwich is for pubs and real ale and I was pleased to hear our CEO Mike Benner congratulate the City of Ale and challenged other cities to attempt to emulate our success. Well done everyone. Graham Freeman Chairman

STATEMENT of SUPPORT FROM THE LORD MAYOR Firstly, may I, on behalf of the City of Norwich, welcome everyone to the third Norwich City of Ale Festival. As I am a cask beer consumer and supporter I especially welcome this event designed to cement Norwich as the cask beer destination venue and encouraging more visitors to this fine city. We have very recently hosted CAMRA’s National AGM in the magnificent building of St Andrew’s Hall and in doing so encouraged some 1300 visiting members to sample the delights of the city’s fine hostelries and its other attractive amenities. We are considered to be one of the top retail destinations in the country, which add to our heritage credentials and terrific beer availability. Norfolk now boasts some 30+ brewers and it’s hard to think of an excuse for not wanting to come to Norwich.

be had by encouraging more people to visit our fine City. e reports and responses from the CAMRA visit would seem to indicate that Norwich is certainly getting the welcome and facilities right. So supporting a concerted campaign from Norfolk’s Brewers and Publicans to make Norwich the City to visit if you want to experience great beer in a quality environment seems to me a very sound proposition. e city can only benefit from increased positive media exposure, so from my office as Lord Mayor of this fine City, I would like to add my endorsement to the good work you are doing in bringing greater national awareness to the pleasures awaiting visitors to Norwich and its surrounds. Very many congratulations to the City of Ale Committee and everyone who has contributed to making this such a successful event. Cheers.

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PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY Adam & Eve 17 Bishopgate, Norwich, NR3 1RZ 01603 667423 is Grade 11 listed building laying just claim to be the oldest pub in Norwich, dates from 1249. Its construction is of brick and flint built around a Saxon wall. Its first known listing as a pub was in 1760 with John orpe as licensee. Between 1845 and 1860 Elizabeth Howes, former landlady and wherry owner transported sand from Yarmouth beach for the floor of the pub and was also involved in smuggling. Opening times Monday - Friday 11.00 – 23.00 Saturday 11.00 – 23.00, Sunday 12.00 – 22.30

Angel Gardens 96 Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HT 01603 427490 is pub had its first listing in 1830 and has been variously called the Angel Pleasure Gardens, the New Angel and e Entertainer. e original pub sign hangs in the bar. Opening times Monday - Friday 11.00 – 24.00 Saturday 11.00 – 01.00, Sunday 12.00 – 23.30 (No entry after 23.00

Beehive 30 Leopold Road, Norwich, NR4 7PJ 01603 451628 Although it may have run illegally for a few years before, the pub (of unknown name) started in late 1898 with the transfer of a beerhouse licence from the Bird in Hand, King Street. It finally achieved a full licence in 1922. It was a tied Courage pub in the 1970s, with the local CAMRA branch regularly meeting there. Opening times Monday 17.00 – 23.00 Tuesday to ursday 12.00 - 23.00 Friday & Saturday 12.00 – 24.00 Sunday 12.00 – 23.00


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01603 630017 e Bell Hotel is believed to date from 1480, later becoming one of the city’s leading coaching inns. e Hellfire Club met here c. 1754 and it was known as the Bluebell between 1763 – 1822. During the Second World War, the top floor was turned into dormitories for the American Women’s Army Air Corps. In 1994 it became the first JD Wetherspoons in Norwich.

of Wellington. Tied to Lacon’s, Whitbread and Adnam’s over the years, it is currently a Free House. Opening times Monday - Saturday 12.00 – 23.30 Sunday 11.00 – 22.30

Chapelfield Road, Norwich, NR2 1SE 01603 765611 Named after Daniel Mendoza, a bare-knuckle fighter. e first known licensee was John Price in 1836 and the most well-known landlady was Constance Frost who ran the pub from 12 February 1963 until 14 May 1996, when Don Ellice took over. One feature of the pub is the Lacons sign above the entrance to the pub. Became a Batemans in 2007.

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Eaton Cottage

82 orpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1BA 01603 477077 e first listing was in 1830 with omas Andrews as licensee. e Grade II listed building was originally a farmhouse, and was once the Headquarters of “Ye Olde orpe Anglers”. It closed in 1989, re-opening in 1993 with its own brewery, Chalk Hill, which is situated at the rear of the building with access from Rosary Road. Opening times Monday - ursday 11.00 – 24.00 Friday & Saturday 11.00 – 00.10, Sunday 11.00 – 24.00

75 Mount Pleasant, Norwich, NR2 2DQ 01603 453048 First listed in 1864 with Charles Read as landlord and succeeded by his widow, Emma, in 1890 until 1903. e pub was tied to Steward & Patteson for many years and was also, variously, a grocery shop, drayman’s cottages and an off-licence.Philip Birchall has run the pub since 2004. Opening times Monday - ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday - Saturday 12.00 – 24.00 Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

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Duke of Wellington 91-93 Waterloo Road, Norwich, NR3 1EG 01603 441182 e first licensee was Harry Burgess 1937 when the pub was known as the Iron Duke. Prior to that, in 1931, it was a corner shop called the Waterloo Stores with a bakery and licence. By August 2002 its name had changed to the Duke CITY of ALE 2013

Fat Cat & Canary Originally the East End Retreat (from 1852) in 1965 it became the Mustard Pot. It was offered for sale by Adnams in 2011 and in 2012 it was bought by Colin Keatley to be renamed the Fat Cat & Canary. 101 orpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1TR

Earlham Arms 41 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3AD 01603 622993 e Earlham Arms was first licensed in 1974 and then renamed as Hoofers in 1983. It then changed hands and names several times with the Pickwick, Fountain & School House. We opened the doors here on the 14th December 2012 as part of the Flying Kiwi Inns with Katie Hales as the Manager. e Flying Kiwi Inns began in 2003 with Chris Coubrough, a Kiwi Master Chef, who now has 6 award winning Hotels & Inns in Norfolk. Opening times Monday - ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday - Saturday 12.00 – 24.00 Sunday 12.00 – 23.00


tion of having won CAMRA National Pub of the Year twice. e pub sells its own range of beers plus many other favourites

49 West End Street, Norwich, NR2 4NA 01603 624364 First listed in 1854, when it was called the New Inn. e pub was badly damaged by enemy action on 27 April 1942. Became the Fat Cat 12 November 1991 under the ownership of Colin Keatley and has the distincCITY of ALE 2013

Fat Cat Brewery Tap 98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich, NR3 4LF 01603 413153

Home of the Fat Cat Brewery and Tap. Traditional in every sense… apart from the building! Previously the Wherry, built in 1974 to replace the Beaconsfield

NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Totally refurbished, retaining the traditional feel with a contemporary twist • 3 real ales available Fantastic food • Superb service “The best ambience in Norwich” 12 Farmers Ave, Norwich NR1 3JX Tel: 01603 611135 7


Arms, the pub closed in November 2004 for major refurbishment and re-opened on May 23rd 2005 as The Shed. By August 2006 it was known as the Cider Shed and in February 2011 it was re-named the Fat Cat Brewery Tap. The pub is known for its eclectic mix of live music every Friday night and Sunday afternoon. It acquired Good Beer Guide status in 2012 and in the same year hosted “Proms in the Pub.”

Monday to Thursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday 12.00 – 24.00 Saturday 11:00 – 24.00 Sunday 11:00 – 22:30 Opening times

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Jubilee 26 St Leonards Road, Norwich, NR1 4BL 01603 618734

The Norfolk Chronicle & Norwich Gazette shows that on 26 August 1886 a provisional licence was granted for a new house to be built between St Leonard’s Road and Florence Road. On 9 August 1887 (in Victoria’s Golden Jubilee year) the order was declared final and the licences from the Anchor, St Swithins and New Brewery, Pockthorpe were cancelled for the Jubilee. From 1982 to 1986 it was called Hanover House, subsequently reverting to the Jubilee. Sunday - Thursday 12.00 - 23.00 Friday - Saturday 12.00 - 24.00 Opening times

Garden House 1 Pembroke Road, Norwich, NR2 3HD 01603 628059

The Garden House is a traditional Victorian style pub, in the heart of the Golden Triangle. They have a good range of beers and wines available, including five hand pulled ales, with a constantly changing line up. They smoke all our own meats on site, for their in-house menu, whilst also providing some local businesses with smoked products. BBQs throughout the summer in their award-winning garden, which wraps around two whole sides of the pub.

Golden Star 57 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1DD 01603 632447

Said to have originally been cottages dating back to the mid-1600s, the building first became a licensed premises in 1865. In the 1980s it was the brewery tap for Pete Turner’s Star brewery, one of Norwich’s earliest micro-breweries. In 1984 it was sold to Greene King.

Ketts Tavern 29 Ketts Hill, Norwich, NR1 4EX 01603 449654

Nestled at the foot of St James’ Hill, the first recorded licensee of this pub was John Spinks in 1830. The pub was badly damaged by enemy action on 27 April 1942. As well as a traditional main bar there is a bright and modern conservatory with a pool table adjoining a large and inviting beer garden. The pub serves Norwich Bear Brewing Co ales as well as over 100 bottled beers from around the world. Delicious homemade meals are available lunchtimes, bacon butties and Brays Cottage pork pies are served all day and authentic Indian meals in the evening.

Monday - Thursday 12.00 – 23.30 Friday - Saturday 12.00 – 24.00 Sunday 12.00 – 22.30 Opening times

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PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY King’s Arms 22 Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 3HQ 01603 766361

The first known listing was in 1832. Samuel Jeffreries was there until 1850. By 1845 John Youngs of the Crown Brewery, King Street had acquired ownership of the King’s Arms, later joining forces with Charles Crawshay who had a brewery in St Stephens. This partnership was joined by Youngs’ brother Robert Carss Youngs with the three partners trading as Youngs Crawshay & Youngs. In 2004 the pub was purchased by Batemans, who now also own the Champion and the Leopard.

Monday - Thursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday 11.00 – 23.30 Saturday 11.00 – 23.30 Sunday 12.00 – 22.30 Opening times

Kings Head

Lamb, where in 1787, the “Story Telling Landlord”, John Aggis, was brutally murdered by his brother-inlaw in the cellar (but never fear, John is a friendly ghost who loves his guests and has a true passion for entertaining children with his tall tales of fairies and goblins). Also there is the ghost of the Shady Motor Cyclist who in 1979 was found in the courtyard and allegedly died under suspicious circumstances. The Lamb has also seen its share of natural disasters with a flood in 1917 and a devastating fire in 1939.

The inn has undergone several changes over recent decades having been known as The Lamb Inn, Rat and Parrot in 1996 and Henry’s Café Bar in 2002. It was renamed The Lamb Inn in 2011.

Monday - Saturday 12.00 – 23.30 Sunday 12.00 – 23.00 Opening times

Lamb Inn Lamb Yard, Orford Place, Norwich, NR1 3RU

Originally an inn known as The Holy Lamb as early as the 12th Century, and built using bricks from a local church, was first recorded as trading from 1574. There are many local ghost stories surrounding The 10

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Maids Head Bar

69-71 Riverside Road, Norwich, NR1 1SR Opening times

Maids Head Hotel, Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1LB 01603 209955

Sunday – Thursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday & Saturday 11.00 - 01.00

Lord Rosebery 94 Rosebery Road, Norwich, NR3 3AB 01603 414284

11.00 – 23.00 Monday to Saturday 12.00 - 22.30 Sunday

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The Jacobean oak panelled Maids Head Bar, surveilled by Norfolk famous sons and daughters including Horatio Nelson and Edith Cavell, serves a great choice of local real ales and cider as well as carefully selected international beers and lager and 40 wines by the glass. Monday - Saturday 11.00 – 23.00 Sunday 11.30 - 22.30 Opening times

Monday - Wednesday 11.00 – 23.00 Thursday - 11.00 – 24.00 Friday - 11.00 – 24.30 Saturday - 10.00 – 24.30 Sunday - 12.00 – 22.00 Opening times

42 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JE

This Grade 2 listed building has housed a pub or coaching inn since Medieval times. The pub was completely renovated in 2004 and now showcases the rich variety of real ales produced in the East of England. With up to 14 cask ales on handpumps, the pub serves no keg beers. A vibrant and welcoming neighbourhood pub to enjoy, whether you are out for a pint, or a session.

