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The Champion, Norwich

101 Chapel Field Road
Phone: 01603628148
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Will Larter left this review about The Champion

I've got a bit of a soft spot for Batemans beers, so I was looking forward to visiting the Champion: I was not disappointed. It's just outside the city centre, isolated by a busy main road, and this has the benefit of making it a locals pub whereas others a street or two away are for shoppers and tourists. As a beer tourist myself I like to think that I'm a sort of temporary local, but as I was setting out on a twelve pub crawl of Norwich, who did I think I was kidding?

The five hand pumps on the bar had a cider and Woodforde's Wherry as well as three from Batemans: XB, XXXB and Yellabelly. I had the XB, having found that XXXB is too much of a good thing when visiting several pubs in one day. As I wrote my notes I observed the group around the bar, who seemed to be settling in for a bit of a session. If the weather had turned out to be too bad for my projected crawl around the city, it occurred to me that there must be many worse places to be marooned than this.

On 30th January 2013 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2685 recommendations about 2527 pubs]

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Champion

Another good Batemans pub to visit, has 5 well-kept ales. The pub is an L shaped lounge and bar, lots of boxing memorabilia/photos on the wall. I went for the Batemans Yellabelly Gold, which was a good session beer. Prices here are good too. Also serves food.

On 10th November 2012 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3006 recommendations about 3006 pubs]

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Champion

Bateman's pub, just outside the city walls and near the bus station. Choice of 5 real ales, and the XB was on good form. Only niggle is the slightly annoying piped (jazz) music, otherwise a very decent place for a pint.

On 24th September 2008 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6455 recommendations about 6455 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Norwich, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Brundall Gardens, 6.13 miles, 1 hr 58 min walk (show)
Salhouse, 6.74 miles, 2 hr 10 min walk (show)
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5th Nov 2016, 09:49
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2013 by Moby Duck
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