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Warwick St Social is a large building in the junction of two streets. The rear of the building leads to a large beer garden with a mixture of tables and cushioned seating. Inside the building is an L-shaped room with the servery along the right hand back wall. Opposite the bar is banquette seating and small round tables. There is a small room further round to the right. To the left of the bar is standing room leading to some tables set for dining.
Have one here
Real Ale: Nelson Revenge (Woodforde) Bishop’s Farewell (Oakham); Golden Breeze (Greene King)
Bitter: Twisted thistle (Bellhaven); East Coat IPA; Mosaic; Oakham Pale
Lager: Stella; Berra Moretti; Becks
Cider: Rosie Cloudy Cider; Aspall
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It does not matter if your glass is half full or half empty if you have plenty of glasses.
The Georgian Town House (or houses joined together) is a large bar/restaurant with giant beer garden and dining terrace. The entrance takes you to an L shaped bar. To the left is a seating area with 4-seater tables, large benches and some small tall tables. This has a children’s play area off of it. As the serving counter curves round opposite it are more tables, some set in booths. This leads onto a conservatory dining area and out into a terraced area and then to large beer garden. The pub also has function rooms available and 12 bedrooms.
Have a pint here
Real ale: Golden Jackel ; Lavender Honey(both(Wolf); Little Sharpie (Humpty Dumpty); Wherry ; Threeonesix (Grain)
bitter: St Andrew’s pale ale; Camden Pale ale; Ease Up IPA; Redwell Steam
Lager: Amstel; Heiniken; Three hop Lager, Birra Moretti
Cider Symond’s founders Camden Ink Stout
There are three PUBTRAILS for Norwich. One is in the city centre and two just outside the city centre:
1. UNTHANK ROAD (green icons) and environs taking in a lot of pubs in the Golden Triangle area of Norwich - starts below
2. A tour around THE LANES (red icons) in the city centre
3. Out to the WEST END (blue icons)
All trails can start at the roundabout on the A147 at Chappelfield gardens. Trail 2, which is in the city, can be started in the centre of the city.
The Mulberry (Adnams) is a very light bar/restaurant/coffee house. There is some cushioned outside seating either side of entrance. Once inside there is dining to the right and, to the left, a curved servery and a variety of seating. There is a beer patio to the left of the main building and behind this and down stairs is a large beer garden.
Have a pint(s) here
Real: Ghost Ale (£3.800; Southwold Bitter; Samba City (all Adnams)
Bitter: Spindtrift; Mosaic Pale Ale;
0% alcohol: Bitburger
Lager: Dry Hopped lager; 1664; London lager
Cider: Aspall Stout
No 79 has three distinct areas plus a decking area outside by the road. Inside the bar is straight ahead. Opposite the counter are tall tables and stools. The bar is made from white tiles and the decor is white with a black design on it (spot the artist in action!) To the left is a large room with tall stools and shelving around the walls. Up a few stairs to the right is a seating area around a large curved window.
Have a half pint here
Bitter: London pale ale
Lager: Amstel; Staroperaman
Cider: Aspall Suffolk Dublin Porter (Guinness)
It was said that Norwich had a church for each week of the year and a pub for each day.
The book Norwich Pubs and Breweries Past and present by Frances and Michael Holmes is highly recommended. Lovingly produced it maps current and former pubs and breweries in the city. See their website.
Prices are seldom outrageous though 'craft ales' are often more expensive than real ale.
Who created the fictional Blandings Castle?
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Norwich is a city in East Anglia in the county of Norfolk. It was once second to London in size and importance with its heyday being prior to the industrial revolution. Important visitor attractions are Norwich Castle and Norwich Cathedral. Fun can be had with real life game play at Cryptic Escape and History Mystery Game. Arts activities include The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the Theatre Royal. There is also the Strangers’ Hall Museum and The Museum of Norwich.
Norwich has an amazing amount of shopping in the city centre. There are several large shopping malls, an extensive market place and the historic lanes. A day can be spent just visiting bookshops and vinyl record stores. The river Wensum flows through the city offering attractive riverside walks.
The Norfolk Broads are close at hand and the seaside a mere 20 miles away at Great Yarmouth.
Trail 1 UNTHANK TRAIL
The Georgian Town House is just over the starting roundabout and at the start of Unthank Rd. Wonder further down Unthank Rd and come to No 79 on the right by the zebra crossings. Not far from this, on the same side, is The Mulberry. Furher down turn first right to go up Dover st and there is The Warwick St Social dominating the junction. Return to Unthank Rd and turn right and cross over. The Eaton Cottage is on the corner of the third on street on the left.
Leaving here walk up Mount Pleasant and turn first left into Newmarket St and continue to the next corner where there is The Unthank Arms. Then continue along Newmarket St and turn second left up York St to find The York Tavern at the next corner. At the next corner turn right along Rupert St (pedestrianised for first block) where at the second corner is The Rose Tavern.
You could finish a lovely trail here by turning left and walking down Trinity St back to the pubs on Unthank Rd.
Or, within easy walking distance, and in the Golden trinagle and taking you back to the city centre you could visit 4 more pubs. Do this by turning right and walking up trinity St and turning left to Cambridge St and then almost immediately this becomes Union St. Walk up and at the top of Union St is The Coach and Horses. Opposite this walk along Coach and Horses Row to the A147. Turn right and walk along for a few minutes (with the city centre across the road). This brings you to The Champions and round the corner from this are The Coachmaker's Arms and finally The Trowel and Hammer Inn.