The Fringe 2018

The Fringe Festival, running alongside the Great British Beer Festival Winter and during the whole month of February, is a fantastic opportunity for us, and Norwich in general, to show off the range of pubs all around the City, and also give you an opportunity to explore them.  You may join the organised pub trails  or take your own route and visit the Fringe pubs at your leisure, either way, you can enter the Treasure Trail to win £100 of beer!

Each pubs will also be offering different events, from pie and porters pairing, to tap takeovers and featured brewers – see below for details of pubs and their events.

If fine dining is more your thing, local Beer Sommelier Cheryl Cade, the Maids Head Hotel, and a selection of local breweries are presenting a three-course evening menu pairing with different local beers on Sunday 18th February – don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy fine local food and beer!

Whatever you decide to do, we’re sure you will enjoy it, and please join us in thanking the hard-working publicans and breweries for making Norwich the City of Real Ale it is!

 

Earlham Arms 2

The Earlham Arms

Our aim has always been simple; to open a great traditional pub in one of the city’s best locations where everyone is welcome to enjoy great food, a friendly atmosphere accompanied by some exceptional beers and traditional ales.
Our extensive Tap Room includes over 6 real ales from the ever popular Adnams to guest ales including Norfolk Kiwi from Barsham Brewery, St Peters, Lacons and many more.
Head Chef Mike Smith and his team create a range of gastronomic delights, including pub classics such as our local ale battered fish of the day and butchers pork sausage with ale gravy. Plus seasonal specials, crafted from produce grown and raised here in Norfolk.
EVENTS
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During the ‘Fringe Festival,’ the Earlham will be serving up a host of special ales. And in partnership with Barsham Brewery, all festival goers purchasing a pint of any Barsham Ale will be automatically entered into our prize draw to win a mini cask of Barsham Ale.
DETAILS
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41 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3AD
theearlhamarms.co.uk
01603 622993
whatpub.com/NOR/759
TheBlackHorse

The Black Horse

Norwich does a brilliant job of combining its rich, varied history with its progressive, innovative present and this balance is perfectly encapsulated in The Black Horse pub. Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle residential area, there has been a Public House on these premises for over 300 years and current owner Rose Hanson has kept this sense of tradition alive, maintaining the atmosphere of a quintessential country pub, while implementing a contemporary food menu and friendly, welcoming service.
A relaxed bar area serving a range of real ales on tap, bottled beers and a fine selection of wines is complemented by a restaurant-style dining area that’s perfect for everything from a quiet Sunday roast to a large family gathering.
Welcoming to canine companions, The Black Horse also boasts a beautiful terrace and garden, making it the perfect year-round pub for all occasions.
EVENTS
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MONTHLY COMEDY NIGHT
LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH 7.30-9.30pm
WEEKLY PUB QUIZ
EVERY MONDAY from 7pm
DETAILS
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50 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3DE
theblackhorsenorwich.com
01603 630880 / @blackhorseNR2
whatpub.com/NOR/762

 

lollards Pit

Lollards Pit

Lollard’s Pit is situated on a former execution site for heretics and other offenders in the 16th century, which is where the pub gets its current name from. Definitely one to visit if you like your history! Stocking up to 5 real ales from local breweries with occasion guest beers from further afield. Members of CAMRA with a valid membership card can get 10% off the price of a pint all day every day. Opening times during the winter season Monday to Friday from 4pm and weekends from 12pm.
EVENTS
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MONDAYS IN FEBRUARY
ALL PINTS OF ALE £2.50*
TUESDAYS IN FEBRUARY
PINT & POOL FREE POOL TABLE ALL DAY
WEDNESDAYS IN FEBRUARY
PUB QUIZ From 8pm / Max 6 per team / £1pp
THURSDAYS IN FEBRUARY
PIE & PINT £5.50*
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN FEBRUARY
FEATURED LOCAL BREWERIES
FEATURED PINTS £3*
2nd & 3rd Woodfordes / 9th & 10th Panther
16th & 17th Boudicca / 23rd & 24th Humpty Dumpty
SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY
BILLY’S BINGO From 6.30pm
*Terms and conditions apply to all events and all are subject to availability. *Camra 10% discount is excluded from any of these days. Please drink responsibly, ID may be requested as we operate a Challenge 25 policy.
DETAILS
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69-71 Riverside Road, Norwich, NR1 1SR
lollardspit.com
01603 624675
whatpub.com/NOR/682

 

