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Welcome to the CITY of ALE festival 2015 We’re grateful to Norwich BID who are the main sponsors of this event, and to all our sponsors without whom the festival simply couldn’t happen. Loka is sponsoring the Launch party and beermats; the bunting is sponsored by Alan Boswell Group; the glassware is sponsored by Leathes Prior; Stamps Direct provide the self-inking stamps; Kettle Foods are providing Kettle Chips and the City of Ale bus is supported by Wolf Brewery. Our thanks to them all.

Welcome to City of Ale 2015, which returns bigger and better than ever with 45 pubs on seven ale trails and 40 breweries offering over 220 real ales! is year is also our fifth anniversary so we really have something to celebrate. It’s been an excellent year for us, with Norwich having achieved national recognition for its City of Ale status. Firstly, we were invited to Westminster by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, who see City of Ale as a model that other cities might care to emulate. Our presentation was received with great interest and APPBG Chair Andrew Griffiths MP said that other MPs had been incredibly envious of the Norwich festival and wished it was in their constituency.

is year’s charity beer, in support of the Hamlet Centre Trust, is a splendid collaborative affair with five breweries – Grain, Golden Triangle, Humpty Dumpty, Panther and S&P – all getting together to brew a beer with five malts and five hops in this our fifth anniversary year. Do, please give it a try and contribute to this very worthwhile cause. So a very warm Norwich welcome to all City of Ale visitors. Enjoy the trails, pubs, and ales, collect the stamps and badges, pay a visit to the Brewers’ Market, attend an event or two…join with us in celebrating fine ales all over the fine city! Cheers! Dawn Leeder & Phil Cutter Co-Chairs, Norwich City of Ale

CONTENTS en, in the March edition of CAMRA’s Beer magazine, City of Ale enjoyed a four-page laudatory article culminating in the affirmation “Norwich City of Ale? It’s no longer a question – it’s a fact”. We are also indebted to our Norwich CAMRA colleagues for their support in the organizational aspects of City of Ale including compiling the ale trails. City of Ale, now firmly established in the Norwich festival calendar, has become one of several events that confirm Norwich’s reputation as a destination city. Our research showed that over a fifth of pub-goers at last year’s event were from outside the region and we expect that number to increase this year. CITY of ALE 2015

Welcome Message from Norwich BID Support from the Lord Mayor Message from CAMRA Pub Guide Message from Roger Protz Brewery Guide PintPicker Charity Beer e Beer List Events Programme Ale Trails Stamps

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A MESSAGE from NORWICH BID Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) are proud to be the main sponsors of this year’s City Of Ale. In its fifth year this 10 day festival has seen considerable growth in recent years and has now become a key date in the Norwich calendar of events. City of Ale is a superb celebration of fine ales which adds to the vibrancy and rich brewing tradition and history of Norwich. Whilst visiting this year’s City of Ale why not download the free Discover Norwich app, follow the ale trails around the city and enjoy all that our fine city has to offer. Alternatively look out for a friendly Norwich BID City host who can help point you in the right direction of a fantastic pub and a pint!

Norwich BID works to improve the economic success of businesses within the BID area along with shaping, supporting and implementing successful initiatives (such as City of Ale) and activities which increase the attraction of Norwich city centre as a place to visit, a place to work and a place in which to live and enjoy. Norwich BID deliver a variety of projects including; early evening outdoor events, City Hosts meeting and greeting visitors, a recycling scheme saving businesses money, a city centre app and free Wi-Fi and a flight of GoGoDragons invading the city in the summer. All these projects deliver vibrancy and vitality to the city and add real value to the business community. With a historical reputed pub for everyday of the year and fine local brewed ales Norwich really is the City of Ale! Stefan Gurney, Executive Director, Norwich BID

STATEMENT of SUPPORT FROM THE LORD MAYOR Ladies and Gentlemen, may I, as Lord Mayor of this fantastic city, welcome you all to the Fifth Annual Norwich City of Ale Festival, a celebration of all that is excellent in brewing and the purveying of great quality local ales.

A lot of work has gone into the festival and thanks are due to many people and organisations. From small acorns mighty oak trees grow and through the advocacy and creative efforts of Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter five years ago we have arrived today at a very vibrant positive era in the brewing and pub scene in Norwich.

ere is no need for an election in the world of beer; Norwich has already been voted the top city in the country offering a greater choice of beers than any other city, pipping its greatest rival York yet again.

With twenty-nine pubs a week nationally still closing doors, it makes you proud that Norwich “does different”. We have increased the number of venues open and more importantly have continued to inspire through events like this to improve the quality and standard of what’s on offer and to let the world know.

We are justly proud of our brewing heritage and the reputation of our fine welcoming hostelries, not just in Norwich but throughout the county. e city is attracting more and more national media coverage with this event showcasing the huge contribution that the cask beer sector brings to the Norwich economy.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Norwich’s very own City of Ale. Councillor Judith Lubbock e Lord Mayor of Norwich

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A MESSAGE from NORWICH CAMRA Once again as Chairman of Norwich & Norfolk Branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) I would like on behalf of our members to welcome a fifth City of Ale Festival and look forward to another successful event. We have seen the scope of this festival expand year by year going from strength to strength. Its success is such that Norwich is now widely recognised as a ‘Fine City of Ale’ and gives a welcome to visitors from many parts of the country. How different things were a few decades ago! en most Norwich pubs served much the same insipid beers with few serving any real ale. Now we have such a variety of fine real ale brews we are spoiled for choice. How fortunate we are to live in a city that has so many real ale pubs that are supplied by excellent local brewers and micro brewers. When supping a ‘pint of the best’ we should remember and give thanks to the landlords, landladies and brewers that make it possible. ere are now well over forty Norwich pubs involved in the Festival. After a series of regular meetings, the organisers have put together yet another interesting programme that will appeal to everyone. I am sure that there will be a great number who will turn out with families and friends and enjoy themselves immensely. Warren Wordsworth, Chairman

Adam & Eve 17 Bishopgate, Norwich, NR3 1RZ 01603 667423 is Grade II 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 - Saturday 11.00 – 23.00, Sunday 12.00 – 22.30 6

PUB INFORMATION and HI 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 – midnight 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. Opening times Monday 17.00 – 23.00, Tuesday to ursday 12.00 - 23.00 Friday & Saturday 12.00 – midnight, Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

Belle Vue 46 St Phillips Road, Norwich, NR2 3BL 01603 621784 e Belle Vue is a Victorian corner pub and was first licensed in October 1878 and damaged by enemy action 27-29 April 1942. ere is a selection of rotating ales with 3-4 on offer at all times. ere is a garden at the rear of the pub and also plenty of seating out the front to catch the rays. A dog and child friendly pub with a pool table to get the competitive juices flowing. Opening times Monday – Friday 11.00 – 23.00 Saturday – Sunday 10.00 – 23.00

Buck Inn 55 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0EW 01603 434682 is grade II listed traditional village pub, said to date from the 12th century. Set at right angles to the road, it is a picturesque building comprising four sections, each stepping higher than the one in front. Opening times Monday – Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

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ISTORY Coach & Horses (Bethel) 51 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR 01603 618522 First licensed in 1760, the Coach and Horses is situated just minutes away from Norwich eatre Royal, Chapelfield and the Forum. Eight real ales on pump from the Norfolk area are on offer along with a large selection of craft lagers. Opening times Monday – Sunday 11.30 – late

Coach & Horses (Thorpe) 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 – midnight Friday & Saturday 11.00 – 01.00

Compleat Angler 120 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, NR1 1NS 01603 622425 Old Norfolk records have shown that there has been an inn at this site since 1845. In 1885 the pub was renamed the Norfolk Railway House. In the Second World War the pub was known as the Blue Rooms by American GIs and British troops because it was very lively. In 1975 the Norfork Railway House was renamed the Compleat Angler. is name with its strange spelling is based on the famous book on fishing by Isaak Walton published in 1897. Opening times Monday to ursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday & Saturday 11.00 – midnight, Sunday 12.00 to 22.30

Cottage 9 Silver Road, Norwich, NR3 4TB 01603 665535 Listed from 1836, although the deeds show that in 1820 it was a shop and bakehouse. In the 1851 and 1861 census it was listed as the Lion. Opening times 12.00 – 23.00 CITY of ALE 2015

Duke of Wellington 91-93 Waterloo Road, Norwich, NR3 1EG 01603 441182 The 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 of Wellington. Tied to Lacons, Whitbread and Adnams over the years, it is currently a Free House. Opening times Monday - Saturday 12.00 – 23.30, Sunday 12.00 – 22.30

Eagle 33 Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR2 2HN 01603 624173  e Eagle is set within a Grade II* listed Georgian building boasting one of the biggest beer gardens in the city. Serving quality food and four real ales along with keg ale and craft beer sourced locally where possible, providing a dog and child friendly environment with a large car park. Opening times Sunday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 23.30

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. Opening times Monday – ursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 11.00 – midnight, Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

Eaton Cottage 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 Sunday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 12.00 – midnight


PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY Fat Cat 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 distinction of having won CAMRA National Pub of the Year twice. e pub sells its own range of beers plus many other favourites and there is much memorabilia on display. Opening times Monday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday 12.00 – midnight, Saturday 11.00 – midnight Sunday 12.00 – 22.30

Fat Cat & Canary 101 orpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1TR 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.

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 Arms, the pub closed in November 2004 for major refurbishment and re-opened on May 23rd 2005 as e Shed. By August 2006 it was known as the Cider Shed and in February 2011 it was re-named the Fat Cat Brewery Tap. Opening times Monday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday 12.00 – midnight, Saturday 11.00 – midnight Sunday 11.00 – 22.30

Gatehouse 391 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 8QJ 01603 620340 Originally licensed from 1868 this quirky 19th century traditional pub was built on the site of an old tollhouse. e pub was rebuilt by Carter in 1934 with an interesting chequered effect on its apse tower of flints alternating with pressed concrete blocks. Inside there are two oak-panelled bars and the pub has a large beer garden backing on to the River Wensum. Opening times Sunday – Friday 12.00 – 23.00, Saturday 12.00 – midnight 8

F to K Georgian Townhouse 30-34 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2RB 01603 615655 Recently refurbished to complement the history of the building, a cosy bar sits comfortably alongside a bustling restaurant. After spending time as a school house, a war time hospital and a hotel, you will find an abundance of history hidden in the details of the building. With an enormous walled garden, loads of locally sourced quality produce, an interesting mix of craft beers, wines and spirits, e Georgian Townhouse seamlessly merges Georgian charm with a modern offbeat attitude, lashings of style, and a wealth of personality. Opening times Monday-Saturday 9.00 – midnight Sunday 9.00 – 22.30

Jubilee 26 St Leonards Road, Norwich, NR1 4BL 01603 618734 e 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. Opening times Sunday - ursday 12.00 - 23.00 Friday - Saturday 12.00 - midnight

King’s Arms 22 Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 3HQ 01603 477888 e 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. is 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. Opening times Monday – ursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 11.00 – 23.30 Sunday 12.00 – 23.00 CITY of ALE 2015

PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY Kings Head 42 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JE is Grade 2 listed building has housed a pub or coaching inn since Medieval times. e 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. Opening times Monday - Saturday 12.00 – 23.30, Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

Lamb Inn Lamb Yard, Orford Place, Norwich, NR1 3RU Originally an inn known as e Holy Lamb as early as the 12th Century, and built using bricks from a local church, was first recorded as trading from 1574. ere are many local ghost stories surrounding e Lamb, where in 1787, the “Story Telling Landlord”, John Aggis, was brutally murdered by his brother-in-law in the cellar (but never fear, John is a friendly ghost who loves his guests). e Lamb has also seen its share of natural disasters with a flood in 1917 and a fire in 1939. Opening times Monday – Wednesday 11.00 – 23.00 ursday 11.00 – midnight, Friday 11.00 – 00.30 Saturday 10.00 – 00.30, Sunday 12.00 – 22.00

Leopard 98-100 Bull Close Road, Norwich, NR3 1NQ Victorian corner pub, first licensed in 1842, with a constantly changing selection of real ales, dog friendly, south facing beer garden. Opening times From midday everyday

Lollards Pit 69-71 Riverside Road, Norwich, NR1 1SR e pub in Riverside Road is built on the site of a place of execution for heretics and other offenders in the 16th century. Formerly called the Bridge House (because of its proximity to Bishop’s Bridge) its name was changed to Lollards Pit to reflect its grisly history. Opening times Monday – ursday 14.00 – 23.00, Friday 14.00 – midnight, Saturday 12.00 – 01.00, Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

Maids Head Bar Maids Head Hotel, Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1LB 01603 209955 e 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. Opening times Monday - Saturday 11.00 – 23.00, Sunday 11.30 - 22.30

Marlborough Arms 43 Spencer Street, Norwich, NR3 4PB 01603 443301 Victorian corner pub in busy residential area, first opened as the Marlborough Stores on 18 August 1892. Inside there are two bars. e 120 year old Marlborough Arms came into the ownership of the current licensee John Linford in 1994. Since then the pub has enjoyed a successful renaissance with the locals and caters for a wide range of tastes in lagers, bitters, ciders, wine and spirits. Opening times Monday – Sunday 12.00 – midnight

Micawbers Tavern 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.

Mr Postles’ 2 Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1HA 01603 613566 In the heart of Norwich’s Tombland lies Mr Postles’ Apothecary an emulation of a 1920’s Chemist with a modern twist. Opening their doors to the public in March 2015 this bar and eatery is open seven days a week. ey serve a bottled beer and craft ales list. Opening times Sunday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 12.00 till late

K to P Murderers Arms 2/8 Timber Hill, Norwich, NR1 3LB 01603 621447 enquiries@ e first known licensee was William Bales in 1850, although the building dates to 1542. Also known as the Gardeners Arms, it acquired its nickname from a murder. e 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. e pub has been jointly known as the Murderers and the Gardeners ever since. Watney Mann closed the pub in 1970 and it re-opened in 1978 after a major refurbishment. Opening times Monday – ursday 10.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 10.00 – 01.30, Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

Plasterers Arms 43 Cowgate, Norwich, NR3 1SZ 01603 387525 e 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. 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. In 2011 it was completely refurbished and now boasts 15 real ale pumps, restoring it a step closer to its former heavenly state. Opening times Monday – ursday 12.00 – midnight Friday – Saturday 12.00 – 01.00

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. e first licensee in 1822 was John Gray. e 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. Opening times Monday - ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday - Saturday 12.00 – midnight, Sunday 12.00 – 22.30

PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY Reindeer 10 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 4AY 01603 762223 e 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. Opening times Monday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 12.00 – midnight, Sunday 12.00 – 22.00

Ribs of Beef 24 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY 01603 619517 e original building, dating back to the 14th century, was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1507 and rebuilt. e 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. Opening times Monday - Saturday 11.00 – 01.00, Sunday 11.00 – 23.00

Rose Inn 235 Queens Road, Norwich, NR1 3AE 01603 767713 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 2003 and now owned and run by Dawn Hopkins. A friendly, welcoming pub with an extensive bottled ale range, real ciders and specialising in ales from microbreweries near and far. Opening times Monday – ursday 15.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 12.00 – midnight, Sunday 12.00 – 22.30


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Rumsey Wells 4 St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AF 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. Adnams bought the pub in 1998 and the tie continues to the present day. It was renamed Rumsey Wells in 2008. Opening times Monday – Sunday 12.00 – midnight

Sir Garnet 36 Market Place, Norwich, NR2 1RD 01603 615892 e ‘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. is 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. Opening times Mon – urs 10.00 – midnight, Fri – Sat 10.00 – 02.00 Sunday 10.30 – 20.30

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. Opening times Tuesday – ursday 11.00 – 23.00, Friday 11.00 – midnight, Saturday 11.00 – 23.00, Bank Holiday Monday 12.00 – 21.00. Closed Sundays

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PUB INFORMATION and HISTORY Trafford Arms 61 Grove Road, Norwich, NR1 3RL 01603 628466 Robert Allen was the first licensee in 1887. e 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. ey run a popular Valentine’s beer festival every year. In May 2011 Chris proudly became Sheriff of Norwich. Opening times Monday - ursday 11.00 - 23.00, Friday & Saturday 11.00 - 23.30, Sunday 12.00 - 22.30

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 1846-1860 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 ai cuisine both in the bar and the upstairs restaurant. Opening times Monday - Saturday 11.00 – 23.00. Closed Sundays

Virtuoso 29 Ketts Hill, Norwich, NR1 4EX 01603 449654 Nestled at the foot of St James’ Hill, the first recorded licensee of the pub was John Spinks in 1830. e pub was badly damaged by enemy action on 27 April 1942. e pub consists of a traditional main bar serving 25 cask ales, lagers and craft beers, the smokehouse restaurant and a large inviting beer garden and car park. To complement the fantastic selection of draught beers and ales they have over 100 carefully selected bottled beers from around the world including Belgium, America and Scandinavia, featuring renowned breweries such as Rochefort, Nogne, Mikkeller and De Molen. Opening times Monday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 12.00 – midnight Sunday 12.00 – 21.00 14

Walnut Tree Shades Old Post Office Court, Norwich, NR2 1NG 01603 622910 e building is 17th century and Grade II listed. e first known licensee was William Haylett Roe in 1841. e cellar is believed to be part of Norwich’s famous ‘Underground Tunnel Network’. In the 1960s it was popular with folk clubs, but closed several times during the 1970s. e Walnut Tree Shades has featured in two episodes of Tales of the Unexpected. Chris Gudgin was licensee from 1984 until 2008. It has been run by Claire Brooks under Enterprise Inns, since 2010. e pub has a replica Wurlitzer juke box. Opening times Monday – ursday 11.30 – midnight Friday – Saturday 11.30 – 01.00, Sunday 12.00 – 22.00

Whalebone 144 Magdalen Road, Norwich, NR3 4BA 01603 425482 e building was built by two carpenters, Richard Sexton and Robert Lincoln, between 1817 and 1820 and included a brewery and stables. e 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. Opening times Monday – ursday 11.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 11.00 – midnight, Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

Wig & Pen 6 St Martins Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1RN 01603 625891 e 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. e two coats of arms on the front of the building are of the Blomefield family, well-known Norwich historians. Craig McLaren has owned the pub since 1993. Opening times Monday – ursday 11.30 – 23.00 Friday 11.30 – midnight, Saturday 11.00 – midnight Sunday 11.30 – 23.00

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T to Y Wildman 29 Bedford Street, Norwich, NR2 1AR 01603 614177 e pub takes its name from Peter the Wild Boy c.1711-1785 a feral child discovered in Germany in the 18th century. For a time he was kept by George I as a curiosity, arriving in Norwich as a vagrant in 1751. It is currently owned by Punch Taverns and has recently been refurbished to a high standard. Opening times Monday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday – Saturday 12.00 – midnight Sunday 12.00 – 17.00

York Tavern 1 Leicester Street, Norwich, NR2 2AS 01603 620918 On 30 August 1878 the first recorded licensee was Edward Partridge, when the licence was transferred from Old Restaurant, St. Peter Mancoft. In 1890 the landlord was also listed as a bowling-green proprietor and the old bowling green has since become a large beer-garden at the rear of the pub. It was a Courage pub in the 1970s. Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the pub serves

a wide range of ales, craft beers and lagers, home-cooked pub grub and popular Sunday roasts. ere is a refurbished function room upstairs available for private hire. Opening times Monday – ursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday 12.00 – midnight Saturday 11.00 – midnight Sunday 11.00 – 23.00

Glassware sponsored by Leathes Prior Based in Norwich, Leathes Prior is one of East Anglia’s leading law firms providing a full range of services for corporate, public sector and individual clients. Founded in 1876, they are a long established, well respected firm of solicitors and an innovative and forward thinking practice. e glasses are 20oz (pint) size, in the modern conical style. ey are marked with half and third lines to encourage responsible tasting of as many fine ales as possible. See them at the Launch Party, the Brewers’ Market and other venues around the city.

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Up to 8 Real Ale pumps • Cask Ales • Craft Beers Home cooked, locally sourced food served daily. Sunday roast lunches Conveniently situated for Theatre Royal, Chapelfield shops, Registry Office and The Forum, all a few minutes walk away. Open every day from 11.30am until late We look forward to serving you soon 51 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR Tel: 01603 618522 email:


Fine Real Ales, lagers, wines and spirits

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BREWERY information Adnams Sole Bay Brewery, East Green, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6JW

MESSAGE from Roger Protz In the space of just a few years, Norwich City of Ale has become one of the principal beer events in Britain. It has put Norwich on the map for beer lovers, who flock to the city in their thousands. And it has restored the good name of a city and a county that had its breweries and their beers destroyed in the 1960s and 70s by Watneys of London. Today Norfolk is bursting with good beer once more and Norwich can boast some of the finest pubs in the country, offering a superb choice. City of Ale has played a major role in the beer revival and has won support from not only from brewers and publicans but also from the local media and businesses keen to attract more visitors to the city and the wider region. I salute the passion and the dedication of the organisers of this splendid event and look forward to raising a glass with them in May. Roger Protz Editor, Good Beer Guide

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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.

All Day Brewing Company Salle Brewery, Salle Moor Farm, Wood Dalling Road, Salle, Norfolk, NR10 4SB 01603 951173 All Day Brewing Company was set up in 2014 on a working farm near Reepham, mid Norfolk. We like to source locally. We use water from our own borehole, malts from Norfolk, and are in the process of establishing a 1/4 acre hopyard with over 350 hop plants. e plants are already establishing themselves on our traditional tall-trellised (Worcestershire) system. A Norfolk green hopped beer should be in production this autumn. We also plan to start using malt from the farm in our beers, which will be floor malted by Crisps of Great Ryburgh, as well as malting small quantities ourselves.

