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Best pub by far

I absolutely love the fat cat. Favourite real ale pub by far. Great atmosphere, extremely friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matthew C
via mobile
The best pub in the UK by far

Been a regular for years and never left. Brilliant staff especially Reece, Gemma and Vicci, a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark F
via mobile
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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49 West End Street, Norwich NR2 4NA, England
+44 1603 624364
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I absolutely love the fat cat. Favourite real ale pub by far. Great atmosphere, extremely friendly. Cannot speak high enough of this pub.

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a regular for years and never left. Brilliant staff especially Reece, Gemma and Vicci, a lot of drinks and many to decide on

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful range of beers in this traditional friendly pub, their own Fat Cat beers deserve a special mention.This is a must visit place when we visit Norwich from Shropshire. As a female I must especially commend the toilet facilities,best I have ever visited in a...More

1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this pub as part of a beer tasting day. It certainly provided a huge of beers. The food consisted of pies and a few sandwiches which we had heard about. This proved to be the best of 13 pubs we visited

1  Thank PTHOR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a student in Norwich and came in here all the time back then. I visited again on my recent return to Norfolk and found it very much unchanged in terms of the large range of well kept beers, the professional staff and friendly...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We used to live near this pub so went in quite a bit, since we've moved someone told us it had been refurbished. So in our week off we decided to check it out. Still really good ales & the rolls were selling like hot...More

1  Thank JAN P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place to drop in and have a proper pint .Driving so only had the one , a very quaffable Timmy Taylor Landlord , they know all about keeping beer in this pub .If you have never been , its one for the bucket list...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This place is fantastic from the warm welcome of the very knowledgable bar staff to the amazing old pub signs dotted around on the walls.No TV no radio just a temple to beer.Amazing really worth a visit

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This year the pub has been re furbished but has lost none of It’s appeal. What a fantastic array of real ales both on tap and gravity. Tremendous atmosphere and delightful friendly staff make it such an enjoyable experience. Quality ale kept in tip top...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I'd not been to the FC for probably about four or five years but was so glad I made the most recent foray, walking from central Norwich on a blistering late Saturday afternoon in July. A Goliath amongst Norwich pubs and rightly so. The accolades...More

1  Thank Michael H
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