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The Alexandra Tavern, Norwich

16 Stafford Street
Norwich
NR2 3BB
Phone: 01603627772
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Quinno _ left this review about The Alexandra Tavern

A lovely two room backstreet pub with traditional decor; burgundy and cream painted embossed wallpaper with dark varnish trim. Three ales on, 2x Winters and Woodfordes Reedlighter (a bit flabby, NBSS 2) served-up in a dirty pitted glass. No Chalk Hill beers on, guess that link is now severed. Another Norwich stereotype – lovely pub, shame about the beer…
Visited early August.

May 2009
A traditional corner local a couple of minutes stroll away from the (in)famous Fat Cat. Set over two rooms, retaining a semblance of the old public/lounge split with a log burner in each. A number of ales on with an emphasis on Chalk Hill. Pool and darts available. Enjoyable visit in this take-it-as-you-find-it pub. Rated 8

On 12th September 2021 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Alexandra Tavern

An excellent corner pub hidden away in the residential backstreets of Norwich and makes for a great double header with The Fat Cat 5 minutes walk away. It consists of two traditionally furnished rooms, wooden floored and walls half clad with wood panelling, an old traditional stand up jukebox nestles in a far corner. There were four beers on from the five handpumps, Robinsons Dizzy Blonde , Adnams Ghost Ship , Mr Winters Ale X and Oakham Citra, The Citra went down very well with a cheese and pickle Roll. A cracking pub.

On 11th July 2021 - rating: 9
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Alexandra Tavern

Hidden away in a residential area to the West of Norwich city centre, the Alexandra Tavern is a charming two bar traditional pub and the unofficial tap for the local Chalk Hill Brewery. The main bar is on the right hand side of the building and has a servery split in two parts by a partitioning wall and wide doorway which divides the room into two notional sections. A good amount of bench seating is supplied, supplemented by low stools and standard chairs, one of which had been claimed by the pub cat who looked like it was settling down for the rest of the day. The room has been decorated by various photos, newspaper clippings and breweriana as well as various maritime related items, whilst a pool table resides at the far end of the room. Doors at either end of the bar lead you through to the lounge - a cosy, carpeted space with a long fixed bench opposite the bar which displayed a collection of old Good Beer Guides on the ledge along its back, as well as a wireless set, barometer and old barrel among other nick-nacks. Next to this is a small stove in a pleasant fireplace and further into the room is another fixed bench with framed pump clips and beer adverts above. A stained glass pane set into a short screen in front of the toilet doors had the words 'Bullard's Ales' on it, hinting at one of the pub's previous owners. A dartboard can be found tucked in one corner of the room and there is also a display relating to the landlord's charity rowing challenge which saw him row across the Atlantic Ocean in 2005. Flowers had been placed into old beer bottles on each table which brightened the room up nicely and a quiet soundtrack played through my stay. The pub has a number of sports teams and even a philosophy club led by a former UEA lecturer.
Three Chalk Hill beers were on at the bar - Tap, CHB and Gold - so I decided to give one a try, opting for the Tap (£2.60) which turned out to be a very nice session bitter in reasonably good condition. Other options were Hyde's Request and a Pale Ale whose brewer I failed to note.
I really enjoyed visiting this interesting pub and left feeling that there was probably lots that I missed during my stay. This is the kind of place that will reward repeat visits and I would say this is one of the better pubs in a city full of excellent boozers.

On 19th September 2014 - rating: 9
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Norwich Crawl 29 May 2010 by Alan Winfield
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Norwich, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Brundall Gardens, 6.64 miles, 2 hr 8 min walk (show)
Salhouse, 6.73 miles, 2 hr 10 min walk (show)
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12th Sep 2021, 10:25
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13th Aug 2021, 20:34
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 19 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 11 July 2021 by Moby Duck
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
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