The Kings Head

Welcome to Norwich’s permanent real ale festival.  The King’s Head is a friendly real ale pub located on Magdalen Street in the heart of Norwich’s vintage shopping district. An ever-changing selection of up to 14 real ales and ciders featuring local microbreweries and guests. Mild always available. Range of Belgian and continental bottles. No music, no television. No keg beers. Practicing the fine art of conversation since 2005. Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA POTY 2006, 2008 & 2017.
EVENTS
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EAST ANGLIAN BREWERIES SHOWCASE
For the month of February we are planning to source beers from many regional breweries we don’t regularly work with. We’ll aim always to have at least four showcase beers on at all times – one from each of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire – subject to stock, sales and handpump slots. We will also have some special high gravity beers on stillage during the Great British Beer Festival, Winter week.
BOUDICCA’S QUIZ NIGHT
TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY from 7.30pm (8pm Start)
Prizes of Boudicca beer will be up for grabs at the GBBFW Fringe quiz night so come on down to test your knowledge!
DETAILS
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42 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JE
kingsheadnorwich.com
01603 620468 / @kingshdnorwich
whatpub.com/NOR/81

The Leopard

A classic local corner pub with a variety of changing ales from breweries near and far. A cosy, welcoming atmosphere that caters for humans and furry fourlegged friends alike. We are open from midday until late seven days a week. We have a selection of filled rolls and bar snacks available, but feel free to order your food from a variety of local takeaway.
EVENTS
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LACONS TAP TAKE OVER
FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
We are going to the only pub in Norwich to have their festival beer on the pump.
DETAILS
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98-100 Bull Close Road, Norwich, NR3 1NQ
01603 631111 / @LeopardNorwich
whatpub.com/NOR/818
The Red Lion IS

The Red Lion

An attractive riverside pub situated at the end of the oldest bridge in Norwich. It is in easy reach of the railway station and buses.
The pub has a large horseshoe shaped bar and a choice of up to six real ales. There is a conservatory, which overlooks the picturesque River Wensum, and launching facilities are available.
EVENTS
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Keep an eye on the Red Lion Norwich Facebook for events and offers during the festival at facebook.com/redlionnorwich.
DETAILS
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79 Bishopgate, Norwich, NR1 4AA
redlionnorwich.com
01603 620154 / @redlionnorwich
whatpub.com/NOR/718

 

The Rose ext

The Rose

The Rose sits proud on the corner of Queens Rd & City Rd and is run by Dawn and Carl who both have a passion for pubs and excellent beer. The Rose specialises in craft beer and ale with an ever-changing range of cask ales produced by innovative and exciting breweries. The Rose is relaxed and comfortable and serves food daily. Dogs are very welcome as are humans who want to ‘drink extraordinary’ with us.
EVENTS
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PIE & PORTER FESTIVAL
WEDS 14TH – SAT 17TH FEB
Celebration of extraordinary porters and stouts in collaboration with Flaming Galah’s Aussie Pie Stop
DETAILS
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235 Queens Road, Norwich, NR1 3AE
theroseinnnorwich.co.uk
01603 623942 / @RoseNorwich
whatpub.com/NOR/694
Golden Star

The Golden Star

The Golden Star is the friendly local pub in the city. We offer real ales, home cooked food, bar billiards, weekly quiz, Sunday roasts and live music. A short stroll from the city centre the Golden Star is the perfect place for a spot of lunch, an afternoon game of bar billiards, a few drinks with friends and an evening meal.
EVENTS
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SAT 03 FEB / Doohickies – live music / 9pm
SUN 04 FEB / Quiz / 8.30pm
SAT 10 FEB / Don’t Lose Heart – live music / 9pm
SUN 11 FEB / Quiz
SAT 17 FEB / Stone Pony – live music / 9pm
SUN 18 FEB / Quiz / 8.30pm
SAT 24 FEB / Clare Free – live music / 9pm
DETAILS
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57 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1DD
goldenstarnorwich.co.uk
01603 632447 / @StarNorwich
whatpub.com/NOR/804

 

The Kings Arms

A friendly traditional ‘local’ pub close to the city centre serving 12 ever changing real ales plus real cider. A good range is always available including a mix of Traditional The Kings Arms real ale selection includes ‘old school’, local, and modern brews, providing something for every one. There’s always a mild available, along with a stout or porter. No food is served except rolls, sausage rolls, pork pies, scotch eggs etc, but with every takeaway imaginable within a two-minute walk, customers are welcome to bring food in, with plates, cutlery and condiments provided by us. There is a patio area through the conservatory out back and BT and Sky sports are unobtrusively shown. Gets very busy on Norwich match days.
EVENTS
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EVERY SUNDAY 7.30pm
POKER TOURNAMENT
SAT 10TH FEBRUARY 8.30pm
LIVE MUSIC FROM THE DIRIGIBLES
SUN 18TH FEBRUARY Open 9.30am
LIVE FOOTBALL – NORWICH v IPSWICH
SAT 24TH FEBRUARY 8.30pm
LIVE MUSIC WITH THE HARVS
WEDS 28TH FEBRUARY 8pm
OUR NOW FAMOUS QUIZ NIGHT.
DETAILS
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22 Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 3HQ
kingsarmsnorwich.co.uk
01603 477888
whatpub.com/NOR/704