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 the surrounding areas including the King’s Arms in Norwich.


BREWERY information Brancaster e Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BJ 07850 708701 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.

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. It supplies beer to a wide range of pubs in Norwich and all around Norfolk including bottleconditioned beer.

Bullards e Arches, Bracondale, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2EF For more than a century, Bullards was one of the major brewers in Norwich until it was sadly forced to close in 1985 but after 30 years, the brand is being revived with a modern twist. Bullards Beers are being brewed at Redwell Brewery, the largest brewery in the city of Norwich by multi-award winning brewer David Jones, who has created two beers especially for Bullards.

Chalk Hill 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.

Dancing Men e Hill House Inn, Happisburgh, Norfolk, NR12 0PW 01692 650004 e Dancing Men Brewery, although recently established, came about because of the tragic events in Walcott village 18

during the December 2013 tidal surge. e destruction included Bees Brewery (then sited at Walcott seafront). Bees Brewery had a long history and was originally based in Leicester, where it won a number of awards. e brewery equipment was purchased by Hill House Inns Ltd. and installed in April 2014.

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 01953 887065 is 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.

Fakir 6 Meadow Farm Drive, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6TR 07713 789 085 Fakir is an Indian word for holy man, Shaman or wandering hobo, someone who devotes their life to spiritual discovery. At Fakir Brewing Company they say they also embarked on a journey of discovery "to craft a beer that would challenge the status quo, through our passion and desire".

Fat Cat 98-100 Lawson Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4LF 07795 633 368 / 07807 579 517 e Fat Cat Brewery was formed in 2005 by pub landlord CITY of ALE 2015

B to G Colin Keatley. Since then the brewery has won several awards and has been represented at the CAMRA National Beer Festival twice.

Fox 22 Station Road, Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7EX 01485 570345 Established in 2002 by Mark Bristow (landlord of the adjoining Fox and Hounds pub). Long time favourites such as Nelson's Blood Bitter are brewed regularly, along with seasonal specials. is year's commemorative ales Agincourt and Great Charter Ale have proved popular too.

Golden Triangle Unit 9, Watton Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4BG 07976 281132 / 01603 757763 Golden Triangle have been brewing modern well-hopped ales for Norfolk since May 2011. eir first ale, City Gold, was voted champion beer 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 and the finest hops from around the world at their ten barrel brewery plant. New for City of Ale this year is the single hopped pale ale, Mosaic City.

Grain 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. e brewery owns two pubs in Norwich, e Plough and e Cottage. Grain held the title for Champion Beer of Norfolk by the local Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA Branch from 2011 to 2014.

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

BREWERY information 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.

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. Many of their beers have won national and local recognition over the years, most recently bronze medals for Red Mill (abv 4.3) in the 2015 Champion Bottled Beer of Norfolk Competition and 2014 SIBA East Beer Competition. A new brewery shop on site in Reedham opened at Easter 2015.

Jo C’s e Old Store, West Barsham, Norfolk, NR21 9NR 01328 863854 Established in 2010 Jo C's Norfolk Ale (pronounced Josie's) is tucked away in rural north Norfolk at the Old Store on the Barsham Estate near Fakenham. Brewing was traditionally a woman’s job carried out by ‘alewives’ or ‘brewsters’, and it was these ladies who inspired me to start my own brewery. e brewery is supplied by its own bore hole and uses Maris Otter barley grown in neighbouring fields.


G to P 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 returned to debut its new range at City of Ale 2014. 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.

Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer Barn, Harvest Lane, Hindringham, Norfolk, NR21 0PW 01328 878495 e 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.

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 01603 871163 Situated on the site of the now closed Reepham Brewery, it is now the oldest brewing site still in use in the county. ere has been a long history of brewing in Reepham dating right back to the 1800s! In October 2010 they purchased the premises of Reepham Brewery; once a thriving and award winning local brewery which closed in 2009, in order to CITY of ALE 2015

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BREWERY information revive a long standing tradition of brewing in Reepham. ey use traditional brewing techniques to create a range of sleek, modern and full flavour real ales which are available in seven different breeds. ey supply bottle conditioned and cask conditioned real ale to outlets all over Norfolk.

Poppyland 46, West Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9DS 01263 513992 / 07887 389 804 Started in 2012, Poppyland Brewery is a one-man operation occupying a former Edwardian garage in Cromer. Brewer Martin Warren is establishing a reputation for strong and unusual bottled beers, often hoppy and sometimes with foraged ingredients.

S&P Homestead, Drayton Lane, Horsford, Norfolk, NR10 3AN 07552 300 768 Following in the 200-year-old footsteps of John Patteson, Andy Keely and his son, Tom, have resurrected the once famous local S&P brewery name. Situated on land once owned by Steward & Patteson, their 10 barrel plant produces an ever-growing number of distinctive beers made with water drawn from their own bore well and locally malted Maris Otter barley.

Shackleton Situated in the old Lamb Yard which boasts the Best Beer garden in Norwich, come in and enjoy our cosy interior where historical charm meets modern comfort. The Lamb Inn is a premium traditional pub featuring British Pub Classics, Daily Specials, World Beers, Local Cask Ales, and Great Wines & Cocktails. We are proud to be involved in The Norwich Ale Festival and will also be hosting Proud of Our Ale in September. We will be having live music on the 22nd and the 29th of May to celebrate the Ale Festival and also have live music on the last Friday of each month.

Hellesdon Barns, Hellesdon Hall Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 5BB 01603 417903 Inspired by intrepid Antarctic Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, Shackleton is the Norfolk-based company that offers a spirit of adventure. Shackleton produce a range of six ales that are all brewed with locally-sourced malted barley and whole leaf hops, brewed for them at Brentwood Brewing Company.

Come and see us soon…

Shortts Farm

Lamb Yard, Orford Place, Norwich NR1 3RU Telephone: 01603 625365 e-mail:

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


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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.

Tipples Units 5 & 6, Damgate Lane Industrial Estate NR13 3DJ 01303 721310 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.

Tombstone 20 Estcourt Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4JQ 07584 504 444 Tombstone is Great Yarmouth's newest microbrewery using only the finest ingredients and, where possible, we aim to use local suppliers. Our grain, for example, is supplied by Crisp Maltings of Norfolk, including the world renowned Maris Otter which is widely acknowledged right across the brewing industry as "e Finest Brewing Malt in the World".

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.

Taylor’s Brewery e London Tavern, 2 Church Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AH 01953 457415 Taylor's Brewery was established in 2014 with a half barrel plant at the rear of e London Tavern situated in Attleborough's town centre. At present five brews are available one of which was brewed in memory of our son Ryan who passed just before the brewery was opened.

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Two Rivers 2 Sluice Bank, Norfolk, PE38 0EQ 01366 380131/07518 099 868 Two Rivers Brewery is located at the confluence of the River Great Ouse (Ely Ouse) and the Old Bedford River, close to Denver Sluice and Locks. e brewery was established in this idyllic setting in January 2012 with the aim of bringing the art and science of brewing back to the Downham Market area. Discretely tucked into the surrounding countryside the 6BBL brewery produces small batches of high quality traditional real ales, bitters, milds, porters and stouts from the finest regional produce.

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. 23

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BREWERY information Winter’s 8 Keelan Close, Norwich NR6 6QZ 01603 787820 David Winter, twice Brewer of the Champion beer of Britain, set up his own brewery in 2001. He was previously with Woodforde's and Chalk Hill breweries. e plant was purchased from the defunct Scott’s Brewery in Lowestoft but has since been expanded. Geniuss abv 4.1% won the Stout Category at e Champion Beers of Norfolk 2011 and 2014.

Yetman’s Bayfield Farm Barns, Bayfield Brecks, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7DZ 07774 809016 e brewery is situated in a 200 year old barn, just outside Holt in North Norfolk, overlooking barley fields and livestock. On a clear day you can see the sea from the front door, an idyllic place to work. Peter Yetman uses only Maris Otter malted barley and whole hop flowers, which provide for more intense, clean flavours. He provides beer to many outlets in North Norfolk, plus a few in Norwich and East Anglia.

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. In 2006 major investment, including a state-of-the-art bottling plant, enabled the brewery to move to a new 24 barrel brewplant at Besthorpe. In 2013, the brewery moved to a stand-alone site at Decoy Farm, Besthorpe which offers a brewery shop and brewery tours. Golden Jackal abv 3.7% again won the Golden Ale category at e Champion Beers of Norfolk 2014, the 5th success in the last 6 years. Granny Wouldn’t Like It abv 4.8% won Gold in the SIBA East 2013 competition.

Woodforde’s Broadland Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, NR13 6SW 01603 720353 Named after Parson Woodforde, the famous 18th century Norfolk diarist with a penchant for good food and real ale, the brewery was founded in 1981 in Drayton. 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. Woodforde’s was named Brewery of the Year by the Good Pub Guide 2015.

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A Message from The Eastern Transport Collection Society On behalf of the Eastern Transport Collection I would like once again to congratulate the organisers of the 5th Norwich City of Ale. It is incredible to think five years has passed since the inaugural event took place. It has become a nationally recognised celebration of our wonderful pubs and brewing heritage. For us as an educational charity, the event has helped raise the profile of the society. We currently own seven buses once belonging to Eastern Counties Omnibus Company dating from 1950 to 1979. Our ultimate aim is one day to open a museum to the general public. With support from Wolf Brewery the City of Ale 1954 Bristol LD double-decker bus will again be at various events taking place. We start with the Launch Party where you can see the bus carrying the Lord Mayor and other dignitaries from City Hall to the Narthex at the Roman Catholic Cathedral. It is also planned to provide free travel to various pubs around the city and visit some local breweries too. If you wish to join us, make a donation, or just come and climb on board the now famous bus, then please visit us at the Brewers’ Market on May 23rd outside the Forum. Richard Dixon Chairman 25

is year’s Charity Beer Wymer’s Gold - this year’s Charity Beer in support of the Hamlet Centre Trust. is year City of Ale is supporting the Hamlet Centre Trust and five brewers - Grain, Golden Triangle, Humpty Dumpty, Panther and S&P – have got together to brew a beer with five malts and five hops – very fitting for our fifth anniversary year. e beer is a 4% pale ale, hoppy, light, flavoursome and golden in colour. A competition was launched to name the new beer and the winning name, Wymer’s Gold, was submitted by Scott Edwards of orpe Hamlet. e Hamlet Centre Trust was founded by Jack and Margaret Wymer, an inspirational disabled couple who passionately believed that with the right support network, people with disabilities could make their own decisions, live independently and obtain a better quality of life. Rachel Hogg, Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator for the Hamlet Centre Trust said: “We are very grateful for City of Ale’s support. e funds raised will go towards supporting and enriching the lives of children and young adults with disabilities and complex health needs across the trust. “ e brewers are donating a very generous 50p for every pint sold and Crisp Malt has supplied the malt free of charge. e pump clip is designed by Caz Jones who has designed all the City of Ale artwork. Wymer’s Gold will be available at many City of Ale pubs across the city, so do try a pint or three, and support this very worthwhile cause.