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Lawyer 14 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY 01603 633122

The pub started life as the Grapes in 1845 when it was a Free House and passed through a number of ownerships between then and the present. It became the Silver Dollar in 1972, and briefly, in 1977, the Silver Jubilee. In 1980 it became the Lawyer for the first time. In 1996 it was taken over by the Firkin brewery (who had also bought the Reindeer around the same time) and its name changed to the Fugitive and Firkin. In 2003 the name briefly changed again to the Fugitive after the collapse of the Firkin chain. In 2004 it became the Lawyer for the second time after a complete refurbishment and is now run by Nick De’Ath who also runs the Unthank Arms. Monday - Saturday 12.00 – 24.00 Opening times

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PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY Micawbers 92 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DZ 01603 626627 Micawbers Tavern was first known as the Duke of York in 1772. In 1859 it was renamed as e Alma. In 1977, one hundred and eighteen years later, it was named Micawbers Tavern. In 1995, eighteen years later, it was renamed as Seamus O’Rourkes, and then in 2000 it reverted back to Micawbers Tavern and remains the same today.

Murderers 2/8 Timber Hill, Norwich, NR1 3LB 01603 621447 enquiries@

Also known as the Gardeners Arms, it acquired its nickname from a murder. The story goes that in 1890, a lady of pleasure got violent with a client who would not pay and stabbed him to death. But that was just a story and the real murder took place in1895 when an ex-Cavalry man bludgeoned to death his estranged young wife Millie. The pub has been jointly known as the Murderers and the Gardeners ever since. Monday - Thursday 10.00 – 23.00 Friday 10.00 – 01.30, Saturday 10.00 – 01.30 Sunday 12.00 – 23.00 Opening times

Number 12 12 Farmers Avenue, Norwich, NR1 3JX 01603 611135

Known as the Plough and Horses up until 1830 and the Plough to 1973, the pub was closed in 1995 because of damage to its foundations caused by the adjacent Castle Mall development. It was offered for sale in 1997 and reopened in 2000 when it was renamed Le Rouen. It became Number 12 in July 2008, and has recently undergone a complete refurb, retaining a traditional feel with a contemporary twist. 12

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Monday – Thursday 11.30 - 23.00 Friday 11.30 - 23.30 Saturday 11.30 - 24.00 Sunday 11.30 - 16.00 Opening times

Plasterers Arms 43 Cowgate, Norwich, NR3 1SZ 01603 387525

The Plasterers opened for trade in 1822, one of the many pubs in Norwich named after local tradesmen who would meet regularly there. By the twentieth century the pub no longer had the close association with Plasterers, and became known locally as the Knackers Arms. Over the years it has been owned by many of the large local breweries including Morgans and Bullards. For a period in the 1970s when the pub was a Free House it was one of the very few pubs in Norwich serving real ale, and became renowned for being an ‘ale Nirvana’ (as described by another local licensee). In 2011 it was completely refurbished and now boasts 15 real ale pumps, restoring it a step closer to its former heavenly state. 12.00 – 24.00 except weekends 12.00 - 01.00 Opening times

Playhouse Bar 42 - 58 St George's Street, Norwich, NR3 1AB 01603 766669

The Playhouse has been thrilling audiences who come for its excellent programme of comedy, music and drama, but also its bar. Riverside maltings were built here 160 years ago on the banks of the River Wensum and the Playhouse opened here 14 years ago. With a bustling kaleidoscope of art and music the bar’s vibrant décor and eclectic appearance is home to a mix of art students, theatre goers and music fans alike who turn up for the veritable smorgasbord of musical genres played by the many regular deejays in the bar. The Playhouse Bar also prides itself on its small, but well kept selection of local ales and will be more than doubling its number of ales on offer during City of Ale CITYof ALE 2013

PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY with the inclusion of an outside bar on its (hopefully) sun bathed terrace. Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 24.00 Sunday - 12.00 – 24.00 Opening times

Plough 58 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AR 01603 661384

A merchant’s house prior to the 1800s, the main building dates back to the 16th century and the back yard dates to the 14th century. The first licensee in 1822 was John Gray. The pub was damaged by enemy action on 27 April 1942. It closed in 2009 and re-opened in 2010 under ownership of the Grain Brewery, Alburgh. Monday - Thursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday - Saturday 12.00 – 24.00 Sunday 12.00 – 22.30 Opening times

Reindeer 10 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 4AY 01603 762223

The first listing was John Kerridge, in 1854 and by 1858 the pub was listed as the Rainbow in Kerridge’s directory. On 10 May 1986 plans to turn the Reindeer into a pub brewery were approved, and it re-opened on 21 May 1987 with the Wolf brewery installed at the back. Success soon necessitated an extension, added in July 1990. In July 1996, both pub and brewery were sold on to the Firkin chain and it was renamed the Finnesko and Firkin. Elgood’s purchased the pub in January 2004 restoring it to its former name.

Ribs of Beef 24 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY 01603 619517

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was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1507 and rebuilt. The first licensee was recorded in 1743. It was bought by Young & Crawshay’s in 1818 and in 1928 the name changed to Fye Bridge Tavern. Bullard’s took over Young & Crawshay’s in 1958 and closed the pub in 1959. It stayed closed until August 1985 when it re-opened as the Ribs of Beef with Roger and Anthea Cawdron as licensees..

Monday - Saturday 11.00 – 01.00 Sunday 11.00 – 23.00 Opening times

2003, the pub was bought by Kevin and Dawn Hopkins. A friendly, welcoming and recently refurbished pub, Norwich Bear Brewing Co ales are sold here exclusively alongside sister pub, The Ketts Tavern. The long awaited Norwich Bear microbrewery is now ready to brew and fully on display in the bar. Monday - Thursday 15.00 – 23.30 Friday 12.00 – 01.00 Saturday 12.00 – 00.30 Sunday 12.00 – 22.30

Listed from 1856 with Richard Nichols as licensee, the pub was tied to Bullard’s from 1894, Courage in 1972 and Adnams in 1977. Released by Adnams in

Angel Gardens Free House

This independently run freehouse has been under the ownership of Ian Warren since 1988 and is situated on the north of the city near to Waterloo Park.

Rumsey Wells 01603 614858 Listed from 1845, the pub, originally named the Shrub House, occupied the corner of St Andrews and Exchange Street. In 1974 it was extended to take in Rumsey Wells, gents outfitters, from whence it takes its current name. It became St Andrew’s Tavern in 1989 when it was taken over by Colin Keatley of the Fat Cat. Adnam’s bought the pub in 1998 and the tie continues to the present day. It was renamed Rumsey Wells in 2008. 4 St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AF

Monday - Sunday 12.00 – 24.00 Opening times

Up to SEVEN reasonably priced Real Ales including THREE guest ales Monthly Quiz & Darts • Live Music on Saturdays

01603 427490 96 Angel Rd, Norwich NR3 3HT

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Take 5 17 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1HF 01603 763099

Dating from 1771 and originally called the Waggon & Horses pub (it is located on the corner of Waggon and Horses Lane) the pub was renamed the Louis Marchesi in 1976 in honour of the founder of the Round Table movement. It closed in 2004 to reopen as Take 5 Cafe & Bar. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

Trafford Arms 61 Grove Road, Norwich, NR1 3RL 01603 628466

Robert Allen was the first licensee in 1887. The pub was completely destroyed by enemy action in June 1942, but by July 1943 was carrying on trading in a temporary building known as the Chicken House. It was rebuilt in 1955. Chris and Glynis Higgins have been licensees since 1992. They run a popular Valentine’s beer festival every year.

Monday - Thursday 11.00 - 23.00 Friday & Saturday 11.00 - 23.30 Sunday 12.00 - 22.30 Opening times

Sir Garnet

Homecooked and speciality meals Prepared by Ian - a qualified chef with years of experience.

Monday - Thursday 10.00 – 24.00 Friday - Saturday 10.00 – 02.00 Sunday 10.30 – 20.30 Opening times

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Rose Inn 235 Queens Road, Norwich, NR1 3AE 01603 767713

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36 Market Place, Norwich, NR2 1RD

The ‘Sir Garnet’ has overlooked Norwich Market for many centuries. It is thought that original parts of the building acted as a market hall for traders in medieval times. It began trading as a public house in 1861, named after Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley who in the same year had received tremendous respect for his campaigns abroad. This led to the phrase “All Sir Garnet” meaning “all is in order”. With views overlooking the city, home-cooked food and a variety of meeting rooms available this quirky little pub has something for everyone. CITY of ALE 2013

Unthank Arms 149 Newmarket Street, Norwich, NR2 2DR 01603 631557

The pub is named after the Unthank family who owned land throughout the area. Licenses from the Rose & Crown, Bishopsgate and the Bricklayers’ Arms, Timberhill were transferred (30 June 1891). The pub originally had a bowling green and stables. 15

The Gatehouse Pub 391 Dereham Road, Norwich NR5 8QJ Tel: 01603 620340


Andrew Hanison was licensee from February 1986 to November 1996 and the restaurant bears his name. Nicholas William De’Ath has been licensee since December 1991. Monday - Thursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday & Saturday 11.00 – 24.00 Sunday 10.00 – 22.30 Opening times

FOUR REAL ALES Wednesday Irish Folk Music Thursday Folk Mixed Music Friday & Saturday Live Music Sunday Celtic Folk Music

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Vine 7 Dove Street, Norwich, NR2 1DE 01603 627362

Built in 1786, the first known licensee was George Kew in 1841. The Vine has long been the smallest pub in Norwich. From 18461860 it was known as the Albert Tavern (named after Prince Albert) but when Prince Albert died in 1861 the pub reverted to the Vine. Aey Allen now runs the pub offering Thai cuisine both in the bar and the upstairs restaurant.

Monday - Saturday 11.00 – 23.00 Opening times

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Old Post Office Court, Norwich, NR2 1NG

The building is 17th century and Grade II listed. The first known licensee was William Haylett Roe in 1841. The cellar is believed to part of Norwich’s famous ‘Underground Tunnel Network’. In the 1960s it was popular with folk clubs, but closed several times during the 1970s. Chris Gudgeon was licensee from 1984 until 2008. Now run by Claire Brooks under Enterprise Inns. The pub has a replica Wurlitzer juke box. Monday - Wednesday 11.00 – 24.00 Thursday - Saturday 11.00 – 01.00 Sunday 12.00 – 22.00 Opening times


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Whalebone 144 Magdalen Road, Norwich, NR3 4BA 01603 425482

The building was built by two carpenters, Richard Sexton and Robert Lincoln, between 1817 and 1820 and included a brewery and stables. The garage next door housed the original brewery. Sexton was the first recorded licensee in 1830 and he was there until 1851. Since 1994 the pub has been run by Mike Lorenz and Stephen Fiske. Monday - Thursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday and Saturday 11.00 – 24.00 Sunday 12.00 – 23.00 Opening times

Wig & Pen 6 St Martins Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1RN 01603 625891

The building is Grade II listed and dates to the 16th century. It was known as the White Lion under its first licensee, John Starr, in 1760. In 1985 its name changed to the Wig & Pen, reflecting its proximity to the Magistrates’ Courts. The two coats of arms on the front of the building are of the Blomefield family, well-known Norwich historians.

Monday - Thursday 11.30 – 23.00 Friday and Saturday 11.30 – 24.00 Sunday 12.00 – 21.00 Opening times

Wildlife themed beer festival featuring ales such as Humpty Dumpty – Swallowtail, Woodforde’s – Once Bittern, Panther – Black Panther etc. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match. Wildlife beer festival 23rd - 30th May


MESSAGE from Mike Benner It’s inspiring to see a whole city come together to support Norfolk’s brewers and shout about how great our national drink, real ale is. e Norwich City of Ale is a truly unique celebration of local beers.

