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Submitted on Friday, 14th January 2022
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Norfolk Arms, Stockport

Pub added by Jim Newell
2 Town Street
Marple Bridge
Postal town: Stockport
SK6 5DS
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Will Larter left this review about Norfolk Arms

I was looking forward to coming here, as the building is a handsome one, but having taken a photo of the front in the sunshine that had replaced the earlier overcast, I found that the front door had a notice saying that it was "exit only" - but this could only be seen by pushing open the door! I muttered something appropriate and went to look for the side door. In a less good mood than before, my reaction to some of the wood described by the previous reviewer was that it would have been better added to the fire - especially the broken chair that was hanging on the wall as though it were a piece of sculpture.

There were five hand pumps (and a dozen keg fonts) on the solid and attractive wooden bar, and I made the mistake of choosing the beer with the least flashy pump clip; in fact it was so dull that I'm still not sure what it was called, the words Poynton Brewery at the top and Bitter 4.2% at the bottom being the only ones to stand out. In retrospect, it is clear that no one has been drinking this beer, because it was cloudy and borderline off; if it was ever bitter, it must have stopped being so several days before my visit.

At this point the background music changed from generic 70s hits to Paul McCartney singing something about Mulligan's Tyres, with bagpipe accompaniment. I drank up the last of the slops and left. A shame, because on another day this could have been quite a pleasant pub visit.

On 14th January 2022 - rating: 4
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ROB Camra left this review about Norfolk Arms

Just across the road from The Midland and a complete contrast. Heavy wood features everywhere here. Chunky wooden bar, tables and chairs downstairs and a real fire going in the hearth and a piano near the bar. Upstairs is a further room which is quite impressive, there's a wall full of Top Of The Pops album covers and loads of bric-a-brac. There's also a huge roll down screen, so I'm guessing this is where they show the live sport. The ceiling is covered in pumpclips. 5 handpumps on the bar, all on, with a choice of 4 light beers and 1 dark. I had a pint of Moorhouses Scaredy Cat as I hadn't had it before which was in very good nick. There's a large beer garden to the left of the entrance which looks very pleasant even though it's on the very busy A626. Very good background music in the pub Stevie Wonder, Prince, Crusaders etc. I really liked it in here and if I ever get Ms Camra to travel over I know she'd love it.

On 1st April 2020 - rating: 9
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Peter Rydings left this review about Norfolk Arms

Called in here after going into the Midland across the road here Again very nice pub had a big open fire burning had a very good pint of Lancaster Red will call back

On 15th October 2013 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Marple, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Rose Hill Marple, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Romiley, 2.19 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Norfolk Arms, Marple Bridge
14th Jan 2022, 21:02
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
14th Jan 2022, 19:25
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Occasionally in Summer - last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursday - last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Upstairs - last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 April 2020 by ROB Camra
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