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BEER list Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Jester 4.8% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Pale ale made with Jester, a new British hop variety, with intense, punchy aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruits.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Broadside 4.7%

All Day Salle, Norfolk Drink Me 5.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Strong bitter hopped with Fuggles and Galaxy.

All Day Salle, Norfolk Summer Haze 5.2%

Style: Old/Strong A dark ruby-red beer, rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit.

Style: Fruit/Speciality A raspberry wheat beer, an English take on a fruit classic, unfined, naturally cloudy, very refreshing, not sweet at all.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Ghost Ship 4.5%

All Day Salle, Norfolk Breakfast 4.8%

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.

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Mosaic Pale Ale 4.1% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A fruity pale blonde beer, with aromas of mango, peach, lemon and pine and a dry hoppy finish.

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 A pale amber beer with a grapefruit aroma 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..

Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Lighthouse 3.4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A light, golden beer with a delicate fragrance, malty flavours and hoppy finish.


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Light-coloured strong bitter, made with Goldings and Nelson Sauvin hops.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs Victory Ale 5.9% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Full-bodied dark amber strong pale ale brimming with biscuity malts, fruits and spices.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs Salem Porter 4.7% Style: Porter/Stout A dark porter made with roasted grains fused with fruit, nuts and spices.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs XXXB 4.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA English tawny pale ale, brewed with spicy Challenger, Styrian and Golding hops.

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

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs Flower Power 3.7% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A light refreshing beer with a subtle honeysuckle scent and a delicate floral elderflower finish from English elderflowers.

Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs XB 3.7% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Classic English pale ale, grainy, with a refreshing dry bitterness on the palate and a hoppy finish. CITY of ALE 2015

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Batemans Wainfleet, Lincs Black & White 3.6% Style: Mild A dark mild with fruity flavours and nutty tones.

Brancaster Norfolk e Wreck 4.8% Style: Old/Strong An old English ale with flavours of sweet coffee and malt and an aromatic finish from the Boadicea hops.

Brancaster Norfolk Oyster Catcher 4.4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A sunshine golden ale, very refreshing.

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

Buffy’s Norwich, Norfolk Norwegian Blue 4.9% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Copper-coloured best bitter, full of rich malt flavours.

Buffy’s Norwich, Norfolk Hopleaf 4.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A pale-amber-coloured true IPAstyle beer, strong, hoppy and refreshing.

Buffy’s Norwich, Norfolk Mucky Duck 4.5% Style: Porter/Stout Dark porter, bittersweet with roasted malt flavours.

Buffy’s Norwich, Norfolk Norwich Terrier 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Session bitter, mid-amber in colour, with a biscuity base and crisp citrus hop flavours.

Bullards Norwich, Norfolk No.2 India Pale Ale 6% Style: Pale Ale/IPA An IPA hop bomb with bitter orange aromas and caramel sweetness.

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Adnams to Dancing Men Bullards Norwich, Norfolk No.1 East Coast Pale 4.2% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Bright golden colour with the zingy aroma of New World hops, the flavour is a citrusy punch with a lasting bitterness.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Huffmeister 5.4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Robust ale with a hoppy finish.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Dreadnought 4.9% Style: Old/Strong A traditionally robust strong ale with rich fruitcake overtones, counterbalanced by a mellow richness.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Gold 4.3% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A straw-coloured and malty golden ale with gentle sweetness.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk CHB 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A copper-coloured beer with a malty aroma, fruity sweetness and bittersweet hoppiness towards the finish.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Nectar for Norfolk 4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A crisp, straw-coloured ale, with a slight citrus aftertaste.

Chalk Hill Norwich, Norfolk Tap 3.6% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A traditional session bitter with a gentle blend of hoppy bitterness.

Dancing Men Happisburgh Cliffhanger 5.1% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A pale single hop ale, deceptively easy drinking, with a soft honey finish.

Dancing Men Happisburgh Knight’s Noggin 4.8% Style: Porter/Stout Rich, heavily-malted porter-style beer packed with toasted toffee and chocolate notes. 29

BEER list Dancing Men Happisburgh Soggy Seagull 4.2% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A pale and refreshing beer made with an English hop variety.

Dancing Men Happisburgh After the Storm 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Light amber session beer, made with a traditional blend of Fuggles and Goldings hops, with a slight peaty flavour.

Dancing Men Happisburgh Deerstalker 3.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Continued use of English ingredients has produced this mid-toned single hop session beer with an old fashioned truly bitter finish.

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

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Dark Horse Stout 5% Style: Porter/Stout Rich coffee 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.

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Talon 6.6%

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Mad Maudie 4.5%

Style: Porter/Stout A recreation of a Russian Imperial

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Fragrant straw-coloured bitter.

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Pageant Ale 4.3%

Elmtree Snetterton, Norfolk Best Bitter 4.2%


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Brewed with well-roasted malts for a rich malty flavour and well-hopped for a satisfying bitter finish.

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Saturday Night Beaver 4.2% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A very pale beer, light golden in colour, brewed using pale ale malt only.

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.

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.

Elgood’s Wisbech, Cambs Black Dog 3.6% Style: Mild Well-balanced mild with a full roast flavour. 30

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

Fakir Norwich, Norfolk Mumbai Bad Boy 4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A refreshingly hoppy pale ale, fruity, with a touch of lychee and a hint of sharp citrus.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk IPA 6.4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Strong beer in the style of the IPAs of the Raj; New Zealand hops give a hint of orange fruit flavour.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Marmalade Cat 5.5% Style: Old/Strong A classic strong bitter with burnt orange flavours and a markedly bitter finish. CITY of ALE 2015

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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 Choccy Porter 4.9% Style: Porter/Stout Old-fashioned rich brown porter with added chocolate from organic cacao nibs, with a biscuit flavour and a subtle bitterness.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Cougar 4.7% Style: Pale Ale/IPA An American pale ale with dominant citrus hop flavours.

Fat Cat Norwich, Norfolk Mocha Moggy 4.6% Style: Porter/Stout A full-bodied stout, cold infused with mocha coffee beans, made with deep roasted malt and muscovado sugar.

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

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.

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 Nelson's Blood Bitter 5.1% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A dark ruby ale full of flavour with a hint of rum.

Fox Heacham, Norfolk Warrior 4.4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Hoppy pale ale with a bitter finish.

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Dancing Men to Grain Fox Heacham, Norfolk Pirate’s Gold


Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A hoppy pale session beer brewed with Admiral hops.

Golden Triangle Norwich Hop Lobster 5.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA ree East Anglian malts combine with five American hops and two yeasts to produce a hop monster of a beer.

Golden Triangle Norwich Bonny’s Gold 4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale with a hoppy, citrus character.

Golden Triangle Norwich Citropolis 3.9% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Pale golden blonde ale, light, refreshing and zesty with citrus hop notes and fruity aroma.

Golden Triangle Norwich Mosaic City 3.8% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Light and refreshing with the distinctive hop note of Mosaic.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk India Pale Ale 6.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A traditional strong and hoppy India pale ale.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Slate 6% Style: Porter/Stout A deep, dark and rich smoked porter, brewed with a complex blend of malts.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Blackwood 5% Style: Porter/Stout A traditional black stout, smooth and creamy with burnt toast dryness and a hint of coffee.

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.


BEER list Grain Harleston, Norfolk Year of Hops - Mostly Mosaic 4.4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Pale ale brewed with lots of hops and a twist.

Grain to Greene King Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Rising Sun 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Strong pale ale with fruity, spicy hop aromas and a crisp bitterness.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Best Bitter 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A malty traditional amber ale, brewed with a blend of pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Blonde Ash 4%

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

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

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Trawlerboys 4.6% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A full-bodied, copper-coloured premium bitter with chocolate, fruit, malt and hop flavours.

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Orange Wheat 4.2%

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Wymer’s Gold 4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A hoppy pale ale made with five malts and five hops by five brewers. In support of Hamlet Centre Trust.

Style: Wheat Wheat beer infused with the taste of orange.

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Excelsior 4%

Grain Harleston, Norfolk 3.1.6. 3.9% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Brewed with lager malt and very light with a hoppy nose and taste.

Grain Harleston, Norfolk Oak 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A well-balanced session beer, lightamber in colour with a dry, hoppy finish.

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Ripper 8.5% Style: Barley Wine A strong barley wine, rich amber in colour, sweet and fruity with a warming finish.

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Mahseer 5.8%

Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden, hoppy ale with a floral aroma.

Green Jack Waxwing

Lowestoft, Suffolk


Style: Pale Ale/IPA A pale ale with a light flowery aroma, slightly spicy, with a clean crisp finish.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds IPA Reserve 5.4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A full-bodied ale with grapefruit and orange citrus tones and a floral and herbal hop character leading to a dry bitter finish.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Abbot Ale 5%

Style: Pale Ale/IPA India pale ale as it was intended to be, strong, bitter and very hoppy.

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

Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Gone Fishing 5.5%

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Magna Carta 5%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A strong, deep-amber-coloured ale, fruity and malty.


Style: Fruit/Speciality Juniper infused amber ale with citrus and pine notes balanced by a rich malty body. CITY of ALE 2015


Sunday 24th May

The Bunkadoos and BBQ from 5pm

Wednesday 27th May Our famous quiz night from 8pm

Every Sunday Poker from 8pm

Mini Beer Festival Every Day! with over a dozen real ales and ciders Fresh rolls served daily or bring in your favourite take-away Free Wi-Fi • Dog friendly CITY of ALE 2015


BEER list Greene King Bury St Edmunds Morland Old Speckled Hen 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A full-flavoured ale with a distinctive rich malty taste and a fruity aroma.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.3% Style: Old/Strong A rich, toee-flavoured beer with a fruity character, balanced with a clean, bitter finish.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Belhaven Golden Bay 3.8% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale made with Fuggles for a floral aroma and Willamette for a tropical fruit character, with a refreshing citrus taste balanced against clean floral tones.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Ruddles Best 3.7% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter English ale with hoppy, citrus undertones balanced a light sweetness.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Ruddles County 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An English ale with flavours of dark toee and caramel combined with a crisp bitterness derived from Bramling Cross hops.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Morland Old Hoppy Hen 4.2% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Hoppy pale ale with a fresh citrus character made with US Chinook hops.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds, St Edmunds 4.2% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Fresh golden beer brewed using pale malt and Cascade hops.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds IPA 3.6% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Balanced ale characterised by a fresh, hoppy taste and clean, bitter finish.

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

Humpty Dumpty Reedham Cheltenham Flyer 4.6% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Clean, crisp amber ale with a hint of malt at the start.

Humpty Dumpty Reedham East Anglia Pale (EAPA) 4.6%

Greene King Bury St Edmunds IPA Gold 4.1% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Light refreshing, golden ale with tropical fruits, mango and spicy notes.

Style: Pale Ale/IPA Dry, amber bitter with a strong finish from Amarillo hop flowers giving it a fresh, citrusy bouquet.