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It’s been an incredible year for British beer. ere are now over 1000 breweries in Britain brewing well over 5,500 real ales of various styles; golden ales, fruit beers, wheat beers, stouts, porters, milds as well as the more familiar styles such as bitter. ere is truly a real ale out there to appeal to everyone’s tastes and the City of Ale is an opportunity for those who haven’t yet been tempted to give it a try. You won’t regret it and it may even lead to a lifelong passion for our national drink. It was great news that the Government scrapped the beer duty escalator and cut beer duty in the March budget. is will be a real boost for the industry and for pub-goers. is result follows a year-long campaign where the industry and CAMRA members worked together to convince the Government that it was time for a fair deal for beer. CAMRA is on the brink of announcing its 150,000th member and our numbers have swelled in recent years as more and more people discover the amazing diverse world of real ale. Our recent AGM and Member’s Weekend in held Norwich attracted over 1,300 thirsty CAMRA members who, by all accounts, had a great time enjoying the local beers and pubs in this fine city. I’m sure the City of Ale will be a great event for Norwich and a lot of fun for those who take part. So, don’t miss out on your opportunity to enjoy the best of Norwich and Norfolk beers. Mike Benner Chief Executive, e Campaign for Real Ale


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BREWERY information Adnams Sole Bay Brewery, East Green, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6JW 01502 727200 e earliest record of beer being brewed at the Sole Bay Brewery dates back to 1345. In 1872, the Adnams family arrived in Southwold, they bought the Sole Bay Brewery and a new phase of history began. e brewery demonstrates a perfect marriage of old and new - the Victorian façade hides what is possibly the UK’s most environmentally efficient, state-of-the art brewing facility. It is where Fergus Fitzgerald, our Master Brewer, and his team create a growing range of award-winning Adnams beers.

Batemans Salem Bridge Brewery, Mill Lane, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, PE24 4JE 01754 880317 Batemans was founded in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire in 1874 by George Bateman and his wife Suzanna. Since then the brewery has passed through four generations of the Bateman family, remaining proudly independent to this day. Batemans has an estate of nearly 70 pubs, situated across Lincolnshire and surrounding the areas with three tied houses in Norwich including the Champion and the King’s Arms.

Bees Plot 2, Coast Road, Walcott, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 0LS 07971 577526 A newcomer to Norfolk, Bees first started brewing in Queniborough in Leicestershire in February 2008 before relocating to its present site in a caravan overlooking the north Norfolk coast in the village of Walcott in the autumn of 2009. It brews around five different beers which are mainly supplied to outlets in north Norfolk.

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Beeston Fransham Road Farm, Beeston, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2LZ 01328 700844 Beeston is a central Norfolk brewery that began brewing in November 2006 using water from its own borehole. e beers became an instant success locally with Worth the Wait an abv 4.2% golden ale winning Beer of the Festival at the Norwich 2007 Beer Festival.

Brancaster e Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BJ 01485 210314 Brancaster ales are brewed in Norfolk and can be found on tap at e Jolly Sailors pub and e White Horse Inn in the north Norfolk coastal village of Brancaster Staithe. e brewery originally opened in 2003, closed in autumn 2008, and was started again by the new owners of e Jolly Sailors in the spring of 2009, a welcome revival. While the malthouse no longer stands, Brancaster's 5 barrel brewery is keeping a brewing tradition alive in north Norfolk by producing quality ales from the finest regional produce.

Buffy’s Mardle Hall, Rectory Road, Tivetshall St. Mary, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2DD 01379 676523 One of Norfolk’s older and well-established micros, Buffy’s started brewing in October 1993. All beer is brewed using local Norfolk barley. As well as the two pubs mentioned it supplies beer to a wide range of pubs in Norwich and all around Norfolk including bottle-conditioned beer.


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Rosary Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DA 01603 477078 A brewpub, Chalk Hill Brewery has been brewing since 1993, located at the popular Coach & Horses pub on orpe Road, Norwich (conveniently close to Norwich Railway Station). eir Chalk Hill Bitter (CHB) abv 4.2% won Beer of the Festival at the Norwich Beer Festival three years in a row from 2001 to 2003.

Elgood’s North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1LN 01945 583160 Elgood’s was founded in 1795 on the banks of the Nene in Wisbech. It was the first purpose-built Georgian brewery outside London and was taken over by the Elgood family in 1878. It is the only family brewery owned and run by ladies: Belinda, Jenny and Claire are the three Elgood sisters and all take an active role on a daily basis.

Elmtree e Stables, Mill Lane, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LQ 07939 549241 Located on an industrial estate at Snetterton in south Norfolk, this small micro commenced brewing in April 2007 and made an instant success with Norfolk real ale drinkers with ‘Nightlight Mild’ a heavy dark mild at abv 5.7% winning Norwich Beer Festival’s ‘Beer of the Festival’ in 2008. It now supplies beer, both cask and bottled conditioned to a range of pubs, restaurants and beer shops in both Norfolk and Suffolk.


C to J 98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4LF 01603 788508 e Fat Cat Brewery commenced brewing in 2005 at the Lawson Road site it shares with the Fat Cat Brewery Tap. It recently reached the landmark of 1000 brews on this site and has won numerous local awards for both its draught and bottled beers. eir Marmalade beer was a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain contest 2012. Fat Cat beers are available all year round at the Fat Cat Pub, the Brewery Tap and their new pub, e Cat & Canary on orpe Road.

South Farm, Alburgh, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0BS 01986 788884 Situated in the south Norfolk village of Alburgh this brewery was established in 2006 and has grown steadily over the years. In May 2010 Grain opened its own pub, e Plough in St Benedict’s, Norwich. Grain Porter abv 5% was named Champion Beer of Norfolk 2012 by the local Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA Branch.

Green Dragon 29, Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EF

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Fox 22 Station Road, Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7EX 01485 570345 A brewpub brewery, Fox was founded by Mark Bristow in 2002, located in a cottage next to e Fox & Hounds public house in the west Norfolk seaside resort of Heacham. All the beers brewed here use local Norfolk barley supplied from Branthill Farm near Wells-next-the-Sea and malted by Crisp Maltings at Great Ryburgh. Fox beers are available in about 50 outlets in and around Norfolk.

Golden Triangle Unit 9, Watton Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4BG 07976 281132 Golden Triangle have been brewing modern hop forward ales for the Norwich area since May 2011. eir first ale, City Gold, was voted champion ale of the City of Ale festival 2011, and has been followed by a selection of well received, hand crafted ales brewed with local East Anglian malt at their ten barrel brewery plant. Citropolis is their new 3.8% golden ale brewed for this year's City of Ale.

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is small brew house brewery is located at the Green Dragon public house in the Suffolk market town of Bungay. e owners bought the pub from Brent Walker in 1991 and converted one of the out houses into a brewplant using stainless steel milking equipment. ey brew a range of four beers plus the occasional seasonal which are available at the pub and at various beer festivals.

Green Jack Argyle Place, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2NZ 01502 562863 is brewery was originally founded in 1993 in Oulton Broad, but after a split between partners that site became Oulton Ales and Green Jack moved to the Triangle Tavern in Lowestoft and has since recently moved to another address that was once an old smoke-house in Lowestoft. It is the most easterly brewery in Britain. Over the years the brewery has won many awards too numerous to mention here. It has two pubs, the aforementioned Triangle and e Locks Inn at Geldeston.

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Greene King Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QT 01284 763222 Established by Benjamin Greene in Bury St Edmunds in 1799, Greene King has grown, through a series of takeovers and pub acquisitions, to become one of the largest breweries in the UK. Greene King IPA won the Gold award at the 2004 CAMRA Great British Beer Festival in the Bitter category and was runnerup in the Champion Beer Of Britain category.

Humpty Dumpty Church Road, Reedham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3TZ 01493 701818 Humpty Dumpty started brewing in 1998 in the stables at the back of the now sadly closed Railway Tavern public house in Reedham. e present owners took over in 2006 and have built it up to one of the finest small breweries in Norfolk offering a large range of both cask- and bottleconditioned ales. eir Broadland Sunrise abv 4.2% was named Champion Beer of Norfolk 2010 by the local Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA branch and they have continued to win awards since. ere is a brewery shop on site at the brewery in Reedham.

Jo C’s Norfolk Ale e Old Store, West Barsham, Norfolk, NR21 9NR 01328 863854 Nestled in rural Norfolk,e Old Store on the Barsham Estate is host to one of Norfolk's newest breweries. Since starting to brew three years ago, Jo Coubrough has three popular beers available and has won a Bronze award at the CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival in 2011 for Norfolk Kiwi and Bitter Old Bustard won Bronze in 2012.


BREWERY information Lacons e Falcon Brewery, Main Cross Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3NZ 01493 850578 With a rich history dating back to 1760 and forty-five years since their last brew, Lacons returns to debut its new range at City of Ale. Lacons ales are brewed at e Falcon Brewery, a historic Victorian building in Great Yarmouth. Acclaimed head brewer Wil Wood has handcrafted an exciting range of ales using the original Lacons yeasts which will be available throughout East Anglia.

Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer Barn, Harvest Lane, Hindringham, Norfolk, NR21 0PW 01328 878495 The Norfolk Brewhouse is slap-bang in the middle of the country’s finest barley growing region using as you would expect, the riches on the doorstep as well as the riches beneath their feet, with chalk-filtered water from their own well. eir simple yet distinctive beers, known as Moon Gazer Ale, are inspired by the brown hares which share the brewery’s Norfolk farm location.

Norfolk Square Japonica House, Mill Road, Stokesby, Norfolk, NR29 3AL 01493 751975 Norfolk Square Brewery is a specialist craft brewery located in the Broadland village of Stokesby. Specialising in bottle conditioned beers, the brewery has six regular English ales and has introduced an exciting range of Maverik beers which are specialist craft brews. Cask beers are available to order. e brewery also provides contract brews as well as consultancy and has its own range of ciders and lagers.


L to P Norwich Bear The Rose Inn, 235 Queens Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3AE 01603 767713 Launched in August 2010 by Kevin and Dawn Hopkins to supply their pubs the Rose (Queens Rd) and Ketts Tavern. e name ‘Bear’ comes from the way in which the locals pronounce ‘beer’! e long anticipated brewery at e Rose is now ready and will be producing lots of Bear very soon!

Ole Slewfoot 3 Pollard Road, Hainford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 3BE 08451 162204 Ole Slewfoot was a fabled North American bear, now lending his name to a range of ales made using East Anglian barley from the Branthill Farm on the Holkham Hall Estate. e kit came from Bowhouse brewery on Salisbury Plain. It was bought from Glastonbury Ales and part of it may have originally come from Humpty Dumpty in Reedham. e emphasis for the beer range is on flavour and colour.

Opa Hay’s Glencot, Wood Lane, Aldeby , Beccles, Norfolk, NR34 0DA 01502 679144 Engel Fine Ales is the brainchild of owner Arnth Engel and the brewery is named after Arnth’s great-grandfather, Heinrich Hay, a Master Brewer from northern Germany. Red Oktober abv 6% and Liquid Bread abv 4.2% (which won the Bronze medal for Speciality Beers at the 2009 Norwich CAMRA Beer Festival) are Bavarian style beers.

Panther Unit 1, Collers Way, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4SW 07766 558215 Opened in Reepham in 2010 by Martin James as a first CITY of ALE 2013

BREWERY information venture into brewing, Panther Brewery has a five-barrel plant and is tucked away in Collers Way Industrial Estate near the old railway station. is was once the home of the Reepham Brewery. Beers in the range take their names from differently-coloured panthers: Red, Black, Golden, Pink, Ginger and Panther Cub..

P to W son Coors) and started trading in November 2012. Still in the early stages of development, Star Brewing Co. are indebted to Kevin Tweedy of Golden Triangle for providing spare capacity at his Barford brewery for Star’s brewing operations. Star Brewing Company serve East Anglia and the East Midlands direct, with a range of four core beers plus specials and seasonals.

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21,22 & 23 June 2013 Norfolk real ales • Live music all weekend Beer marquee • Freshly cooked pub food

Shortts Farm, Wetheringsett Road, orndon, Suffolk, IP23 7LS 07900 268 100 Established in the summer of 2012, the brewery is situated on Shortts Farm which has been brewer Matt Hammond's family farm for over a century. e farm is located just outside the village of orndon in North Suffolk, surrounded by some of the best arable land in the country. ey hope to grow their own malting barley on the farm in the future. A five barrel system was purchased from Hunters Brewery in Devon where Matt spent time training to brew with Paul and the team. e focus is to produce traditionally crafted ales to be enjoyed by both the existing generation of real ale drinkers as well as the ever growing crowd of new followers of quality real ales. e theme is inspired by the love of real ale and music.

