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The Fat Cat, Norwich

49 West End Street
Norwich
NR2 4NA
Phone: 01603624364
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Moby Duck left this review about The Fat Cat

I had been looking forward to coming here and it didn't let me down, a truly iconic and classic beer pub. I was actually amazed and pleased to find the availability of 17 ales covering all the bases, I went for two of their own with pints of Fat Cat Tom Cat and Fat Cat Milk Stout. The pub of course is more than well described in the reviews below, it's unchanged so I won't repeat, just to say this pub easily sits on the very top table of pubs.

On 11th July 2021 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1383 recommendations about 1369 pubs]


Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Fat Cat

The Fat Cat has always been one of my favourite pubs in the country and indeed one of very few that I would award a 10/10. Having not visited for 7 years, I was looking forward to stepping through the doors again.

The interior has not changed. But the ale range does not appear to be quite as good as it used to be. 4 of their own Fat Cat ales were on - Norwich Bitter, Tom Cat, Milk Stout & Cougar. Other regulars are Crouch Vale Yakima Gold, Greene King Abbot & Oakham Bishop's Farewell & Green Devil. Guests were Mr Winter's Twin Parallel, Orkney Island Life, Lockdown IPA, Red MacGregor & Northern Light, Timothy Taylor Landlord & Green Jack Mahseer IPA & Lurcher Stout. Most ciders are also now from Fat Cat - Scrumpy Cat Cider, Perry, Mango, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Mixed Fruits, Strawberry and Kiwi & Mango & Passion Fruit. Guests were Orchard Pig Maverick, Broadoak Pear and Chilli & Garden Cider Company Vintage Dry.

Whilst this was undoubtedly a fantastic range and the largest in Norwich, there seems to be too many of their own products for my liking. Still a great pub though. I'm sure I'll be back next time I'm in the city, despite it being a bit of a jaunt from the centre and the station.

On 18th September 2020 - rating: 9
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Fat Cat

Mr PSM's review below is excellent on the detail and it hadn't changed on my visit.
The place was fairly busy, even on my late Thursday lunchtime visit, largely with gents of a certain vintage. It was a fairly miserable day but the pub didn't feel especially warm and cosy which may be because the fire wasn't lit or perhaps it was just that there wasn't a huge amount of laughter at that time of day. Whichever, it wasn't as atmospheric as some I visited in Norwich.
That's a very small point when set against the ale riches on offer:
Hand Pump: Fat Cat Bitter, Honey Ale and Cat's Eyes, Crouch Vale Yakima Gold, Oakham Citra, B&T Sheffords Bitter, Adnams Bitter, TT Landlord, Champion the Wonder Horse, Larcons Encore, Tydd Steam Stargazer and Burton Bridge Golden Delicious.
Gravity: Fat Cat Wild Cat and Marmalade, Oakham Bishops Farewell and Green Devil IPA, Adnams Broadside, Green Jack Manseer, Hop Back Summer Lightening, GK Abbot (why?), Little Valley Organic Blonde, Marble Earl Grey IPA, Derby Big Bad Hop, Burton Bridge Stairway to Heaven, Fat Cat Porter and Burton Bridge Bramble Stout.
A few of these were priced at £2.50 with no apparent pattern, so perhaps they were just the barrels which needed finishing, and the highest price was £4.00. An enormous selection and very good value. I didn't find a wider range available in Norwich and would be very surprised if there is one. Staggering for what is effectively a street corner local.
Fat Cat have clearly led the real ale charge in Norwich and all power to them.
An absolute must visit.

On 23rd November 2016 - rating: 9
[User has posted 670 recommendations about 669 pubs]


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Norwich, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
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11th Jul 2021, 15:12
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11th Jul 2021, 15:12
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