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

Humpty Dumpty Reedham Norfolk Nectar 4.6% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An amber ale infused with local honey, refreshingly hoppy.

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Morland Original 4%

Humpty Dumpty Reedham Jubilee Mild 4.5%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A refreshing beer with a subtle malt and fruit character.

Style: Mild A dark, malty, easy-drinking strong

Greene King Bury St Edmunds Hardys & Hansons Bitter 3.9% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A session bitter with a balance of sweetness and bitterness and a subtle hop character. 34


Humpty Dumpty Reedham Red Mill 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A crisp, hoppy red ale with fruit and caramel notes.

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Humpty Dumpty Reedham Broadland Sunrise 4.2%

Humpty Dumpty Reedham Reedham Gold 3.6%

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

Style: Pale Ale/IPA Very pale and hoppy session ale, hopped with Summit and Cascade varieties.

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

Humpty Dumpty Reedham Swallowtail4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A refreshing, pale-amber, thirstquenching ale, with a lively hop finish.

Humpty Dumpty Reedham City Hoppers 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A limited number of individually dry-hopped beers, designed especially for City of Ale 2015, the base beer is a refreshingly light, clean, golden/yellow session bitter.

Humpty Dumpty Reedham Little Sharpie 3.8% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden-yellow bitter with a delicate hoppy aroma.

Jo C’s West Barsham, Norfolk Knot Just Another IPA 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A golden, true-to-style IPA.

Jo C’s West Barsham, Norfolk Bitter Old Bustard 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A rich russet-coloured best bitter with warm nutty biscuit flavours.

Jo C’s West Barsham, Norfolk Norfolk Kiwi 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A straw-coloured easy-drinking session bitter with floral citrus flavours.

Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Affinity 4.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Full-bodied chestnut ale with passion fruit and lychee tartness.

BEER list Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Legacy 4.4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Blonde ale with a refreshing citrus aroma and lemon and lime flavours ending with a lengthy mellowing bitter finish.

Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Falcon Ale 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Modern expression of a classic dark bitter, with lightly spiced flavours leading to a fruity bitter finish.

Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Pale Ale 3.9% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Vintage-styled with a golden tint, an aroma of crisp fruit, melon and grapefruit.

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.

Lacons Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Dark Mild Ale 3.3% Style: Mild Dark mild with cherry tones and refreshing stone fruits on the nose, toasted nutty flavours blend with roasted coee.

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Moon Gazer Gold IPA 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A gold, hoppy ale, combining USA and UK hops, to deliver a fruity IPA.

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Moon Gazer Norfolk Harvest


Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden ale brewed with Maris Otter malt, honey and mint - all from Norfolk - and infused with coriander and orange. Brewed in collaboration with Poppyland.

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Moon Gazer Dark Mild


Style: Mild A strong dark mild with a subtle blackcurrant aroma, full-bodied with a rich, fruity, sweet finish.


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Moon Gazer Amber Ale


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An amber ale combining a full-bodied bitterness with fruity overtones, creating a full flavour and a smooth finish.

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Moon Gazer Golden Ale


Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A golden ale with a citrus aroma and well-hopped character with fruit and hop flavours carrying through to a crisp, dry finish.

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Moon Gazer Ruby Ale


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A ruby-coloured bitter with a rich, spicy, roasted aroma and a full, malty body, resulting in a full-bodied mouth-feel.

Opa Hay’s Beccles, Norfolk Liquid Bread 4.2% Style: Wheat Bavarian-style wheat beer, naturally cloudy, with an aroma of cloves and banana.

Panther Reepham, Norfolk Beast of the East 5.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA An amber IPA, very refreshing, with floral and grapefruit notes from New Zealand hops.

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 Honey Panther 4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A honey-infused golden ale with a wild flower character.

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Lacons to S&P 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 î Žai curry.

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 Mild Panther 3.3% Style: Mild A traditionally made easy-drinking mild with chocolate notes and a light hop finish.

Poppyland Cromer, Norfolk Poppyland Harvest 6% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A rich golden ale, with hint of Norfolk honey and Norfolk mint, infused with coriander seed and Curacao orange peel.

Poppyland Cromer, Norfolk Freshes Creek 5.2% Style: Fruit/Speciality An orange-coloured sour beer made with Mosaic hops and Kolsch yeast with pronounced mouth-watering lactic acidity and fruity notes.

S&P Horsford, Norfolk Dennis


Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Rich amber bitter, with a well balanced malty sweetness, made with Amarillo hops.

S&P Horsford, Norfolk First Light


Style: Golden/Blonde Ale An all-American Cascade-hopped ale, gold coloured and very hoppy.

S&P Horsford, Norfolk Barrack Street Bitter 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Refreshing light amber ale, hopped with Goldings and Fuggles, with a gentle hop aroma and a malty biscuit flavour. CITY of ALE 2015


BEER list S&P Horsford, Norfolk Topaz Blonde


Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Topaz hops provide this golden beer with a fruity citrus aroma, grapefruit taste and a crisp, dry finish.

Shackleton Norwich, Norfolk Endurance 6.5% Style: Old/Strong A warming old ale with deep chocolatey flavours, rich malt, and added oranges for extra tang.

Shackleton Norwich, Norfolk Nimrod 5.2% Style: Old/Strong A full bodied ale, strong and slightly sweet, brewed with traditional English Fuggles and EKG hops for a round, hoppy finish.

Shackleton Norwich, Norfolk South! 4.5% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A light golden ale, with a refreshing citrus tang and aromatic hops giving a range of fruity flavours.


Shackleton Norwich, Norfolk e Boss 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A full-bodied red premium bitter, well balanced and with rich malt flavours and a light touch of hops for a lingering bitterness.

Shackleton Norwich, Norfolk Snuggery 4.3% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A rich golden ale with a slightly sweet malt character, heavily hopped with fruity Cascade hops.

Shackleton Norwich, Norfolk Centenary 3.7% Style: Pale Ale/IPA An easy-drinking session pale ale, bitter and lightly-hopped for a refreshing flavour.

Shortts Farm orndon, Suffolk Indie Ale 4.8% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A golden IPA with refreshing citrus fruit followed by a spicy and honey-like lingering bitter finish.

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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 Blondie 4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A balanced blonde bitter with refreshing fruity hops and biscuity malt flavours.

S&P to Taylor’s St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Ruby Red Ale 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A tawny red ale with subtle malt undertones and a distinctive spicy hop aroma from Cascade hops.

St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Organic Best Bitter 4.1% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Full-bodied organic best bitter with a distinctive fully-hopped character.

Shortts Farm orndon, Suffolk Strummer 3.8%

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

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A light, hoppy and easy-drinking bitter with a malty character and mellow hints of citrus to finish.

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

Shortts Farm orndon, Suffolk Two Tone 3.8% Style: Mild A rich dark mild with chocolate and biscuit malt flavours.

Shortts Farm orndon, Suffolk e Cure 3.6% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A traditional tawny English bitter, with biscuity malt flavours and a refreshing bitter end.

St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk India Pale Ale 5.5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA Full-bodied pale ale with a zesty character, traditionally highly hopped.

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 Beer 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 Mild 3.7% Style: Mild A classic example of a beer mild in hops but not in flavour; sweetness is balanced by bitter chocolate malt.

Stumptail Great Dunham Amber 4.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Traditional English ale with a rich roast grain balanced with Goldings hops.

Taylor’s Attleborough, Norfolk Stitched Up 4.7% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A pale ale using a single Maris Otter malt, with a single hop, Hallertauer Tradition, which contributes a slight earthy and grassy aroma.

Taylor’s Attleborough, Norfolk Remember Me 4.4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Copper-coloured premium bitter combining three malts, Maris Otter, dark crystal and Cara Red with a single hop Hallertauer Tradition.

Taylor’s Attleborough, Norfolk English Pale Ale 4% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A traditional pale ale with a modern twist, using East Kent Goldings and Fuggles, with Maris Otter malt.

St. Peter’s Bungay, Suffolk Organic Ale 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A delicate, clean, crisp, traditional English ale with a full citrus hop aftertaste. CITY of ALE 2015


BEER list

Taylor’s to Two Rivers

Taylor’s Attleborough, Norfolk Number One 3.9%

Tombstone Great Yarmouth Lone Rider 4.8%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A copper-coloured ale made with a blend of two traditional hops, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles.

Style: Mild Deep-ruby-coloured mild ale with a malty, caramel character.

Taylor's Attleborough, Norfolk Second Coming 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Well-balanced traditional English session bitter, single hopped with East Kent Goldings.

Tipples Salhouse, Norfolk Moonrocket 5% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A traditional, strong pale ale with a hoppy aroma, a clean, crisp flavour and dry, citrusy notes.

Tipples Salhouse, Norfolk Redhead 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A traditional bitter, reddish/amber in colour, with a slightly nutty malt flavour along with a solid hoppy aroma.

Tipples Salhouse, Norfolk Lady Evelyn 4.1% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A very pale, straw-coloured, lightbodied ale with a long, dryish finish, and a floral hop aroma.

Tipples Salhouse, Norfolk Aurous 4% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale, smooth, with a clean fruity hop finish.

Tipples Salhouse, Norfolk Longshore 3.6% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A light, easy-drinking session bitter, pale-amber in colour and hopped to give a light, fresh finish.

Tombstone Great Yarmouth Big Nose Kate 5.2% Style: Old/Strong Ruby-coloured ale, malty and fruity with a subtle passion fruit taste.

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Tombstone Great Yarmouth Stagecoach 4.4% Style: Old/Strong Smooth dark malty ale with a hint of liquorice.

Tombstone Great Yarmouth Gunslinger 4.3% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden hoppy ale with a nutty caramel flavour.

Tombstone Great Yarmouth Texas Jack 4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Ruby ale with a smooth delicate plum flavour.

Tombstone Great Yarmouth Arizona 3.9% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A light, refreshing amber ale with a twist of citrus.

Tombstone Great Yarmouth Leopard Ale 3.7% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Light and refreshing session bitter with lemon and orange notes.

Two Rivers Denver, Norfolk Norfolk Stoat 5.8% Style: Porter/Stout Dark oatmeal stout, full flavoured, mellow and creamy.

Two Rivers Denver, Norfolk Hares Hopping 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Refreshing light amber-coloured best bitter with a distinctive late bitterness and a dry finish.

Two Rivers Kiwi Kick

Denver, Norfolk


Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Golden ale with a hop aroma and a New Zealand hop finish.



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Two Rivers to Wolf

Two Rivers Denver, Norfolk Miners Mild 3.7%

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Cloudburst 3.7%

Style: Mild Easy-drinking tawny mild with a malty character and a light finish with dark chocolate notes.

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Chestnut-coloured session ale made with Maris Otter pale and crystal malts and Styrian hops.

Waveney Earsham, Norfolk Welterweight 4.2%

Winter’s Norwich, Norfolk Mild 3.6%

Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Golden-amber in colour; 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, deep-goldencoloured 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 to give a roasted flavour with a hint of liquorice.