St. Peter’s St. Peter’s Hall, St. Peter South Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1NQ 01986 782322 Launched in 1996, St Peter's brewery is housed in listed former agricultural buildings at St Peter’s Hall, South Elmham and is surrounded (probably uniquely) by a moat. 94% of capacity is bottled in their distinctive oval 500ml bottles, based on a design dating back to c.1770 from Gibbstown, Philadelphia, but their cask offerings can also be found around Norwich and beyond.


Stumptail North Street, Great Dunham, Norfolk, PE32 2LR 01328 701042 Stumptail is a tiny craft brewery making a selection of Victorian inspired beer in mid-Norfolk. Sarah de Vos is involved in evaluating malt from Chevallier, a heritage malting barley variety, in association with NIAB and the John Innes Centre and has produced several experimental brews using this rare, revived variety.


Waveney Queen’s Head, Station Road, Earsham, Bungay, Norfolk, NR35 2TS 01986 892623 Opened in 2004 this five-barrel plant, a brew house brewery, is situated at e Queens Head in the village of Earsham, located right on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. ree regular beers are brewed, plus occasional and seasonal beers.

Winter’s 8 Keelan Close, Norwich NR6 6QZ 01603 787820 David Winter, twice Champion Brewer of Britain, set up his own brewery in 2001. e plant was purchased from the defunct Scott’s Brewery in Lowestoft. Geniuss abv 4.1% won the Stout Category at e Champion Beers of Norfolk 2011.

Units 5 & 6, Damgate Lane Industrial Estate NR13 3DJ 01493 741007 Jason Tipple established the brewery in Acle in 2004 as a six-barrel plant, which was extended in 2007. ey have a large and diverse beer range which includes e Hanged Monk abv 3.8% and Lady Evelyn abv 4.3%. A brewery bar service is available for outside catering.

Uncle Stuart’s Antoma, Pack Lane, Lingwood, Norfolk, NR12 8QU 01603 783888 Stuart Evans originally set up the brewery in Lingwood, near Norwich in 2002. It moved to Wroxham Barns in 2009 and back to Lingwood in 2012. e brewery shop has been based at e Little Beer Shop, Blofield since 2006, where there is also a brewery bar.

Unit D, Bentley Business Park, Northfields Industrial Estate, Market Deeping, Lincs, PE6 8LD 01778 380480 starbrewco e Star Brewing Company is a collaboration between Simon Raines (ex. Ufford Ales) and Tom Marriott (ex. Mol24

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BREWERY information Wolf Decoy Farm, Old Norwich Road, Besthorpe, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2LA 01953 457775 Wolf Brewery was originally founded by Wolfe Whitham in 1995 on the old Gaymers Cider site in Attleborough as a 20 barrel plant. In 2006 major investment enabled the brewery to move to a new 24 barrel brewplant at Besthorpe. ey aim to keep things local here, so that eventually beer can be traced back from the glass to the grain. Golden Jackal abv 3.7% won the Golden Ale category at e Champion Beers of Norfolk 2011.

Woodforde’s Broadland Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, NR13 6SW 01603 720353 Named after Parson Woodforde, the famous 18th century Norfolk diarist, the brewery was founded in 1981 in Dray-

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W to Y ton. It moved to the Spread Eagle in Erpingham in 1982. In 1989, following a disastrous fire, it moved to its current home at Woodbastwick, where it has its own boreholes. Major development in 2001 and 2008 more than doubled the production capacity and added the brewery tap (e Fur and Feather Inn) and a visitor centre. Mardler’s Mild abv 3.5%, Wherry abv 3.8%, Norfolk Nog abv 4.6% and Headcracker abv 7% have all won National Awards.

Yetman’s Bayfield Farm Barns, Bayfield Brecks, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7DZ 07774 809016 Yetman's Brewery is located in Holt, north Norfolk, in a 200-year-old barn overlooking idyllic barley fields and livestock. On a clear day you can see the sea from the front door. Peter Yetman began brewing in 2005 with a 2.5 barrel plant by Moss Brew. He only uses Maris Otter malted barley and whole hop flowers for intense, clean flavours. He also provides casks, stillage and cooling gear for parties and other events.


PINTPICKER profiles As in previous years, City of Ale is using the PintPicker system to generate the beer list, tasting notes, footprints and barrel ends. PintPicker is a cask ale flavour comparison system and database developed over a number of years by a small team, dedicated to helping discerning drinkers find the beers they like. ere are over 10,000 cask ales currently in the database and more are being added daily. Anyone can add a review and multiple reviews are combined into a single footprint. So the system is dynamic with beer profiles changing (albeit fractionally) all the time. is, we believe, reflects the true nature of real ale as a natural, living, hand-crafted product, often made in small batches that can be quite variable, sometimes surprising (hopefully in a good way) and always a pleasure to sample because of these features. It also reflects the fact that we all have slightly different tastes and preferences so that two people will often score the same beer differently - but not so differently that it's unrecognisable as the same beer.

At the heart of the system are three pairs of flavour attributes, representing the quintessential flavours of real ale: Sweet - Bitter; Burnt - Hoppy; Citrus - Winey. (Real ale undoubtedly contains many other flavours but we consider these to be the most important). ere's also a colour attribute plus body, the mouthfeel of the beer. e visual output of all this is a flavour wheel so that each beer has its own "shape" as well as colour. Once you know the kind of beer you prefer it becomes very easy to identify similar beers from their shapes and colours. e footprints are particularly effective on the barrel ends, where you can truly compass the whole range in a single glance. Which leaves you even more time to enjoy... 28


honey, treacly, syrupy, sugary


astringent, crisp, dry, fresh


roasty, toasty, malty, biscuity, liquorice, coffee, caramel, toffee, chocolatey


tangy, flowery, floral, leafy, herbal, resinous, rooty, vegetal, spicy, peppery, tobacco, heathery, oaky, hedgerow


grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, gooseberry


plum, blackberry, dried fruits, vinous, sherry

Monty’s Gamble Pays Off! Norwich’s oldest pub Norwich City of Ale Festival Best Pub Award 2011 Open 11am -11 pm Mon to Sat 12 noon - 10.30pm Sun Food served 12 noon - 7pm Mon to Sat 12 noon - 5pm Sundays Best Hous Public eA Nor w ward ic Bloom h in 2011

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17 Bishopgate, Norwich NR3 1RZ 01603 667423

The Real Ale Shop is a unique off-licence offering over 60 bottle conditioned ales from 15 Norfolk brewers.

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We are located on a beautiful arable farm close-by Wells-next-the-Sea, which provides much of the malt used in brewing the ales we sell. The Real Ale Shop, Branthill Farm, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1SB.

is year, City of Ale is supporting the Norwich and District Branch of the Normandy Veterans’ Association. ey are planning a final trip to mark the 70th anniversary of the DDay landings in June 2014 and are looking to raise £20,000 to fund the trip. Wolf Brewery has produced a special cask ale to support the fund-raising plans. e beer is a 3.8% traditional chestnut-coloured British best bitter, brewed with English Goldings and Challenger hops. It will be available in many of the Norwich pubs taking part in the City of Ale Festival. A competition to name the beer attracted quite a crop of entries. e winning name, chosen by the Normandy Veterans, was "Monty's Gamble", suggested by Andy Malcolm, who wins a demi-pin of the ale plus two tickets to the Launch Party. Jack Woods, Secretary of the Norwich and District Branch of the Normandy Veterans' Association, says it's a highly appropriate name: "It was always a gamble to return to Normandy and one which almost didn't come off. Monty banked on a mobile battle but instead got an infantry slog which used up almost all of his infantry. However, the rest is history..." e ale will be on sale throughout the Festival and beyond. Wolf Brewery will donate 10p for every pint sold so we urge you to support this very good cause, enjoying an excellent pint or three in the process! We'll leave the final word to Jack: "Please accept my personal thanks to Wolf Brewery for its support of our campaign to raise funds to take our Normandy Veterans and their carers back to the beaches of Normandy for the 70th anniversary celebrations of the landings there in June 1944. Our watchword is 'Not one shall be forgotten' and not one is."

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BEER list Adnams Southwold, Suffolk May Day 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A strong pale ale with a clean orange peel aroma and a hint of spice.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Broadside 4.7% Style: Old/Strong A dark ruby-red beer, rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Ghost Ship 4.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A ghostly pale ale with pithy bitterness, a malty backbone and a lemon and lime aroma.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Explorer 4.3% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A blonde beer brewed with New World hops with strong citrus aromas and fruity bitterness.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Gunhill 4% Style: Mild A ruby-coloured beer with sweet biscuit and subtle fruit flavours and a hint of chocolate bitterness.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Fat Sprat 3.8% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Pale amber ale with a grapefruit aroma and some spicy notes, a citrus hop character on the palate, balanced with a light biscuit flavour and a crisp, dry finish.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Southwold Bitter 3.7% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Fragrant aromas of English hops and malt. Dry but refreshing, with a distinctive lingering hoppiness. 30

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Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Lighthouse 3.4%

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire Dark Mild 3%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A classic amber beer with a light fragrance, malty flavours and a lingering hoppy aftertaste.

Style: Mild A creamy mild with a fruity palate, some roast character and a hoppy finish.

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Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire Salem Porter 4.7%


Style: Old/Strong Strong, smooth and sweet.

Style: Porter/Stout A porter with a dry-roast, nutty palate and rich, malty aftertaste.

Bees Walcott, Norfolk Wobble

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire XXXB 4.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA English tawny pale ale, brewed with a blend of malts and spicy Challenger, Styrian and Golding hops for a fruity beer with peppery aroma and biscuity flavour.



Style: Old/Strong Smooth-drinking ruby red ale with overtones of sweet crystal malt.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire Combined Harvest 4.4% Style: Fruit/Speciality Grainy tasting with a floral start and finish. A combination of brewing worts produced from barley, oats, wheat and rye.

Bees Walcott, Norfolk Stripey Jack


Style: Porter/Stout Full-flavoured, dark brown stout.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire Spring Goddess 4.2% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A refreshing golden beer brewed with Maris Otter malt and English hops.

Bees Walcott, Norfolk Navigator


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A premium bitter, traditional copper-coloured ale.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire Yella Belly Gold 3.9% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden-coloured, refreshing beer brewed with lager malt and Chinook and Cascade hops, giving a citrus flavour and aroma.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire XB 3.7%

Bees Walcott, Norfolk Comb Builder


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Dark copper ale.

Bees Walcott, Norfolk Amber

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A well-balanced bitter with a refreshing dry bitterness on the palate and a hoppy finish.

Style: Porter/Stout Strong stout, smooth with complex flavours.

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk Old Stoatwobbler 6% Style: Porter/Stout Full-flavoured stout, dark, strong and a little fruity.

Style: Porter/Stout Very rich black stout with a strong chocolate taste.

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Beeston Beeston, Norfolk Norfolk Black 6%

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk On the Huh 5% Style: Old/Strong An old-style strong bitter which is smooth, malty and full bodied.

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk e Dry Road 4.8% Style: Pale Ale/IPA India pale ale made with singlevariety hops. Robust and refreshing.

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk Village Life 4.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Amber premium bitter with an abundance of hop character.

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk Stirling 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Rich malty and fruity red bitter with toffee notes, roasty on the palate with a hint of chocolate.

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk Worth the Wait 4.2% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden beer, with a balance of Fuggles and Cascade hops to give a gentle bitterness and a refreshing citrus hint.


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BEER list Beeston Beeston, Norfolk Bloomers 4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden-yellow beer with lemon citrus and toasty malts on the aroma. Dry citrus flavours lead to a grassy hop bitterness.

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk Afternoon Delight 3.7% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Suitable for a lunchtime refreshment or as an evening session beer.

Beeston Beeston, Norfolk e Squirrel's Nuts 3.5% Style: Mild A traditional-style, dark, malty mild. Very smooth and lightly hopped.

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Brancaster Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk Best 3.8% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A refreshing pale ale with a hoppy finish and a touch of citrus.

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A sunshine golden ale, very refreshing.

Brancaster Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk Sharpie 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A hoppy copper-coloured bitter with a refreshing tang.

