The Fat Cat
49 West End Street
off Dereham Road
NR2 4NA.
(01603) 624364.


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The Fat Cat  

What can you say but WOW! This former CAMRA national pub of the year free house serves on average 30 real ales (22 when we came). Situated in a side street off one of the main routes out of Norwich, it is in a residential area and looks just like a corner house with a few picnic benches outside. Inside it is small and cramped as the bar takes up nearly the whole length of the pub and most of its middle to accommodate the cellar. As such there are plenty of nooks and crannies to sit in and talk, though it does get busy (if there are 20 people in - only joking) and can get cramped. However, its more than made up for by the range of real ales available. Too many to list here, but there'll be something to satisfy even the earnest of tickers. Seating is limited small tables and stools, some high stools at the bar, but sitting there stops people getting served so don't do it! Full list of beers above the bar, but no food (filled rolls now at lunch times) and the only other shop nearby is the cycle shop opposite. Be quiet when leaving so they keep their license. They also do 10 country wines, 28 bottled Belgian beers with 8 on draught. Well worth a pilgrimage. No accommodation here. Not suitable for the disabled.



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