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 session bitter with a gentle mix of hops, malt and bitterness. CITY of ALE 2015

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

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Grandma’s Rich Porter 5% Style: Porter/Stout Deep, dark and rich porter made with East Anglian pale and chocolate malts infused with hops and cloves.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Granny Wouldn’t Like It!!! 4.8% Style: Old/Strong Dark-red, rich and fruity beer with a complex mix of flavours.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Woild Moild 4.8% Style: Mild A rich and fruity traditional Norfolk mild with lots of chocolate malt.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Mad Wolf 4.7% Style: Old/Strong Smooth, malty dark ale.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Black Wolf 4.6% Style: Mild Well-balanced traditional dark mild with a slightly fruity aftertaste.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Silver Fox 4.6% Style: Pale Ale/IPA A refreshingly zesty grapefruitflavoured beer with a bitter aftertaste and a citrus finish.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Sirius Dog Star 4.4% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Fruity red ale, lightly hopped with American Galena and Cluster. 43

Open from Midday Everyday Fresh home cooked food to be found on our bar and specials menus Ever changing selection of local ales and fifty whiskies to be sampled

Beer, Cider and Music Festival May 22nd - 25th Over fifty real ales and ciders available, Friday night headliners ‘The Loving Handful’ supported by a fantastic array of music throughout the weekend, and the Green Dragon barbecue will be fired up every day. Come down to the Green Dragon and join the bank holiday fun! Check our website and Facebook page to stay updated through the summer.

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BEER list Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Lupus Lupus 4.2% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Unique-flavoured blonde ale using fruity hops, malt and barley.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Wolf Ale 3.9% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Copper-coloured ale with bite. Golding and Challenger hops combined with local malt make a full-bodied brew.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Edith Cavell 3.7% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A hoppy thirst-quenching beer with a fruity finish.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Golden Jackal 3.7% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale A hoppy, thirst-quenching, golden session bitter, with a flowery nose and slightly citrus aftertaste.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Lavender Honey 3.7% Style: Golden/Blonde Ale Honey infused with lavender is added to give this beer a delicate flavour.

Wolf Attleborough, Norfolk Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing 3.7% Style: Mild Traditional Norfolk mild with a malty aroma and fruity undertones, lightly hopped with Fuggles and Goldings.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Admiral's Reserve 5% Style: Old/Strong A complex, dark-chestnut-coloured beer with sweet fruit flavours.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick NOG 4.6% Style: Old/Strong Smooth, rich and rounded old ale with hints of chocolate, treacle and liquorice.

Wolf to Yetman’s Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Royal Norfolks’ Ale 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A full-bodied and well-balanced ale, made with all UK-sourced ingredients, with an aroma of rich fruit.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Bure Gold 4.3% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter An aromatic golden ale with aromas of citrus fruit, underpinned by malty sweetness complemented by hoppy bitterness.

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.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Wherry 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of sweet malt.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Mardler’s 3.5% Style: Mild A traditional East Anglian mild, delicate, with sweet roasted malts and a low hopping rate.

Yetman’s Holt, Norfolk Orange 4.2% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter A dry, full-flavoured and hoppy beer made with Fuggles and Goldings hops.

Yetman’s Holt, Norfolk Red 3.8% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Hoppy and dry, Whitbread Golding hops provide a fruity bitterness.

Woodforde’s Woodbastwick Nelson’s Revenge 4.5% Style: Bitter/Best Bitter Premium beer with rich floral aromas and sweet Norfolk malt. CITY of ALE 2015


REGULAR EVENTS e below events are on every day over the festival.

For late additions check out

Rare & Eclectic Locale Festival @ Murderers

Thursday 21st May

Start: 10.00 | End: 23.00 Up to 50 ales available on both gravity and handpump with around 20 ales always available during the festival.

England v Sri Lanka @ Eaton Cottage & Murderers

Mini Beer Festival @ King’s Arms Start: 11.00 | End: 23.30 Over a dozen real ales plus ciders both local and from further afield. Something for everyone’s taste.

Showcase Beer Festival @ Eagle Start: 12.00 | End: 23.30 (this event runs 21st - 25th May) Showcase Beer Festival featuring 16+ ales from 4 local breweries plus some guests.

Summer Beer Festival @ Vine Start: 11.00 | End: 23.00 (this event runs 25th - 30th May) Ales with a summer flavour all on gravity.

Ale Festival 2015 @ Lamb Inn

Start: 11.00 | End: 18.30 Daily coverage of the first test from Lord’s.

VIP Launch Party (by invitation) @ Narthex Start: 15.30 | End: 18.00 VIP Launch with the Lord Mayor, the Sheriff, Roger Protz, publicans, brewers, Norwich CAMRA & City of Ale organisers. Strictly by Invitation Only.

Launch Night @ York Tavern Start: 16.00 | End: 23.00 An introduction to our range of ales for the festival

Curry Night @ Belle Vue Start: 17.00 | End: 21.00 A selection of curries, some traditional and some of our chef ’s own recipes, accompanied with pakoras and bhajis.

Start: 11.30 | End: 00.30 15 beers on stillage from Adnams, Lacons, Humpty Dumpty, Wolf, Panther, Brancaster and Green Jack.

Curry Night @ Buck Inn

2nd Annual Scottish Invasion! @ Fat Cat

Combo Meal Deal @ Virtuoso

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 40 Scottish Ales from 17 Scottish Breweries

Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Order any Combo meal during City of Ale for only £10 (usually £14). Advance bookings only.

Start: 17.00 | End: 21.00 A selection of curries served with naan bread and rice.

Wild Beer Takeover @ Virtuoso Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 Up to 12 beers from internationally acclaimed Wild Beer Co

Official Launch Party @ Narthex

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 Over 20 golden beers from Norfolk’s finest breweries

Start: 18.30 | End: 23.00 Join City of Ale organisers, publicans, brewers, Norwich CAMRA members and beer writers in a celebration of local beer and brewing. Ticket price of £5 (plus admin charge) includes free souvenir glass and first pint of beer.

Local Breweries Pop-up Shop @ Jubilee

Live Blues from Andre de Moller @ Murderers Arms

Start: 12.00 | End: 23.00 Beers, breweriana and other goodies on sale from a bevy of local breweries!

Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 e blues-playing barrister returns to Norwich for a great night of FREE blues, brought to you by Fine City Blues.

20 Golden Greats Beer Festival @ Wig & Pen

Fish & Chips & Ale @ Angel Gardens Start: 12.00 | End: 21.00 Cod or plaice and chips and a pint of ale ONLY £8.95

The Walnut Jazz Night @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 20.30 | End: 22.30 Weekly Jazz Jam.

YIPEE IPA Festival! @ Rose Inn Start: 15.00 | End: 23.00 Alongside beers from our favourite local breweries we will be running the YIPEE IPA festival – awesome IPAs from all over!

The Dirty Burger BBQ @ Plough Start: 18.00 (15.00 at weekends) | End: 22.00 e home of the ‘Dirty Burger’ come and try our home made burgers, flamed grilled over our special charcoal grill. 48

Lee Vasey @ Eaton Cottage Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 A living Norwich musical legend.

Traditional Folk Music @ Gatehouse Start: 20.30 Jam session – anything between 10 – 30 people! CITY of ALE 2015


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Friday 22nd May Test Match Cricket – England v New Zealand @ Murderers Arms Start: 11.00 | End: 18.30

Pie Day Friday! @ Beehive Start: 12.00 A selection of mouth watering locally made pies available all day to accompany your City of Ale Beers.

(and books about beer!) as well as offering tastings of some of their favourite regional brews. Tickets £5 available from Customer Services or call 01603 660661. Tickets are redeemable against a purchase of books or beer on the night!

Fem.Ale Launch Party @ Plasterers Arms Start: 19.00 Celebrate the start of the City of Ale festival with beer cocktails, fabulous Brewster brews and live music and DJs

Aunty Sue’s Cock Preview @ Belle Vue

Start: 12.00 | End: 14.30 2 main courses or 1 sharing platter for £10.

Start: 19.00 | End: 23.00 Featuring Montage of Bare Fist & e Who’es of the Rose! Drinking, dancing and dress up, a night of fun! Dress code: Tribe of Oddness.

Summer BBQ @ Duke of Wellington

Acoustic Music Night @ York Tavern

Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Burgers, Hotdogs, Spicy Chicken and much more, with garnish and sauces etc. All in the lovely garden!

Start: 19.30 | End: 22.00 Differential presents an acoustic showcase of local artists

Lunch Offer @ Virtuoso

Live Music – The Dirigibles @ Rose Inn An Evening of Books & Beer @ Jarrolds Start: 18.30 Roger Protz and Adrian Tierney-Jones will talk about beer

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Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 If you like Squeeze, REM, Elvis Costello, e Specials, Talking Heads, Paul’ll love e Dirigibles


EVENTS DIARY The Vagaband @ Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Brewsters’ Discussion Panel @ Plasterers Arms

Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 A tremendous 8-piece band inc. fiddle, mandolin, pedal-steel guitar, clarinet, flügelhorn and piano.

Start: 16.00 A discussion panel including Lizzie Ellis from Horncastle Ales, Alix Shaw from Hop Stuff Brewery and Jane Peyton too, telling us what it’s like being a woman in the beer industry.

Combo Meal Deal @ Virtuoso Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Order any Combo meal for £10. Advance bookings only.

Vic Salter Live @ Gatehouse Start: 20.30 A one man band of all genres!

The Mean Eyed Katz @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 21.00 | End: midnight

Saturday 23rd May Brewers’ Market @ The Forum Start: 10.00 | End: 16.00 Come and meet local brewers offering a wide variety of local ales to try and buy.

Test Match Cricket – England v New Zealand @ Murderers Arms Start: 11.00 | End: 18.30

Fat Cat Fun Bus @ Fat Cat, Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Fat Cat & Canary Start: 12.00 | End: 18.00 Travel in style between e Fat Cat Pub, Fat Cat Brewery Tap and Fat Cat & Canarys. £5 for a day ticket.

Summer BBQ @ Duke of Wellington Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Burgers, Hotdogs, Spicy Chicken and much more, with garnish and sauces etc. All in the lovely garden!

Pony Up DJs @ Plasterers Arms Start: 20.00 Saturday night we’ll be starting up the party again with DJs, dancing and beers from brewsters across the country.

DJ Furious Jim @ Lamb Inn Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 Join us in the courtyard for a range of funk, soul and Motown hits from our resident house DJ. Free entry.

Live Music from Dulcet Tones @ Murderers Arms Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Relax in the comfortable surroundings of e Murderers Music Lounge - FREE ENTRY.

The Hedge Monkeys Skiffle Troupe @ Rose Inn Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Rose beer festival favourites who always deliver fantastic entertainment with their ’21st Century Skiffle’!

Peter “Kiwi” Keegan @ Gatehouse Combo Meal Deal @ Virtuoso Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Order any Combo meal for £10. Advance bookings only.

Start: 20.30 With seven decades of performing, Pete is one of few first generation skiffle & blues musicians in the east of England.