Brancaster Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk Malthouse Bitter 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A mid-amber ale with a malty character and distinct bitterness on the finish.


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A deep-amber-coloured classic bitter with added depth and bite.

Style: Old/Strong A dark ruby strong ale with a sweet, malted Ovaltiney taste and flowery aroma.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Copper-coloured best bitter, fullbodied and bursting with fruit and malt.

Buffy’s Tivetshall St. Mary, Norfolk India Ale 4.6% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Golden in colour and flavoured with dwarf First Gold hops with a thirstquenching astringency reminiscent of the classic IPAs.

Buffy’s Tivetshall St. Mary, Norfolk Hopleaf 4.5%

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Saturday Night Beaver 4.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A very pale beer, light golden in colour, brewed using pale ale malt only.

Style: Mild Dark-red strong mild with a roasted barley flavour, surprisingly bitter, with a vinous quality.

Style: Old/Strong A traditionally robust strong ale with rich fruitcake overtones, counterbalanced by a mellow richness.

Buffy’s Tivetshall St. Mary, Norfolk Mucky Duck 4.5%

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs e Hound of Music 4.4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale made with Fuggles, Challenger and Golding hops.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Flintknappers Mild 5%

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Dreadnought 4.9%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A pale refreshing beer brewed with a mild, slightly spicy aroma and subtle bitterness.

Brancaster Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk Oyster Catcher 4.4%

Buffy’s Norwich, Norfolk Bitter 3.9%

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Old Tackle 5.6%

Buffy’s Tivetshall St. Mary, Norfolk Norwegian Blue 4.9%


Style: Old/Strong An old English ale with flavours of sweet coffee and malt and an aromatic finish from the Boadicea hops.

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Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs EP 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Rich malty bitter brewed with wellroasted malts and wheat malt as well as pale Maris Otter malt for a rich full malty flavour. A blend of Fuggles and Golding hops give a bitter finish.

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Golden Newt 4.1% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A pale session bitter with a prominent hop character and a citrus aroma.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Gold 4.3%

Style: Porter/Stout Dark porter with roasted malt

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A straw-coloured and malty golden ale with gentle sweetness.


Buffy’s Tivetshall St. Mary, Norfolk Polly's Folly 4.3%

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Cambridge Bitter 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A mid-brown session bitter with a good balance of malt and hop character.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk CHB 4.2%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Amber-coloured bitter with fresh flowery aromas and underlying caramel flavours.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A copper-coloured beer with a malty aroma, fruity sweetness and bittersweet hoppiness towards the finish.

Buffy’s Tivetshall St. Mary, Norfolk Mild 4.2%

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Tap 3.6%

Style: Mild Deep red in colour, strong and distinctly malty.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A traditional session bitter with a gentle blend of hoppy bitterness leading to a light, refreshing finish.

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Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Black Dog 3.6% Style: Mild Well-balanced mild with a full roast flavour.

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Nightlight Mild 5.7% Style: Mild An old style mild, strong with liquorice hints in the lasting nutty finish.


BEER list Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Dark Horse Stout 5% Style: Porter/Stout Rich coee and classic hops on the nose, dark ripe fruit in the mouth and a velvet smoothness.

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Golden Pale Ale 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A traditional pale ale initially malty and delicately bittered with a long dry biscuit finish and citrus aromas.

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Mad Maudie 4.5% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Fragrant straw-coloured bitter.

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Bitter 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A well-balanced, copper-coloured, crisp beer with malt notes giving way to a complex Goldings hop finish.

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk î “irst for Victory 4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Light golden ale with apricot and melon notes.

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Burston's Cuckoo 3.8% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale with floral hops, a hint of citrus, and a dry refreshing finish.

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Daylight Mild 3.5% Style: Mild Pale mild resonating with malt and fruit into an enduring finish. Full in body and rich in flavour.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk IPA 6.4%

Elm Tree to Fat Cat Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Marmalade 5.5% Style: Old/Strong A classic strong bitter with burnt orange flavours and a markedly bitter finish.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Wild Cat 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA IPA with initial light sweetness and a long dry bitter finish.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Porter 4.9% Style: Porter/Stout Traditional porter, rounded with fruity notes and a hint of liquorice.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Wheat 4.7% Style: Wheat Refreshing wheat beer with a hint of honey and lemon.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Stout Cat 4.6% Style: Porter/Stout A rich dark beer with sweet flavours of roast malt and molasses.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Honey Ale 4.3% Style: Fruit/Speciality A sweetish, full-flavoured ale with a hoppy bite.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Meow Mild 4.3% Style: Mild A strong mild with a hint of honey.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Hell Cat 4.1% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Light and fruity with plenty of body and packed with bright citrus flavours.

Style: Pale Ale/IPA Strong beer in the style of the IPAs of the Raj. 34

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BEER list Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Fat Cat Bitter 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A pale gold bitter with floral, spicy aromas and a hoppy bitterness.

Fox Heacham, Norfolk IPA 5.2%

Fox Heacham, Norfolk Nelson's Blood


Style: Old/Strong A deep-red/brown ale with a malty yet spicy aroma and a smooth, sweet and malty taste with molasses and rum.

Fox Heacham, Norfolk Grizzly Beer




Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Ultra-pale hoppy, light and fruity session ale.

Fox Heacham, Norfolk Red Knocker


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A dark, mid-brown-coloured beer with a sweetish toasted-malt aroma and a hint of hop in the flavour.

Fox Heacham, Norfolk All Black Pale Ale

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Brewed with a blend of pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts.


Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Pale golden blonde ale, light, refreshing and zesty with citrus hop notes and fruity aroma.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk India Pale Ale 6.5%

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Blonde Ash 4%

Grain Harleston, Norfolk 3.1.6. 3.9 %

Style: Pale Ale/IPA A traditional strong and hoppy India pale ale.

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Brewed with lager malt and full of fruity hoppiness.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Oak 3.8%

Style: Porter/Stout Smooth and creamy, spiked with port to give the flavour of dark berries.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A well-balanced session beer

Green Dragon Bungay, Suffolk Bridge Street Bitter 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Dark-amber-coloured, well-balanced premium ale, bittersweet and moderately hoppy with a background of malt.

Style: Wheat Based on the Belgian witbier style, this cloudy beer has flavours of bubblegum, orange and coriander.

Green Jack Baltic Trader

Lowestoft, Suffolk


Style: Old/Strong A rich and fruity export stout with plenty of hop character.

Green Jack Ripper

Lowestoft, Suffolk


Style: Barley Wine A strong barley wine, rich amber in colour, sweet and fruity.

Green Jack Mahseer IPA

Lowestoft, Suffolk


Style: Pale Ale/IPA India pale ale as it was intended to be: strong, bitter and very hoppy! Brewed with English bittering hops and American aroma hops.

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Style: Porter/Stout A traditional black stout, smooth and creamy with burnt toast dryness and a hint of coffee.

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Grain Harleston, Norfolk Redwood 4.5% Style: Old/Strong A malty traditional ale, richly red in colour. Well-balanced, with light bitterness and fruity sweetness.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Year of Hops Junga 4.4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Amber, spicy bitter brewed with Maris Otter, rye and Junga aroma hops - a new hop variety from Poland, sharp and citrus.


Style: Pale Ale/IPA Light amber pale ale with a floral vanilla taste from the New Zealand hops. 36

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Best Bitter 4.2%

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Blackwood 5%

Style: Pale Ale/IPA Hoppy, made with American hops.

Fox Heacham, Norfolk Heacham Gold

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Rich golden red beer, with hints of

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Porter 5.2%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Well-hopped dry honey beer.

Fox Heacham, Norfolk Warrior

Golden Triangle Norwich, Norfolk Red Square 4.6%

Golden Triangle Norwich, Norfolk Citropolis 3.8%

Style: Pale Ale/IPA A golden/orange-coloured IPA with a sharp citrus hop aroma, a zesty, hoppy taste.

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BEER list Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Gone Fishing 5.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A strong, deep-amber-coloured ale, fruity and malty.

Green Jack Red Herring

Lowestoft, Suffolk


Style: Old/Strong Smoked ale, using German smoked malt and Challenger hops.

Green Jack Rising Sun

Greene King Suffolk IPA 3.6%

Greene King Suffolk IPA Reserve 5.4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A full-bodied ale with grapefruit and orange citrus tones.

Style: Pale Ale/IPA Balanced ale characterised by a fresh, hoppy taste and clean, bitter finish.

Greene King Suffolk Abbot Ale 5%

Greene King Suffolk XX Mild 3% Style: Mild A cask mild brewed using dark malt to give a sweet and roasted flavour.

Style: Old/Strong Strong ale with a ripe fruit character, a malty richness and good hop balance followed by an intense bittersweet finish.

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Lowestoft, Suffolk


Style: Pale Ale/IPA Pale ale brewed with Brewers Gold hops and Norfolk grown Flagon pale ale malt with additions of caramalt and lager malt to balance the crisp bitterness and fruity, spicy hop aromas.

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Lurcher Stout 4.8% Style: Porter/Stout Fruity, chocolatey, rich and fulsome, well-balanced with hops.

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Greene King Suffolk Ale Fresco 4.3%

Style: Pale Ale/IPA Light refreshing, golden ale with tropical fruits, mango and spicy notes and a clean crisp finish.


Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Albion Mild 4% Style: Mild A full-bodied mild, sweet and malty with a dry finish.

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Clean, crisp amber ale with a hint of malt overtaken by a dry hop bitterness.

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Fresh golden beer with a citrus finish, brewed using pale malt and Cascade hops.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A full-bodied, copper-coloured premium bitter with chocolate, fruit, malt and hop flavours.

Style: Wheat Wheat beer infused with the taste of

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Cheltenham Flyer 4.6%

Greene King Suffolk St Edmunds 4.2%

Greene King Suffolk IPA Gold 4.1%

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Orange Wheat 4.2%

Style: Barley Wine A ruby-red barley wine hopped with Amarillo and First Gold varieties.

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Refreshing golden ale brewed using Centennial hops for a subtle fruit aroma and fresh citrus taste.


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Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Norfolk Nectar 4.6% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An amber ale infused with local honey with a refreshing hop bitterness and a honey and vanilla sweetness.

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Jubilee Mild 4.5% Style: Mild A dark, malty ale with limited hopping and a finely balanced mix of six different grains including wheat, brown malt and torrefied barley.

Greene King Suffolk London Glory 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A rich and fruity beer that combines Crystal malt with Challenger and Golding hops.

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Reedcutter 4.4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale with a hint of pineapple; hops vie with fruit to leave a bittersweet finish.

Greene King Suffolk Twisted Wheel 4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A fresh, light ale with a twist of ginger and a zip of spice.

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Broadland Sunrise 4.2%

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Golden Best 3.8%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A crisp, orange-red ale brewed with the addition of rye for a dry finish.

Style: Pale Ale/IPA A golden pale session ale with a very hoppy aroma. 38

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BEER list Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Humpty Dumpty Ale 4.1% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Amber-coloured bitter with a predominantly fruity nose; initial sweetness fades to leave a long dry finish.

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Lemon & Ginger 4% Style: Fruit/Speciality A pale-amber crisp ale finished with a refreshing ginger and lemon tang.

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Swallowtail 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A refreshing, pale-amber, thirstquenching ale, with a lively hop finish.

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Little Sharpie 3.8% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Bitter with a delicate hoppy aroma leading to a light, clean-tasting, finish.

Humpty Dumpty to Norwich Bear Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Nord Atlantic 3.7%

Jo C’s West Barsham, Norfolk Norfolk Kiwi 3.8% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Straw-coloured beer made using locally grown and malted Norfolk barley and blended with English and New Zealand hops.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A dark thirst-quenching hoppy session ale with Target and Challenger hops.

Humpty DumptyReedham, Norfolk Reedham Gold 3.6% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Very pale and hoppy session ale, hopped with Summit and Cascade varieties.

Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Affinity 4.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Full-bodied chestnut ale with passion fruit and lychee tartness followed by a balance of fruit and malt on the finish.

Jo C’s West Barsham, Norfolk Knot Just Another IPA 5%

Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Legacy 4.4%

Style: Pale Ale/IPA A golden hoppy bitter with a good blast of British Bodicea hops.