 

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The Lord Rosebery

The Lord Rosebery is a hidden gem in the tree lined backstreet of Rosebery Road. This beautiful old freehouse on the outskirts of the city serves a good range of real ales and ciders. We are also home to the Rosebery Bistro & Grill serving up an evening selection of gourmet burgers, steaks and more as well as the hugely popular Sunday roasts served 12-4.
EVENTS
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CAMRA MONDAY DISCOUNT
£2.50 pint selected ales EVERY DAY of the Fringe for CAMRA members
3-6pm weekdays, 12-6pm weekends
FLEETY’S PUB QUIZ
EVERY TUESDAY IN FEBRUARY
Starts 8pm
DETAILS
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94 Rosebery Road, Norwich, NR3 3AB
theroseberynorwich.co.uk
01603 414284 / @lordroseberynr3
whatpub.com/NOR/840

The Ribs of Beef

Situated on the city side of Fye bridge, on the River Wensum, in a building dating back to the 14th century, ‘The Ribs’ has 9 real ale and 2 ciders on constantly, and also boasts excellent wines, a great range of spirits and a good range of pub classic dishes on the menu.
Known as one of the city centre’s favourite locals, it is frequented by local residents, city workers, UEA students & tourists, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and great views of the river.
EVENTS
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THURSDAY 8TH FEB TO SUNDAY 11TH FEB
FROM THE BIG SMOKE TO THE FINE CITY
London Breweries show case, including Howling Hops, Canopy, One Mile End, Wildcard, Fullers & Redemption
TUESDAY 20TH FEB TO SUNDAY 25TH FEB
ABSTRACT JUNGLE SHOW CASE
6 of Abstract Jungle’s beers on cask
PUB QUIZ EVERY TUESDAY IN FEBRUARY 7.30pm
LIVE MUSIC between 5-8pm
SUNDAY 4TH FEB / Iconic
SUNDAY 11TH FEB / Redemption
SUNDAY 18TH FEB / Devotion
SUNDAY 25TH FEB / DC Wilson Band
DETAILS
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24 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY
ribsofbeef.co.uk
01603 619517 / @ribsofbeefpub
whatpub.com/NOR/810

 

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The Wig & Pen

Owned by Craig & Lynne McLaren since 1993, this warm and friendly Freehouse is to the north side of Norwich cathedral. ‘The Wig’ as its affectionately known, has built a reputation for local ale and Norfolk sourced cuisine. 2018 celebrates 25 years of family ownership and 20 years inclusion in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Not bad for a pub that in 1993 was
condemned for closure by Grand Metropolitan PLC The building is Grade II listed and dates to the 16th century. It was known as the White Lion under its first licensee, John Starr, in 1760. In 1985 its name changed to the Wig & Pen, reflecting its proximity to the Magistrates’ Courts.
EVENTS
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A TASTE OF NORFOLK
FRIDAY 23RD & SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY.
To complement our range of 5 Norfolk ales we shall be offering a pint mug of bangers & mash for £3!
Choose from our selection of Norfolk pork sausages produced by Thorpe Butchers to our bespoke recipes. Add a dollop of mashed Norfolk grown potato, top with gravy… ’Beer Heaven’!
DETAILS
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6 St. Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich, NR3 1RN
thewigandpen.com
01603 625891 / @the_wig_norwich
whatpub.com/NOR/823

The Murderers

Traditional family run Freehouse, dating back to 1696. A regular entry in the Good Beer Guide, and Regional winners in the Great British Pub Awards, (Best Cask Pub) Come in and find out how we got our gruesome nickname of the Murderers!

 

EVENTS
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LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY
THURSDAY 1ST FEB / Blues Situation
THURSDAY 8TH FEB / Fine City Blues Band
THURSDAY 15TH FEB / Split Whiskers
THURSDAY 22ND FEB / Dona Oxford Band

 

DETAILS
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2-8 Timber Hill, Norwich, NR1 3LB
themurderers.co.uk
01603 621447 / @murderersphil
whatpub.com/NOR/709

The Buck

The Buck Inn is a traditional pub in Thorpe St Andrew with a beautiful river view. It was recently acquired and joins The Cellar House as its little sister. A new menu is being introduced this February including fabulous handmade pies – ideally accompanied by one of four real ales!
EVENTS
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NEW MENU INTRODUCED FOR FEBRUARY 2018

DETAILS
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55 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0EW
01603 434682
whatpub.com/NOR/1096