Lunch Offer @ Virtuoso

Lollard’s Party Night @ Lollards Pit

Start: 12.00 | End: 14.30 2 main courses or 1 sharing platter for £10.

Start: 21.00 | End: 01.00 Fancy a lively party night? Music from across the decades to suit all tastes.

Book signing & beer tasting @ Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 12.00 Adrian Tierney-Jones and Roger Protz discuss their book Britain’s Beer Revolution with a selection of beers.

BBQ Garden Party @ York Tavern Start: 13.00 Our extensive beer garden hosts the first BBQ of the year.

Cheese and Beer tasting with Jane Peyton @ Plasterers Arms Start: 14.00 Join us for a tasting of delicious local cheeses and Brewster beers with beer writer and journalist Jane Peyton. £9 pp.


Lisa Marie @ Angel Gardens Start: 21.00 | End: midnight Very versatile singer, with a huge repertoire , covering all types of music from the 50s up to now.

Stone Pony @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 21.00 | End: midnight West Norfolk Blues and Rock Band.

Sunday 24th May Everything Ale Sunday Roast @ Eagle Start: 10.00 | End: 20.00 Serving a our Sunday Roast Menu with a twist, all lunch options will have Local Ale incorporated into them. CITY of ALE 2015

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th May Big Sports Sunday @ Murderers Arms

BBQ Party @ Buck Inn

Start: 11.00 | End: 19.30 Test Match Cricket – England v New Zealand 11.00 – 18.30, Monaco Grand Prix 13.00 – 15.00, Last Day of the Premier League Season Starts 14.30 and League One Playoff Final 17.00 – 19.30.

Start: 14.00 | End: 20.00 A burger and a pint only £6.

Fat Cat Fun Bus @ Fat Cat, Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Fat Cat & Canary Start: 12.00 | End: 18.00 Travel in style between e Fat Cat Pub, Fat Cat Brewery Tap and Fat Cat & Canary. £5 for a day ticket including free 1/2 pint.

Meet the Brewster – Jo C’s Ales @ Plasterers Arms Start: 15.00 Meet-the-brewster and tasting with Jo Coubrough.

Meet the Brewer – Lacons @ Compleat Angler Start: 15.00 | End: 18.00 Join us as we welcome multi-award-winning Brewer Wil Wood from Lacons for an afternoon of ales and craft beers

Elmtree Beers Open Day @ Elmtree Brewery

Summer BBQ @ Duke of Wellington

Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Visit Elmtree Beers Brewery on the City of Ale bus. Brewery Tour, Beer Tastings with our Brewer. Pick up outside the City Hall at 12 noon. Booking essential, please call brewery on 01953 887065 to book.

Start: 15.00 | End: 19.00 Burgers and more. All in the lovely garden!

Sunday Roast Trail Deal @ Angel Gardens Start: 12.00 | End: 20.00 Sunday Roast – 10% discount for all on the trail.

Start: 15.00 | End: 18.00 Amazing Norfolk based Funk, Soul, Rhythm and Blues band.

Live music with Meg Bays, Connor Mullally & Mickey Flynn @ Eagle Start: 16.00

Lunch Offer @ Virtuoso Start: 12.00 | End: 14.30 2 main courses or 1 sharing platter for £10.

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.

Homecooked and speciality meals Special Meal Deal for the duration of the City of Ale Festival - Cod or Plaice Fillet, Chips and Mushy Peas with a pint of ale - £8.95!

Up to NINE reasonably priced Real Ales and TWO real ciders Live Music on Saturdays

Sunday Lunches served between 12-8 Bookings advisable

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The Collective Live Band @ Fat Cat Brewery Tap

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Bank Holiday Sunday Funday @ York Tavern Start: 16.00 | End: midnight Enjoy the extended opening hours and the joy of not having to work the next day.

EVENTS DIARY The Jacks @ Ribs of Beef Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Rocking covers, a fun and lively band!

Ubermodo @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Like a southern fried Phoenix, Ubermodo has risen from the ashes of Elton Goodlady and Iron Sun to preach the gospel of no-nonsense, hard rocking, rhythm & blues to the world.

Beer, BBQ & Brains @ Wig & Pen Start: 17.00 | End: 22.00 Beer festival all day. Barbecue 5-8pm. Quiz 8-10pm

The Bunkadoos & BBQ @ King’s Head Start: 17.00 A great cover band of some real classics, BBQ in the garden.

City Of Ale Bingo @ Lollards Pit Start: 18.00 | End: 20.00 Billy’s Bingo with added ale. £1 per game, prizes and cash up for grabs. Probably more fun than Mecca!

Sunday Blues @ Plasterers Arms Start: 18.00 Awesome live music from a female fronted blues band.

Dove & Boweevil @ Belle Vue Start: 18.30 | End: 20.30 A blues duet full of hip wiggling rhythm and harmonic tones.

Poker @ King’s Arms Start: 20.00 Try your hand against some of our regular players. £5 entry – winner takes all.

Monday 25th May Free Pool @ Belle Vue Start: 11.00 | End: 22.30 Free pool all Bank Holiday Monday at the Belle Vue!

Test Match Cricket – England v New Zealand @ Murderers Arms Start: 11.00 | End: 18.30

Thai Starters with Locale Tasters @ Vine Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Six delicious ai starters with four Locale tasters (shot glasses). Only £6.95 Lunchtime only. Enchant your taste buds!

The Science of Beer @ Plasterers Arms Start: 13.00 Join us for talks from female beer experts on how they use their degrees in science to produce their amazing range of beers. It’s not drinking. It’s SCIENCE. 52

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Sunday 24th May - Wednesday 27th May Bank Holiday Bonus @ Lollards Pit

Barefoot Records presents… @ Plasterers Arms

Start: 14.00 | End: 23.00 Get your book stamped or code scanned and receive £1 off your 1st pint of ale.

Start: 19.00 e best low fi pop and delicious acoustic music from Norwich.

Poker Night @ York Tavern Thai Curry + Rice + Local Pint = £10 @ Vine Start: 17.00 | End: 19.00 ai curry and rice plus a local pint for just £10.

Start: 19.00 | End: 23.00 Winner takes all Texas holdem competition

Cocktail Night @ Wildman Championship Play-off Final @ Murderers Arms Start: 17.00 | End: 19.30

Start: 19.00 2 Cocktails for £10 between 7-9pm

Charity Bank Holiday Pub Quiz @ Eagle

Food/Beer Matching @ Virtuoso

Start: 18.30 £1 per person entry with teams limited to 6.

Start: 20.00 4 x 1/3 pints of beer matched with items from our menu for only £10. Advance tickets only. Go to and click on the events link to book.

Fem.Ale Pub Quiz @ Plasterers Arms Start: 20.00 QUIZTERIA, a pub quiz with a FEM.ALE twist, smashing sexist slurs of the past and celebrating great women of history.

Jazz Jam at the Tap @ Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 Norwich Jazz Jam featuring Lee Vasey and Friends. Open to those wanting to come along to sing and / or play.

Tuesday 26th May Thai Starters with Locale Tasters @ Vine Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Six delicious ai starters with four Locale tasters (shot glasses). Only £6.95 Lunchtime only. Enchant your taste buds!

Free Pool @ Lollards Pit

Brendo’s Big Quiz @ Rumsey Wells Start: 20.00 | End: 22.00 Weekly quiz with pies for prizes!

Quiz Night @ Belle Vue Start: 20.30 | End: 22.30 Boozy prizes! Bonus question is the cash pot. £1 entry. We will be hoping to raise money for e Nic Hawker Walk Free charity.

Quiz Night @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 20.30 | End: 22.30 Teams up to 4 people. Free Entry. Prize £20 of Bar/Food credit

Wednesday 27th May

Start: 14.00 | End: 23.00 Free Pool Table and with all those spare £1 coins why not sample a few pints!

Thai Starters with Locale Tasters @ Vine

Thai Curry + Rice + Local Pint = £10 @ Vine

Thai Curry + Rice + Local Pint = £10 @ Vine

Start: 17.00 | End: 19.00 Fragrant ai curry and rice plus a local pint for just £10.

T BONE Tuesdays @ Reindeer Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 A celebration of native breed British beef. With 3 + cuts of beef including two sirloins for £25.

Norfolk Beer & Norfolk Cheese Pairing with Wolf Brewery @ Eagle Start: 18.00 @ £3 per person. Limited spaces

Boardgames Club @ Ribs of Beef Start: 19.00 An amazing range of games to play, observe and learn.

Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Six ai starters with four Locale tasters (shot glasses). £6.95

Start: 17.00 | End: 19.00 Fragrant ai curry and rice plus a local pint for just £10.

Win a Lambic Brew Experience @ Reindeer Start: 17.00 | End: 23.00 Pop in for a pint in the evening and be entered into a prize draw for a free ticket to witness a traditional lambic brew at Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech. Just request a ticket at the bar.

Live Brew + Meet the Brewer @ Rumsey Wells Start: 18.00 | End: midnight Join us and Belinda Jennings from Adnams for a celebration of Adnams beers old and new. Including a live brew. Ticket Only. Please enquire for details.

Ale Night @ York Tavern Start: 18.00 | End: 23.00 Come try this week’s range of ales

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EVENTS DIARY Burger & Pint @ Wildman

Mexican Night @ Belle Vue

Start: 18.00 | End: 21.00 Burger and a Pint for £10

Start: 17.00 | End: 21.00 Our twist on Mexican classics ranging from nachos, tacos, chillis, enchiladas and more. Veggie options available.

Europa League Final @ Murderers Arms Start: 19.00 | End: 23.00

Thai Curry + Rice + Local Pint = £10 @ Vine

Morris Dancing with Kemps Men @ Wig & Pen

Start: 17.00 | End: 19.00 Fragrant ai curry and rice plus a local pint for just £10.

Start: 19.00 | End: 21.00 Kemp’s Men dance a wide mixture of Cotswold Morris.

Win a Lambic Brew Experience @ Reindeer

Wolf and Cheese Night @ Ribs of Beef Start: 19.30 Your chance to match 6 different cheeses with 6 beers!!! £2.50 per person

Meet the Brewers – Norfolk Brewhouse & Poppyland @ Vine Start: 19.30 Meet Martin Warren from Poppyland and David Holliday from Norfolk Brewhouse.

Free Tasting Session @ Whalebone Start: 19.30 A local customer will be hosting a free tasting session of locally produced ales as part of her credits to being a Beer Sommelier!

City of Ale Quiz @ Lollards Pit Start: 20.00 | End: 21.00 Liam’s Pub Quiz, £1 per person, max 6 per team.

Quiz Night @ King’s Arms Start: 20.00 A very popular quiz night with some different rounds. Are you up to the challenge?

Norfolk Blues Society @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 20.30 | End: 23.30 Monthly Blues Jam with special guests.

City of Ale Quiz NIght @ Beehive Start: 21.00 | End: 22.30 Quiz night with a City of Ale focus, free entry, max 5 per team

Irish Folk Music @ Gatehouse Start: 21.00

Thursday 28th May Thai Starters with Locale Tasters @ Vine Start: 12.00 | End: 15.00 Six delicious ai starters with four Locale tasters (shot glasses). Only £6.95 Lunchtime only. Enchant your taste buds!