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Blonde ale with a refreshing citrus aroma and lemon and lime flavours.

Jo C’s West Barsham, Norfolk Bitter Old Bustard 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A rich russet-coloured ale with warm nutty biscuit flavours coming through a smooth malt body and given a hoppy balance with three English varieties.

Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Encore 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Pale amber ale with delicate fruit aromas balancing a dry pine and citrus flavour throughout followed by a long dry finish.

Norfolk Brewhouse Hindringham StubbleStag Cask Lager 5% Style: Fruit/Speciality A medium gold-coloured Norfolk lager brewed with Maris Otter barley and five hops.

Norfolk Brewhouse Hindringham Moon Gazer Dark Mild 4.8% Style: Mild A strong dark mild with a subtle blackcurrant aroma, full-bodied with a rich, fruity, sweet finish.

Norfolk Brewhouse Hindringham Moon Gazer Amber Ale 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An amber ale combining a full-bodied bitterness with fruity overtones, creating a full flavour and a smooth, lasting finish.


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Norfolk Brewhouse Hindringham Moon Gazer Golden Ale 4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden ale with a citrus aroma and wellhopped character with fruit and hop flavours carrying through to a crisp, dry finish.

Norfolk Brewhouse Hindringham Moon Gazer Ruby Ale 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A ruby-coloured bitter with a rich, spicy, roasted aroma and a full, malty body, resulting in a fullbodied mouthfeel.

Norfolk Square Stokesby Crazy Horse 8% Style: Pale Ale/IPA American Indian pale ale with hoppy aromas of peach and tangerine and a malty caramelised flavour.

Norwich Bear Norwich, Norfolk Coffee Pawter 5% Style: Porter/Stout Festival special

Norwich Bear Norwich, Norfolk Platinum Blonde 5% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A full-flavoured, well-balanced, hoppy ale brewed with wheat and pale malt plus two English hops; Pilgrim and Goldings.

Norwich Bear Norwich, Norfolk Legend 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A copper-coloured fruity beer, smooth and creamy with light blackcurrant undertones and sweetness.

Norwich Bear Norwich, Norfolk Pooh Bear 4.2% Style: Fruit/Speciality A refreshing hunny and orange beer. Cascade hops give a citrus aroma complementing the honey and the orange flavour comes from 20 whole oranges in each brew. 41

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BEER list Norwich Bear Norwich, Norfolk Perfect Day 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An amber-blush ale with a hint of rose and Turkish Delight!

Norwich Bear Norwich, Norfolk Classic 3.8% This warm and friendly 17th century Freehouse is to the north side of Norwich cathedral. Owned by Craig & Lynne McLaren since 1993. ‘The Wig’ as its affectionately known, has built a reputation for fresh, fast, affordable British cuisine.

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Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A light, hoppy and refreshing golden ale. It is well-balanced between malt and hop, making it bittersweet and smooth.

Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk Friend of the Devil 7.7% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Very strong golden ale rich in the flavours of pears and apples and rich with hints of brandy and calvados.

Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk EBA 5.3% Style: Pale Ale/IPA An IPA style ale made with English malt, Belgian yeast and American hops.

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Norwich Bear to Ole Slewfoot Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk Devil’s Dream 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A premium pale ale with a fruity citrus flavour and a little sweetness.

Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk Fox on the Run 4.8% Style: Old/Strong A dark ale with good bitterness and chocolate notes.

Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk Orange Blossom Special 4.4% Style: Fruit/Speciality A special ale charged with honey, with a flavour of orange citrus.

Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk January 8th 4.2% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A pale ale with a malty flavour with a little caramel and a fruity taste.

BEER list Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk Citraville APA 3.9%

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Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk Little Bear 3.7%

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Style: Pale Ale/IPA American-style pale ale brewed with pale and aromatic malts.

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Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Copper-coloured session bitter.

Ole Slewfoot Hainford, Norfolk Cabarrus Gold 3.6% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale made with Sterling and Apollo hops.

Opa Hay’s Beccles, Norfolk Matilda’s Revenge 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Amber-coloured with a lemony aroma.

Panther Reepham, Norfolk Black Panther 4.5% Style: Porter/Stout A dark rich stout, smooth with a complex full flavour, with a bittersweet balance that leads to a dry finish.

Panther Reepham, Norfolk Red Panther 4.1% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An intense red ale with a roasted nutty and toasty flavour.

Panther Reepham, Norfolk Pink Panther 4% Style: Wheat A pink fruity wheat beer, refreshingly balanced with a bittersweet fruity finish.

Panther Reepham, Norfolk Ginger Panther 3.7% Style: Fruit/Speciality A fiery ginger wheat beer with a distinct ginger flavour and subtle lemon notes, containing all the ingredients of a ai curry.


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Ole Slewfoot to St.Peter’s Panther Reepham, Norfolk Golden Panther 3.7% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A light and refreshing golden ale with a citrus flavour and a floral aroma.

Panther Reepham, Norfolk Cub 2.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Deceptive in flavour and strong in body with an amber colour and floral note this ale is deliberately brewed low in alcohol.

Shortts Farm orndon, Suffolk Skiffle 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A full-bodied premium ale with complex, rich malty flavours and a clean dry bitter finish.

Shortts Farm orndon, Suffolk Strummer 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A light, hoppy and easy-drinking bitter with a malty character and mellow hints of citrus to finish.

St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Golden Ale 4.7% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale English pale malts and Challenger and Golding hops provide the bitterness and aroma in this light, golden ale.

St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Grapefruit 4.7% Style: Fruit/Speciality A refreshing beer with a wheat beer base and zesty, pithy grapefruit in harmony with the hops and malt.

St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Organic Best 4.1% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Organic best bitter with a fullyhopped character and a refreshing aftertaste.


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St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Best Bitter 3.7%

Style: Pale Ale/IPA A full-flavoured contemporary IPA finished with a burst of grapefruity citrus hops with an underlying traditional Goldings hop profile.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Traditional best bitter brewed with pale and crystal malts and Goldings hops.

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St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Mild 3.7%

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Moonrocket

Style: Mild A classic example of a beer mild in hops but not in flavour; sweetness is balanced by bitter chocolate malt.


Style: Pale Ale/IPA A traditional, strong pale ale with a hoppy aroma, a clean, crisp flavour and dry, citrusy notes.

Star Market Deeping, Lincs Sirius 5.2% Style: Pale Ale/IPA American-style and full-bodied with moderate sweetness and alcohol balanced by generous hopping using Cascade, Chinook and other New World varieties.

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Brewers Progress

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A clean, crisp, refreshing golden best bitter brewed with the finest English malts and World hop varieties to provide malty undertones with tropical fruit flavours and aromas.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A traditional-style, amber-coloured bitter made with four different malts for a clean, balanced flavor with three UK hop varieties to add subtle hop aromas.

Star Market Deeping, Lincs Comet 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A refreshing session bitter, pale in colour, combining English barley and American hop varieties to give a zesty bitterness and citrus aromas.

Stumptail Great Dunham, Heritage Special Bitter 4.8%




Style: Wheat A pale, bright, fruity wheat beer with a natural haze; not very bitter, with spicy, peppery notes.

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Redhead


Style: Fruit/Speciality Hopped without much bitterness and a light ginger flavour.

Style: Mild A traditional mild ale, gently hopped to give a sweet, mild flavour and a good malty nose.


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A light, easy-drinking session bitter.

Uncle Stuart’s Lingwood, Norwich Cathedral 6.5% Style: Old/Strong A very strong malty bitter.

Uncle Stuart’s Lingwood, Strumpshaw Fen 5.7 %

4.2% Uncle Stuart’s Lingwood, Excelsior 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Full-flavoured premium bitter with a smoky malt backbone.


Style: Pale Ale/IPA Light-bodied ale with a long, dryish finish, and a floral hop aroma.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Traditional nut brown ale with a lasting bitter finish, made with Chevallier malt.

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Ginger

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Strong golden ale with smoky hints.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Reddish/amber in colour, with a slightly nutty malt flavour along with a solid hoppy aroma.

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Lady Evelyn


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A ruby bitter with a crystal malt character and with a generous addition of aroma hops, very smooth and delicate.

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Longshore

Style: Porter/Stout A traditional dark stout with swirls of red and black, aromas of chocolate and malt and a long, distinct finish.

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Lazy Summer

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Tipples Acle, Norfolk Sundown

Tipples Acle, Norfolk e Hanged Monk 3.8%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Bitter enough to complement the rounded malt flavours, with a hoppy finish and a lemony zing.

Tipples Acle, Norfolk Topper

Star Market Deeping, Lincs Galaxy 4.4%



Uncle Stuart’s Lingwood, North Norfolk Beauty 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A light, hoppy session bitter, fresh and crisp.

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BEER list Waveney Earsham, Norfolk Welterweight 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A sweet flavour with malt, pear and berries, and a slightly bitter finish

Waveney Earsham, Norfolk Lightweight 3.9% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Well-balanced session beer.

Waveney Earsham, Norfolk East Coast Mild 3.8% Style: Mild A traditional dark ruby mild with hints of chocolate.

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Storm Force 5.3% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Light-amber, malty, sweetish strong pale ale with a delicate hop aroma and a moderate bitter finish.

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Revenge 4.7% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Amber-coloured and well-hopped for a distinct bitterness with a sweetish finish.

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Geniuss 4.1% Style: Porter/Stout A full-bodied stout made with chocolate and caramalts

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Golden 4.1% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Yellow golden ale with balanced malt, hop and tangy citrus flavours from a blend of American, Slovenian and English hops.

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Bitter 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Light brown almost golden session bitter with a gentle mix of hops, malt and bitterness. 48

Waveney to Yetman’s Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Cloudburst 3.7% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Chestnut-coloured session ale made with Maris Otter pale and crystal malts and Styrian hops.

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk KHB 3.7%

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Poppy Ale 4.2%

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Norfolk Nog 4.6%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Blonde ale infused with honey and fruity hops.

Style: Old/Strong Smooth, rich and rounded old ale with hints of chocolate, treacle and liquorice.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Wolf Ale 3.9%

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Nelson's Revenge 4.5%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Copper-coloured ale with bite. Golding and Challenger hops combined with local malt make a full-bodied brew.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Golden coloured, well-balanced session beer.

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Mild 3.6%

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Monty's Gamble 3.8%

Style: Mild Mild in strength, strong in flavour, roast tones coming through with hints of nut and caramel.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Traditional bitter, brewed using English Goldings and Challenger hops.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Edith Cavell 3.7%

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Granny Wouldn’t Like It!!! 4.8%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A hoppy thirst-quenching beer with a fruity finish.

Style: Old/Strong Dark-red, rich and fruity beer with a complex mix of flavours.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Golden Jackal 3.7%

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Woild Moild 4.8%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A hoppy, thirst-quenching, golden session bitter, with a flowery nose and slightly citrus aftertaste.

Style: Mild A good balance of malt, liquorice bitterness and lots of chocolate malt.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Lavender Honey 3.7%

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Straw Dog 4.5%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Honey infused with lavender is added to give this beer a delicate flavour.

Style: Wheat Clear, wheat beer with a slightly sweet taste, brewed in the German style.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing 3.7%

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Sirius Dog Star 4.4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Fruity red ale, lightly hopped with American Galena and Cluster.

Style: Mild is traditional Norfolk mild has a malty aroma and fruity undertones, lightly hopped with Fuggles and Goldings.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Lupus Lupus 4.2%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Premium beer with floral aromas, sweet Norfolk malts and citrus hops.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Bure Gold 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An aromatic amber ale brewed using pale and lightly roasted malts with American and Slovenian hops.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Sundew 4.1% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Subtle, golden beer, pale in colour and light on the palate with a distinctive hoppy finish.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Once Bittern 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A copper-coloured ale with spice and citrus aromas, sweet malt on the palate, and a dry finish.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Wherry 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Crisp floral flavours, a background of sweet malt and a grapefruit bitter finish.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Mardler's Mild 3.5% Style: Mild A traditional East Anglian mild with sweet roasted malts.