 

woolpack yard

The Woolpack Yard

The Woolpack Yard is a family run pub with both outdoor and indoor seating areas, in a Grade II listed building, that has much history to its name. The inside comprises of a large open fire, surrounded by cosy seating, with several other seating tables surrounding our open fire area. Our indoor seating area also includes a billiards table in a separate area of the pub with two televisions for both Sky and BT sport. We serve a variety of beer from five handpump, from local breweries such as Lacons, Green Jack, Humpty Dumpty, Golden Triangle and Bullards. We usually have both Lacons Falcon ale and Encore ale as our regular beers with the three remaining pumps that alternate to keep a good variety of new beer for our customers.
EVENTS
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WE OFFER A 15% CAMRA DISCOUNT EVERY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
This will be extended throughout the whole of the beer festival period. We will also be offering beer tasting palates as part of the winter beer festival, and a Green Jack tap takeover on 20-22nd February.
DETAILS
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2 Muspole Street, Norwich, NR3 1DJ
01603 219544
whatpub.com/NOR/805

 

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The Cellar House

The Cellar House in Eaton, Norwich is a family and dog friendly pub offering good beer, good food and good company. We offer premium lagers and six real ales including Adnams and Woodforde’s, a frequently changing selection of locally brewed ales, wines by the glass – and a Post Office!
EVENTS
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SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
VALENTINE HOT MEXICAN NIGHT WITH MUSIC
SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
PUB QUIZ
DETAILS
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2 Eaton Street, Norwich, NR4 7AB
thecellarhouse.co.uk
01603 454511 / @thecellarhouse
whatpub.com/NOR/872
Belle Vue

The Belle Vue

First licensed in 1878, the Belle Vue is a classic Victorian public house situated in the Golden Triangle. We offer a spacious bar with five real ales, a sheltered garden and street-side seating. A new menu from this January includes vegan options as well as vegan friendly beer.
EVENTS
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SATURDAY 3RD FERUARY
HUP! – live music / 8pm
EVERY TUESDAY
DANGER DAVE QUIZ 8pm
DETAILS
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46 St. Philips Road, Norwich, NR2 3BL
01603 621784
whatpub.com/NOR/761

The Trafford Arms

Over 60 beers – our goal was to find a beer from every county in the UK and we’re well on the way to finding these! We’re working on a menu of festival food – some hearty dishes to keep you well-fuelled (alongside our regular menu). We have booked some great live bands – including a return of Dynamite who played us into 2018 and the fantastic Dave Thomas Band.
EVENTS
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5th – 11th FEBRUARY
VALENTINE BEER FESTIVAL
Live music, beer festival menu, 60 beers.
DETAILS
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61 Grove Road, Norwich, NR1 3RL
traffordarms.co.uk
01603 628 466
whatpub.com/NOR/715

 

Angel Gardens int

The Angel Gardens

This independently run Freehouse has been under the ownership of Ian Warren since January 1988. This establishment provides home cooked and speciality meals prepared by Ian – a qualified chef with a number of years experience. There is also a function room that can hold up to 50 people for buffets, 30 for a sit-down meal. The Angel Gardens has live entertainment every Saturday evening and occasionally on Friday evening as well. Other activities also include darts, pool and cribbage teams as well as a pub quiz on the last Sunday of the month. There is ample parking, a covered heated smoking area and an enclosed outdoor children’s play area in the child-friendly beer garden with ample seating area located at the rear of the building next to our restaurant. Ian offers a good range of up to nine real ales and five ciders, fine wines, draught and bottled beers and there is always a warm and friendly welcome. Sunday lunch is available until 8pm for those on a walkabout.
EVENTS
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SAT 3RD FEB / Disco with Jay Wesley
FRI 9TH FEB / Darts tournament (call early to secure a place)
SAT 10TH FEB / Alan Ley
SAT 17TH FEB / Qstix
SAT 24TH FEB / Steve Moyse
DETAILS
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96 Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3HT
01603 427490
whatpub.com/NOR/845

The William & Florence

Award-winning beers, hand-picked wines and lovingly-prepared food – welcome to The William & Florence.  Whether you’re popping in for a coffee, dining with friends or fancy a pint – The William & Florence is on Unthank road, set amongst various shops, cafes and bars.  The pub has been carefully refurbished to make the most of the natural light, watch the world go by through the picture windows or take a seat outside in the large, sheltered garden.  A range of six, seasonally-updated ales are available on hand pull pumps. Our beers are kept in immaculate condition so you can enjoy the perfect pint every day. Please ask if you would like a taster before you decide.  Join us for our ‘Bottomless Brunch’ between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  We are open all day, seven days a week.
EVENTS
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Please view the website
DETAILS
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William & Florence, 111 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2PE
01603 660706
whatpub.com/NOR/754
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