Start: 17.00 | End: 23.00 Pop in for a pint in the evening and be entered into a prize draw to witness a traditional lambic brew at Elgood’s Brewery.

Combo Meal Deal @ Virtuoso Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Any Combo meal for only £10. Advance bookings only.

Meet the Brewer – Lacons @ Sir Garnet Start: 19.30 Wil (head Brewer) is with us to lead a discussion and talk about the rise of Lacons and their range of beers with tastings and samples. e second half will be discussing home brewing. Spaces limited, booking recommended. Meet the Brewer – Humpty Dumpty Brewery @ Eagle Start: 19.30 Meet one of the Humpty Dumpty Brewers. No entry fee Charity Quiz Night @ Buck Inn Start: 19.30 Quiz in support of the Hamlet Centre. Meet the Brewer – Woodforde’s @ Ribs of Beef Start: 20.00 Bruce Ash the Beer Sommelier takes you through 6 beers and a fun quiz with prizes. Live Blues from Woody Mann @ Murderers Arms Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 World renowned blues/jazz artiste, born in New York City. £5.00 Entry Fee Gareth’s Big Fat Cat Tap – City of Ale BEER Quiz! @ Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 An epic battle of wit and wisdom with questions about BEER! £1pp, Max Teams of 8 people, Free Nibbles. The Walnut Jazz Night @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 20.30 | End: 22.30 Weekly Jazz Jam Lee Vasey @ Eaton Cottage Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 A living Norwich musical legend.

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Wednesday 27th May - Friday 29th May Friday 29th May CAMRA champion cask beers of Norfolk @ Plasterers Arms Start: 12.00 | End: 01.00 All of the award winning beers from this year’s CAMRA tasting panel will be on tap. Try the best Norfolk has to offer.

Pie Day Friday! @ Beehive Start: 12.00 A selection of ocally made pies available all day.

Beer & Food Matching @ Reindeer Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Sample a set menu with each course matched with a one of our 50+ beers from the bar.

Atomic Band + BBQ @ Lamb Inn Start: 19.30 | End: 22.30 Come and enjoy a beer, a burger and a band with us at the Lamb in our beautiful courtyard.

Meet the Brewer – St Peters @ Sir Garnet

Start: 17.00 | End: 18.00 Come and meet one of the brewers from Adnams brewery.

Start: 19.30 Head Brewer from St Peters. A blind tasting and quiz will be the second half of the night with lots of St Peters beer and goodies to be won! Spaces limited so booking recommended.

Lunch Offer @ Virtuoso

Friday 45s @ Rumsey Wells

Meet the Brewer – Adnams @ Lamb Inn

Start: 12.00 | End: 14.30 2 main courses or 1 sharing platter for £10.

Combo Meal Deal @ Virtuoso Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Any Combo meal for only £10. Advance bookings only.

Spanish Night @ Buck Inn Start: 17.30 A selection of tapas, paella, Spanish wines and beer from £4.

Start: 20.00 | End: 01.00 A selection of strictly vinyl 45s only from DJ Chrome + Just 1

The Tesla Jets @ York Tavern Start: 20.00 | End: 23.00 e Tesla Jets plus local support

Live Music – The Misfit Collective @ Rose Inn Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 A trio of banjo-strumming, bass-twanging gentlemen.

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EVENTS DIARY Saturday 30th May - Sunday 31st May The Hal Wrayzer Combo @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 21.00 | End: midnight A fast and loud Rockabilly Band.

Saturday 30th May CAMRA champion cask beers of Norfolk @ Plasterers Arms Start: 12.00 | End: 01.00 Try the best that Norfolk has to offer.

Belle Vue BBQ & FA Cup Final @ Belle Vue Start: 13.00 | End: 21.00 A selection of bbq delights and the FA Cup Final.

Lunch Offer @ Virtuoso Start: 12.00 | End: 14.30 2 main courses or 1 sharing platter for £10.

Phill Male @ Angel Gardens Start: 21.00 | End: midnight Egypt @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 21.00 | End: midnight

Sunday 31st May Sunday Roast Trail Deal @ Angel Gardens Start: 12.00 | End: 20.00 Sunday Roast – 10% discount for all on the trail. CAMRA champion cask beers of Norfolk @ Plasterers Arms Start: 12.00 | End: 01.00 Elmtree Brewery Tour (by Vintage Bus) @ Kings Head Start: 12.00 | End: 17.00 Enjoy a journey on the City of Ale Eastern Transport Collection’s Vintage Bus to Elmtree Brewery in Snetterton.

Combo Meal Deal @ Virtuoso Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Any Combo meal for only £10. Advance bookings only.

BBQ Party @ Buck Inn Start: 14.00 | End: 20.00 A burger and a pint only £6.

Summer BBQ @ Duke of Wellington Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00

FA Cup Final @ King’s Arms, York Tavern, Murderers Arms Start: 17.00 Beer & Food Matching @ Reindeer Start: 18.00 | End: 22.00 Rock Garden @ Virtuoso Start: 20.00 Live Music from Hayley Moyses BritGrass Three @ Murderers Arms Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Authentic, and unique take on Blue Grass – FREE ENTRY. Highway47 @ Eaton Cottage Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Our resident rhythm and blues band.

Lunch Offer @ Virtuoso Start: 12.00 | End: 14.30 2 main courses or 1 sharing platter for £10. Woodforde’s Tap Takeover @ Jubilee Pizzas served 1pm – 6pm. Pub Quiz at 5pm Woodforde’s comes to e Jubilee bringing six cask ales, with pizzas from the Proper Pizza Co. #WFtaptakeover Meet the Brewer – Humpty Dumpty @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 15.00 | End: 17.00 Meet the brewer taster session with Humpty Dumpty brewery. Jerusalem Food From Ruth’s Kitchen @ Leopard Start: 15.00 | End: 18.00 Jerusalem street food Ruth’s Kitchen. Murphy’s Lore Band! @ Fat Cat Brewery Tap Start: 15.00 | End: 18.00 Closing Night @ York Tavern Start: 16.00 | End: 22.00 Highway47 @ Ribs of Beef Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Authentic blues from the greats such as Muddy Waters. The Rockin Devils @ Walnut Tree Shades Start: 17.00 | End: 20.00 Blues, Jazz and Rock n Roll from the 40s to the 90s.

James Veira @ Rose Inn Start: 20.30 | End: 23.00 Soulful Rock from the beautiful voice of James Veira

Billy’s Bingo @ Lollards Pit Start: 18.00 | End: 20.00

Vic Salter Live @ Gatehouse Start: 20.30

Barrel of Laughs Comedy @ Murderers Arms Start: 19.30 | End: 22.00 Come and see the comedy stars of the future. FREE ENTRY

Lollard’s Party Night @ Lollards Pit Start: 21.00 | End: 01.00 Music from across the decades to suit all.

Poker @ King’s Arms Start: 20.00


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e Launch Party and beermats are sponsored by Loka, a brand new app for Norfolk that delivers offers, events and rewards to your phone - as you shop on the high street.

ere are few things that say “Celebration!” as delightfully as bunting, and this year we have 500 meters of it, sponsored by Alan Boswell Group (ABG). ABG are a Top 20 Independent Insurance Broker* and one of the Eastern Region’s largest Financial Planners. With more than 17 years’ experience arranging insurance for the pub and brewery industry, the relationship with the City of Ale Festival is a natural fit with ABG and an opportunity to build closer ties with the licensed trade in Norwich.

Loka is proud to be sponsoring Norwich City of Ale and has been working with many of the participating pubs and breweries throughout the month of May to share news of their exclusive events, beers available and donations to the City of Ale’s chosen charity e Hamlet Centre… plus much more! Check out Loka in action in selected pubs and on the City of Ale bus! Take advantage of offers and rewards you might otherwise miss - Loka does the searching for you, and stores them ready for when you want them, keeping your wallet free of paper. Loka sends offers, events and more to your phone when you're nearby, so you can save money without interrupting your schedule. Download Loka by visiting your app store. Available on Android and iOS now.

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All of the Group’s insurance operations have achieved Chartered Insurance Broker status, a title held by fewer than 200 broking firms across the UK. e company employs over 220 staff and is highly regarded in the region, with exceptionally high customer service satisfaction levels. To find out more about Alan Boswell Group services visit the website below, or to discuss your needs call 01603 218000. Look out for the bunting at the Launch Party, the Brewers’ Market and in the 45 pubs participating in City of Ale this year. *Source – Insurance Age Top 100 Independent Brokers, 2014




A Maids Head B Take 5 C Mr Postles’ D Wildman

A Virtuoso B Cottage C Marlborough Arms D Fat Cat Brewery Tap E Whalebone F Angel Gardens G Duke of Wellington

E Walnut Tree Shades F Lamb G Murderers


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A Reindeer B Micawbers C Plough D Rumsey Wells E Vine F Sir Garnet

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A Adam & Eve B Wig & Pen C Ribs of Beef D Kings Head E Plasterers Arms F Leopard


A Beehive B Eaton Cottage C York Tavern D Eagle E Trafford Arms F King’s Arms G Rose Inn


A Gatehouse B Fat Cat C Belle Vue D Earlham Arms E Georgian Townhouse F Coach & Horses (Bethel)


A Buck Inn B Fat Cat and Canary C Coach & Horses (Thorpe) D

Jubilee E Lollards Pit F Compleat Angler

ALE TRAILS Stamp sheet is year there are seven different City of Ale 2015 lapel pin badges to collect, colourcoded for each trail. You can either use the collection stamp sheet or complete each trail on the Discover Norwich App - free to download.

lock all the pubs on one single trail. Claim your badge in person from the highlighted pub (in Green) for that trail. (Only one badge per person per trail, name and address required). *Only available while stocks last Ale trails sponsored by Stamps Direct. For those of you with Smartphones here is a QR and link to all the trails marked up on Google Maps

Either collect a stamp from each pub when you visit or use the app to unlock each pub on a trail using the pub QR code. (Please don’t use a mixture of both!) To receive a lapel pin badge*, collect all the stamps/un-



Eaton Cottage

York Tavern


Trafford Arms

King’s Arms

Rose Inn


Maids Head

Take 5

Mr Postles’


Walnut Tree Shades

Lamb Inn

Murderers Arms

EARLHAM Gatehouse

Fat Cat

Belle Vue

Earlham Arms

Georgian Townhouse

Coach & Horses (Bethel)


Rumsey Wells


Sir Garnet

Coach & Horses


Lollards Pit

Compleat Angler

Kings Head

Plasterers Arms




Micawbers Tavern


Buck Inn

Fat Cat & Canary


Adam & Eve

Wig & Pen





Ribs of Beef

Marlborough Arms

Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Whale bone

Angel Gardens

Duke of Wellington

Norwich City of Ale Guide 2015  

This city-wide event is now in its fifth year! Contains all the beer and event listings plus pub and brewery information.