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The Cottage, Norwich North, Norwich

9 Silver Road
Norwich
NR3 4TB
Phone: 01603665535
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Cottage

Previously a Mauldon's house, this pub now showcases beers from the Grain Brewery of Harleston. The place has seemingly been recently refurbished, presenting a very neat and smart, almost gastro-style, interior. Bare floorboards run through the whole pub and there is a lot of pine furniture including pews and what appear to be school chairs. The paint scheme is fairly warm but there is very little of note on the walls, which I found a bit of a shame as the place didn't seem to have much character as a result. One presumably original feature is the pane of glass in a disused door which has 'Cottage Bar' etched into it. The servery is to the right of the entrance, with a short, simple counter and a bare brick bar back. Another bare brick wall screens the rear half of the room from the front bar area, and back here you will find some comfier, lounge-style seating options including some particularly plush looking sofas. From here there is access to a nice, self-contained patio garden with decent furniture and a fair bit of sun on this particular visit. An indie soundtrack played throughout my stay and I was greeted by a nosy pub cat who strutted around as if he was the landlord.
Three Grain beers - Calypso, 3.6.1 and Redwood - were available on handpull alongside Revolutions 45 Porter and Animal Brewing (XT) Dachshund. A very friendly barman served me a pint of the 3.6.1 which, despite the rather unpromising name, turned out to be not just the pint of the day, but arguably the best kept pint of beer I've had all year. Kudos to their cellarman.
I most definitely enjoyed my visit here, but that was perhaps due more to the fact that the beer was so good, as opposed to the pub making a good impression on me. The place feels like it perhaps needs more time to bed in and generate a bit of character. having said that, there was no-one else in when I visited, which probably didn't help either. One to mark up for a revisit.

On 14th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Cottage

Another well run pub in the area and well worth a visit. The Cottage is owned by Mauldons Brewery and on our visit there were five handpumps in use out of ten. The pub had a good relaxed atmosphere about it and would have liked to have stayed a little longer. I went for the Mauldons Christies Golden Ale and Earl Soham Brandeston Gold

On 17th February 2013 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about The Cottage

There was a good range of ales on at this 2013 Good Beer Guide pub when we called in and I enjoyed the Mauldons Blackberry Porter. Community feel to the pub with quiz ad music nights, and they have a beer festival here. Outside seating area in a garden too.

On 15th September 2012 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Norwich, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Salhouse, 5.23 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
Brundall Gardens, 5.74 miles, 1 hr 50 min walk (show)
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14th Nov 2015, 18:49
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
17th Feb 2013, 17:38
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 15 September 2012 by Moby Duck
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 September 2012 by Moby Duck
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 15 September 2012 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 September 2012 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
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