Yetman’s Holt, Norfolk Red 3.8%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Unique-flavoured blonde ale using fruity hops, malt and barley.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Hoppy and dry. Whitbread Golding hops provide a fruity bitterness. CITY of ALE 2013

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ursday 23rd May - Saturday 25th May

EVENTS DIARY Thursday 23rd May Wildlife Beer Festival at the Wig & Pen

The Rob Holmes Band at the Walnut Tree Shades Start: 21.00 | End: 24.00 Live music – blues (every ursday night)

Start: 11.30 | End: 23.00 Wildlife themed beer festival featuring ales such as Humpty Dumpty – Swallowtail, Woodfordes – Once Bittern, Panther – Black Panther etc. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match.

Friday 24th May

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee

Cricket – England v New Zealand at Eaton Cottage

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

Start: 12.00 Second test live from Headingley

City of Ale Official Launch Party at St Gregory’s Start: 18.00 | End: 23.00 e Official City of Ale Launch Party at St Gregory’s Church. Sponsored by Lacons. By ticket only – £5 to include two free pints of beer, food and entertainment. Beer at £2.50 per pint. Tickets available at e Murderers, e Rose Inn, Ketts Tavern and online through

Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Murderers Start: 11.00 | End: 18.00 Second test – live From Headingley

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

From Grain to Glass at the Murderers

Start: 19.30 | End: late Nature eatre of Oklahoma as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. An epic portrait generated from one simple question to a friend: “Can you tell me your life story?”

Ghost Walk at the Adam & Eve

Limited numbers £5.00 per person, with tasters included.

Start: 19.30 Ghost walk £6 Ghost walk + Meal deal £11

Life and Times episode 3 + 4 at the Playhouse

The Misfit Collective (Live folk) at Rumsey Wells Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Live music every ursday

Start: 19.30 | End: late Nature eatre of Oklahoma as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. An epic portrait generated from one simple question to a friend: “Can you tell me your life story?”

Start: 20.00 | End: 22.30 £1 per person to enter, free nibbles and max 8 per team

Lee Vasey & Friends at the Eaton Cottage Start: 20.00 Live Music 50

The Rum Dogs at Micawbers Tavern

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee

Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Live music

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

Ben Grizzly and the Loose Leaf Drifters at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 World music / jazz / soul

Ladies Beer Tasting Evening with Marverine Cole at the Ketts Tavern Start: 20.00 | End: 22.00 Beer writer, TV journalist & presenter Marverine Cole will be hosting this ladies only event held in e Conservatory CITY of ALE 2013

Start: 12.00 Second test live from Headingley

Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Rockin’ Norfolk Country Blues

BBQ at the Earlham Arms

V8 Rumble at the Walnut Tree Shades

Life and Times episode 1,2,3,4 & 5. at the Playhouse

Start: 21.00 | End: 24.00 Live music – rockabilly (every 2nd and 4th Friday

Start: 13.30 | End: 02.00 Nature eatre of Oklahoma as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. An epic portrait generated from one simple question to a friend: “Can you tell me your life story?”

Saturday 25th May Start: 10.00 | End: 17.00 A showcase of local brewery and related produce at Millennium Plain in central Norwich. A chance to sample and buy a wide range of craft ales from local breweries. Meet local brewers, try delicious local produce, take a trip on the wonderfully nostalgic City of Ale bus, watch twelve Morris sides celebrate a “day of dance”.

Start: 13.00 | End: 18.00

DJs and BBQ at the Playhouse Bar Start: 13.30 | End: 24.00 BBQ in the garden all day then DJs ’till midnight!

City of Ale Bus – Mystery Tour at The Forum Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Take a mystery tour on the iconic City of Ale Bus as it tours five pubs – but which ones? Hop on board to find out! Free, but limited spaces.

Live Boxing – Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler at the Murderers

Champions League Final at the Murderers

Start: 10.00 | End: 12.00 Live WBA & IBF World Super Middleweight Boxing

Start: 19.00 | End: 23.30 Live from Wembley, Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich battle it out to become Champions of Europe

Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Murderers Start: 11.00 | End: 18.00 Second test live From Headingley

Wildlife Beer Festival at the Wig & Pen Ale Worthy beats with DJ Jazzlord at Rumsey Wells

Gareth’s Big Fat Cat Tap Pub Quiz! at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Cricket – England v New Zealand at Eaton Cottage

Brewers’ Market at The Forum Start: 19.30 | End: 22.00 A journey of discovery. Travelling from the fields of Norfolk, across to the Crisp Maltings, then onto the brewers...finally a beer tasting with Roger Protz. Find out why Norfolk barley is the best, how the barley is malted and what the brewers do to make Norfolk real ale just so tasty! en savour the great flavours as described by esteemed beer writer Roger Protz.

Life and Times episode 3 + 4 at the Playhouse

at e Ketts. As well as a tutored tasting there will be food, competitions and a goody bag each! Tickets are £7.50 and must be bought in advance.

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 Wildlife themed beer festival. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match.

The Fat Cat Fun Bus! at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 12.00 | End: 18.00 Hop on our fun bus and enjoy the best range of ales in Norwich by visiting all 3 Fat Cat pubs in one day! Perfect for the bank holiday weekend. CITY of ALE 2013

Champions League Final at Micawbers Tavern Start: 19.30 Live from Wembley, Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich battle it out to become Champions of Europe

The Mixtape with DJ VIL at Rumsey Wells Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Eclectic

The Boogie Chasers - UnderBelly at Rumsey Wells Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Northern Soul downstairs at the Rumsey


Saturday 25th May to Wednesday 29th May

EVENTS DIARY Supersonic – The 90s Night with DJ Flob at the Ketts Tavern Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 e Waterfront’s Britpopping DJ Flob hosts a night of 90s nostalgia, from the Spice Girls, to Pulp, to e Prodigy! Free Entry

Hot Cold Ground – Live at the King’s Arms Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Out of the smouldering ashes of something else arose a mighty 5-piece blues band, playing that lovely music that people who love the blues love.

Art Sale at the Playhouse

Wildlife Beer Festival at the Wig & Pen

Wildlife Beer Festival at the Wig & Pen

Start: 12.00 | End: 19.00 Work from local and national artists for sale in the Playroom.

Start: 11.30 | End: 23.00 Wildlife themed beer festival. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match.

Start: 11.30 | End: 23.00 Wildlife themed beer festival. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match.

The Fat Cat Fun Bus! at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Thai Starters – Beer Tasters at the Vine

Start: 12.00 | End: 18.00 Hop on our fun bus and enjoy the best range of ales in Norwich by visiting all 3 Fat Cat pubs in one day! Perfect for the bank holiday weekend.

Start: 12.00 6 ai starters + 4 Beer tasters = £6.60

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from local breweries.

BBQ at the Earlham Arms Start: 13.00 | End: 18.00

Thai Starters – Beer Tasters at the Vine

F1 Monaco Grand Prix at the Murderers Terry Adams – Live at the Angel Gardens Start: 21.00 Terry Adams career spans over 34 years. Singing and playing keyboards/accoustic guitar in rock/pop bands trios,duos etc. He has a very versatile voice that is comfortable singing silky smooth ballads to raunchy rock anthems and everything in-between.

Start: 14.00 | End: 16.00 e 6th Race in this year’s F1 calendar, qualifying and practice sessions also available throughout the weekend.

The Planks PLUS Hot Fire BBQ! at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 15.00 | End: 17.30 Soul big band with attitude

Start: 12.00 Second test live from Headingley

Start: 12.00 | End: 19.00 Work from local and national artists for sale in the Playroom.

Nose To Tail Barbecue at the Reindeer Start: 11.00 | End: 18.00 Second test live From Headingley

Test Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Eaton Cottage

Art Sale and Pop-up Market at the Playhouse

Sunday 26th May Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Murderers

Start: 12.00 6 ai starters + 4 Beer tasters = £6.60

Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Join us in the garden for pulled pork from our whole suckling pig and plenty of interesting barbecue delights from our head chef Richard (Dickie) Harpur

Start: 11.30 | End: 23.00 Wildlife themed beer festival. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match.

The Rockin’ Devils at the Walnut Tree Shades Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Live music – Blues, Rock and Rock & Roll

Washboard Chris at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Jazz Brunch at Number 12

Dove & Boweevil host ‘The Blues Kitchen’ at the Rumsey Wells

Start: 11.30 | End: 15.00 Great Jazz, fantastic brunch menu and special cocktails and real ale of course!

Start: 18.00 | End: 24.00 Live blues festival and POPUP kitchen

The Fat Cat Fun Bus! at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Live Music! at the Playhouse Bar

Start: 12.00 | End: 18.00 Hop on our fun bus and enjoy the best range of ales in Norwich by visiting all 3 Fat Cat pubs in one day! Perfect for the bank holiday weekend.

Start: 19.00 | End: 24.00 Live music presented by Faux Pas. Bands TBA.

Test Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Eaton Cottage

Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Murderers

Start: 12.00 Second test live from Headingley 52

Start: 15.00 | End: 17.30 Chilled out master of blues

Monday Night Jazz with Rich Buddie and friends at the Walnut Tree Shades Start: 20.00 | End: 22.00 Jazz jam every week – come along and watch or bring your instrument and join in

Bank Holiday Quiz Night at Micawbers Tavern Start: 20.30

Monday 27th May Start: 11.00 | End: 18.00 Second test live From Headingley

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

Test Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Eaton Cottage Start: 12.00 Second test live from Headingley

Ghost Walk at the Adam & Eve Start: 19.30 Ghost walk £6 Ghost walk + Meal deal £11

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

Wildlife Beer Festival at the Wig & Pen

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee

Tuesday 28th May

Pub Quiz and Games Night at the Ribs of Beef Start: 20.00

Wednesday 29th May Wildlife Beer Festival at the Wig & Pen Start: 11.30 | End: 23.00 Wildlife themed beer festival. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match.

Thai Starters – Beer Tasters at the Vine Start: 12.00 6 ai starters + 4 Beer tasters = £6.60

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

Cricket – England v New Zealand at the Murderers Start: 11.00 | End: 18.00 Second test live From Headingley CITY of ALE 2013

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Wednesday 29th May to Friday 31st May

EVENTS DIARY Wolf and Cheese Night at the Ribs of Beef

Wedding Singer at the Playhouse

Quiz Night at the Ketts Tavern

Start: 19.30 Matching beer with local cheeses

Start: 19.30 | End: late eatre show

England v Republic of Ireland – friendly at the Eaton Cottage

Thorpe Hamlet Pubs... Past & Present at the Jubilee

Start: 20.00 | End: 22.00 e quiz with a small chance of winning some money, and a big chance of having a good laugh! £1pp, winning team takes all, losing team consolation prize, max 6 per team, caption competition and snowball round – advance table bookings advised. WARNING: Contains traces of smut!

Start: 19.30 | End: 22.00 Friendly Football International to mark the 150th Anniversary of the FA

Start: 20.00 A talk by Peter orn, a member of e orpe Hamlet History Group

Quiz Night at the Beehive Acoustic Singaround at Micawbers Tavern

Beer, Cheese and Meet the Humpty Dumpty Brewers at the Kings Head Start: 19.30 | End: 21.00 An opportunity to taste some of Humpty Dumpty Brewery’s stronger bottled beers, including their 15th Anniversary Barleywine (9% a.b.v.), paired with a selection of cheeses. e brewers will be on hand to talk about the beers and the brewery and answer any questions. £5 in advance or on the door, spaces limited, telephone 01493 701818 to book your place. Bottled beers will also be available to purchase.

Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 Singers and musicians welcome

Start: 21.00 | End: 22.30 Max five per team, free entry

Thursday 30th May

Join us for our informal evening of comparative tasting where you will have the chance to judge the best that kegged ale has to offer alongside the very best from the cask world, we will have two brewers along to extol the virtues of each type. Make your opinion count – we will be collecting tasting results for all the beers and will declare a winner at the end of the evening! e evening is free to attend, all you have to do is buy the beer to taste.

Norfolk Blues Society at the Walnut Tree Shades Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 Special guests and jam night

Wildlife Beer Festival at the Wig & Pen

Football – England v Republic of Ireland at the Murderers Start: 20.00 | End: 22.00 Friendly Football International to mark the 150th Anniversary of the FA

Start: 11.30 | End: 23.00 Wildlife themed beer festival. 18 beers on both gravity and hand pump with food to match.

