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The Ribs Of Beef, Norwich

24 Wensum Street
Norwich
NR3 1HY
Phone: 01603619517
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Ribs Of Beef

The Ribs of Beef has fine river views and stocks a reasonable range of ales and ciders. You are met at the door and shown a selection of tables, with table service in operation. The 3 regular ales are Wolf Golden Jackal, Woodforde's Wherry & Adnams Ghost Ship. Guests were Nene Valley Hop Stash, Five Points Pale, Abbeydale Deception & Oakham Citra. 2 handpulls at the side of the bar had Weston's Old Rosie & Snail's Bank Raspberry Ripple.

Another decent pub that should be on a shortlist of pubs to try when in Norwich.

On 18th September 2020 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Ribs Of Beef

Crossing the river to the city centre, there's a distinct change between the back street pubs that I'd visited so far during a 10 pub crawl (back street locals like the Jubilee, Kings Head, Woolpack Yard) and this one and the Murderers, next on the list. These are pubs where there is still an emphasis on good real ale (there was an Abstract Jungle takeover at the time of my visit) but there's more than a nod towards the needs of other pub goers than beer tourists. Background music and live TV sports had been noticeable by their absence up to this point - not that either were off-putting here, just noticeable. There were eight real ales, by my count, and a real cider too. I wouldn't want to put anyone off, just to expect something different from the other pubs mentioned.

Date of visit: 21st February 2018

On 1st November 2018 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Ribs Of Beef

Ribs of Beef is nicely situated just to the north of the city centre and next to the River Wensum which can be seen from the main bar and the small downstairs terrace.
Inside it feels very much a local with both staff and customers seeming to be very familiar with each other. It also has that 'lived in' feeling of a local although in this case I think that it's just the wrong side of comfortable with peeling paint, seats sagging to the point of collapse and a vague whiff of damp mixed with deep frying.
The barmaids were excellent - efficient, chatty and friendly and they went a fair way to making the place feel welcoming.
Beers on were: Wolf's Golden Jackal and Whiskers, Woodforde's Wherry, Oakham JHB and Bishop's Farewell, Adnam's Ghostship, Boudicca's Prasto Porter, Pheasantry Best and Salopian Darwin's Origin. Prices ranged from £2.80 to £4.00 with most around the £3.50 to £3.70 mark. Not out of kilter with the Norwich average.
That's a fair range of largely local beers with one or two stand outs but I wasn't blown away by the range. Both the Porter and Whisker's were in decent nick but I wasn't tempted into a second of either.
The food menu lists basic pub grub but the prices are steep. A basic white bread and grated cheese sandwich comes in at £5.50 with chips an extra £2.00 on top.
I'd happily slide for a pint or two but only after I'd had a pasty.

On 24th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Old Blue
Norwich, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Brundall Gardens, 5.82 miles, 1 hr 52 min walk (show)
Salhouse, 5.95 miles, 1 hr 54 min walk (show)
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18th Sep 2020, 16:30
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
1st Nov 2018, 13:23
Review submitted by Will Larter

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