Thai Starters – Beer Tasters at the Vine Start: 12.00 6 ai starters + 4 Beer tasters = £6.60

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

Meet the Brewers – Norfolk Brewhouse at th Trafford Arms Start: 19.00 | End: 22.00 Meet David and Rachel Holliday, the Norfolk Brewhouse brewers who produce Moon Gazer beers. Sample a draught version of their 3.9% lager Dewhopper (available this one time only). e evening will include a charity raffle for two people to do a day’s brewing at the brewery.

Keg versus Cask – Comparative tasting evening at the Plasterers Arms Start: 19.30 ere are murmurings within the world of ale… Kegged ale is causing a stir. ere’s been a lot of talk recently of the raft of new microbreweries who are challenging the perception that all kegged beer is weak tasteless fizzy pop. But we all know that cask ale is superior, right? Surely 150,000 CAMRA members can’t be wrong? And yet breweries such as 54

Kernel, ornbridge and Magic Rock are collecting awards every day for their innovative and delicious ‘craft’ beers.

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Wedding Singer at the Playhouse Start: 19.30 | End: late eatre show

Ghost Walk at the Adam & Eve Start: 19.30 Ghost walk £6 Ghost walk + Meal deal £11

Albert Cooper’s Jazz Life at the Rumsey Wells Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Legendary jazz musician

Johnny Jump Band at Micawbers Tavern Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 Traditional Blues, Rock & Roll and Skiffle Music

Lee Vasey & Friends at the Eaton Cottage Start: 20.00 Live music

Egypt at the Walnut Tree Shades Start: 21.00 | End: 24.00 Live music – blues rock

Friday 31st May UEA photography exhibition in the UnderBelly at the Rumsey Wells Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Week-long open exhibition (runs til 6 June)


Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June

EVENTS DIARY Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee

Derby Day at the Eaton Cottage

BC presents… at the Plasterers Arms

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpy, Beeston and others to be announced

Start: 13.00 Greatest flat race in the world, live at 15.15

Start: 20.00 A starry night of sweet music and toe tapping hummable harmonies. Confirmed acts Crumbs for Comfort and Uncle Stash, further talented acts to be confirmed. Free entry

Wedding Singer at the Playhouse Start: 19.30 | End: late eatre show

Charity BBQ at the Beehive Start: 14.00 | End: 18.00 All proceeds to Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind

Saturday Night DJs at the Playhouse Bar Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Fine Norwich DJs in the bar.

A Statement of Support from the Community Pubs Minister

City of Ale Bus – Mystery Tour at the Theatre Royal Lisa Marie – Live at the Angel Gardens

Honeydripper at the Eaton Cottage

Start: 14.00 | End: 17.00 Take a mystery tour on the iconic City of Ale Bus as it tours five pubs – but which ones? Hop on board to find out! Free, but limited spaces. Meet outside the eatre Royal, eatre Street, NR2 1RL at 5pm

Start: 20.00 Live rhythm & blues band

Epsom Derby at the Murderers

Jazz Brunch at Number 12

Ale Worthy beats with DJ Lloyd at the Rumsey Wells Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Eclectic

Pushkinism at the Playhouse Bar Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 DJ Pushkin playing you all the finest tunes in the fine city.

We Ghosts at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Atmospheric indie merchants

The Johnny Jump Band at the Walnut Tree Shades Start: 21.00 | End: 24.00

Saturday 1st June Pub Treasure Hunt at St Gregory’s Start: 11.30 | End: 17.00 Meet at St Gregory’s at 11.30 and collect clue sheets; they will take you to 7 pubs across the city. Teams of four (or just turn up and you’ll be put into a team). Free to enter and prizes of beer to the winning team.

Start: 11.30 | End: 15.00 Great Jazz, fantastic brunch menu and special cocktails – and real ale, of course!

City of Ale Official Closing Party at St Gregory’s

BBQ in the Garden at the Playhouse Bar

Start: 19.30 | End: 23.00 Come and help the organisers, Norwich CAMRA folk, Norwich publicans and local brewers celebrate the end of Norwich City of Ale 2013 in nostalgic 80’s style. Look out your leg warmers, dust off your deelyboppers (and that’s just the guys). Beer at £2 per pint, free food and 80’s disco. Sponsored by Norfolk Brewhouse. By ticket only – £5 per ticket to include two free pints, food and entertainment Tickets available at e Murderers, e Rose Inn, Ketts Tavern and online through

Start: 12.00 | End: 17.00 Great food in the garden!

Wedding Singer at the Playhouse Start: 19.30 | End: late eatre show

Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Week-long open exhibition (runs til 6 June)

The Mixtape with Voodoo Boogie at Rumsey Wells

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee

Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Psychedelic Sounds


Sunday 2nd June

Start: 15.15 | End: 15.45 e Derby dates back to 1780, and is still ranked the greatest flat race in the world. With winnings of £1.25m, the Investec Derby has one of the biggest prizes in money in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory brings. It remains the race that everyone wants to win, as horses and riders push themselves to the limit around the unique and challenging course.

UEA photography exhibition in the UnderBelly at Rumsey Wells

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 In the Jubilee throughout City Of Ale, stocking merchandise and goodies from Woodforde’s, Grain, Panther, Humpty Dumpty, Beeston and others to be announced

Start: 21.00

UEA photography exhibition in the UnderBelly at Rumsey Wells Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Week-long open exhibition (runs til 6 June)

Local Brewery Pop Up Shop at the Jubilee Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 Stocking merchandise and goodies from local breweries

Hayley Moyses Bluegrass Forum PLUS Hot Fire BBQ! at the Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 15. 00 | End: 17.30 “Britgrass” – British pop hillbilly style!

Nothing says ‘Britain’ more than our Great British pubs and our Great British beer. Community pubs are not just a major part of our social and cultural heritage, but they also have a huge role now, and in the future, as hives of community activity providing welcoming venues in which to enhance community relationships and social well-being. ese are treasured institutions, and for good reason. In the capable hands of experienced and responsible landlords, community pubs promote sensible drinking in safe and well-managed environments. ey are also important contributors to local economies, estimated to be worth an average of £100,000 per pub, and create much needed local jobs and opportunities for apprenticeships. And nothing epitomises this more than events such as Norwich City of Ale. e themes running through this event, such as live music, sport and quizzes, epitomise what are pubs are all about – drawing people and families, often from different backgrounds, together to socialise, share stories and participate in local events. I have no doubt that events such as Norwich City of Ale, through the promotion of British pubs and the breweries and supply chain underpinning them, will continue to help ensure that our pubs remain the beating heart of communities across this land.

Football – Brazil v England at the Murderers

Apocolypso in the Underbelly at Rumsey Wells

Start: 15.00 | End: 17.00 Friendly Football International to mark the 150th Anniversary of the FA

Brandon Lewis MP

Charity Event with Live Music and Raffle at the Walnut Tree Shades Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00

Start: 20.00 | End: 24.00 Psychedelic Lounge Jazz CITY of ALE 2013

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A MESSAGE from THE EASTERN TRANSPORT COLLECTION On behalf of the Eastern Transport Collection I would like to once again congratulate the organisers of the 3rd Norwich City of Ale. is year has seen the festival attracting more attention across the country and becoming an annual event that Norwich can be proud of. Nelson’s county and the fine city of Norwich have a rich brewing heritage that can be judged by the ever increasing number of breweries to be found. Together with dedicated publicans, who in difficult times are committed to promote real ale in their pubs in a coordinated manner. I urge you to pay them a visit. For us as an educational charity it has helped us the raise the profile of the society to the public. We currently own seven buses once belonging to Eastern Counties Omnibus Company dating from 1950 to 1979. Our ultimate aim is to one day open a museum to the general public. Currently we are restoring a

1952 double-decker that will one day return to the streets of Norwich. With support from Crisp Maltings who have kindly sponsored us, we will again be helping at the various events that will be taking place, starting with the Launch Party where you will be able to see the 1954 Bristol double-decker carrying the specially designed advert for City of Ale 2013. It is also planned to provide free travel to various pubs on specially organised pub tours around the city and visit some local breweries too. If you wish to join us, make a donation, or find out more, then please visit us on the bus at the Brewers' Market on May 25th outside the Forum. Richard Dixon Chairman

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Complete a single trail to win a City of Ale lapel pin badge. Complete all the trails to win a City of Ale Trailblazer T-shirt. Collect a stamp from each of the 41 pubs when you visit between 23 May and 2 June. Cut out and affix a token published in the Norwich Evening News each day of the festival (except Sundays). Send your completed trail card to Norwich City of Ale Ltd., 17 Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1DS to arrive no later than Friday 15 June 2013. Every completed card received by the due date will win a strictly limited edition City of Ale Trailblazer T-Shirt. Please allow up to 30 days for delivery.


For those of you with Smartphones here is a QR and link to all the trails marked up on Google Maps


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To receive a City of Ale 2013 lapel pin badge, collect all the stamps from one single trail, plus a Norwich Evening News Token. Claim your badge in person from the hi-lighted pub (in Green) for that trail. (Only one badge per person, name and address required.)


Bell Hotel

Lamb Inn

Walnut Tree Shades

Sir Garnet


Rumsey Wells





Golden Star

Playhouse Bar

King’s Head


Take 5

Maids Head Bar


Ribs of Beef

Wig and Pen

Adam and Eve



Number 12

Rose Inn

King’s Arms

Trafford Arms







Eaton Cottage

Duke of Wellington

Unthank Arms

Angel Gardens

Garden House

Lord Rosebery

Earlham Arms


Fat Cat

Fat Cat Brewery Tap

4. Victoria Trail 1. Murderers 2. Number 12 3. Rose Inn 4. King’s Arms 5. Trafford Arms 6. Champion

1. Market Trail 1. Bell Hotel 2. Lamb Inn 3. Walnut Tree Shades 4. Sir Garnet 5. Vine 6. Rumsey Wells

5. Golden Triangle Trail 1. Beehive 2. Eaton Cottage 3.Unthank Arms 4. Garden House 5. Earlham Arms 6. Fat Cat

2 Westwick Trail 1.Reindeer 2. Micawbers 3. Plough 4.Golden Star 5. Playhouse Bar 6.Kings Head

6. Waterloo Trail 1. Plasterers 2. Duke of Wellington 3. Angel Gardens 4. Lord Rosebery 5. Whalebone 6. Fat Cat Brewery Tap


Fat Cat and Canary

Coach and Horses


Lollards Pit

Ketts Tavern

1.Take Five 2. Maids Head Bar 3. Lawyer 4. Ribs of Beef 5.Wig and Pen 6. Adam and Eve

7. Thorpe Hamlet Trail 1. Fat Cat & Canary 2. Coach & Horses 3. Jubilee 4. Lollards Pit 5. Ketts Tavern

OFFICIAL VOTING form 1. Best Pub

9. Pale Ale/IPA

Criteria: Friendliness, service, ambience, choice of ales, quality of ales




Pub: Where sampled:

Date sampled:

2. Best Event Criteria: Best attended, most entertaining, value for money (if charged)

10. Old/Strong/Barley Wine

Event date:





Event: Where sampled:

3. Best Food Criteria: High quality food, great service, value for money, locallysourced produce


Date sampled:

11. Porter/Stout Brewery:



Date sampled: Where sampled:

4. Best Landlady/Landlord

Date sampled:

Criteria: Charisma, visibility, congeniality, sociableness, warmth

12. Speciality/Fruit/Wheat




Where sampled:



ABV: Date sampled:

n.b only ales listed in the Official programme are eligible.

5. Champion Ale of the Festival

Your name:

Criteria: the local ale that gets the most votes overall



Where sampled:

Email: ABV:


Date sampled:

BEST ALES BY STYLE: Criteria: the local ales by style that get the most votes


6. Mild Brewery:


Where sampled:

ABV: Date sampled:

7. Golden/Blonde Ale Brewery:


Where sampled:

ABV: Date sampled:

Where sampled: CITYof ALE 2013


All responses will be entered into a prize draw for a City of Ale Goody-bag (T-shirt, glass, an ale or two) Hand in your Official voting form to any participating pub by Friday 15th June 2013 to qualify for the proze draw.

8. Bitter/Best Bitter Brewery:

I confirm I am 18 years of age or over

ABV: Date sampled: 62

Norwich City of Ale Guide 2013  

Your guide to the city wide beer festival being held throughout Norwich, Norfolk in June 2013

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