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This pub is well worth the visit when your in town.... its not near the centre, but well worth the trip. The ales were tip top, the staff friendly and it was a top night out... loved it !!
Enigma35 - 11 Aug 2013 20:58
Another true local that boasts 14 real ales served from gravity behind the bar and a further 7 handpumps. The pub is run by wolf brewery with 4 wolff beers available and one always at £2.50. Oakham ales always available which is good for me as they are my favourite. Nicely priced only 15 mins walk from the city.
Always a warm welcome from the staff and a exceptional team in Dougie, Bernie & Simon who obviously know how to keep a decent pint.

Folk band every tuesday night, monthly quiz night on monday night. A selection of £2 a pint on wednesdays. You can order a takeaway and the pub provides plated and cutlery. Real pub fire in winter and annual beer fest in summer selling over 70 ales in a week!

Best pub in norwich 10/10
bishbosh9 - 19 Feb 2013 08:22
Been here a few times, most recently for a beer festival. I really enjoy it, seems to be a pretty friendly kind of place with loads of beer from which to choose.
Northern_Ale_Monkey - 2 Mar 2011 18:01
I think this is a real humdinger of a place with a fantastic range of ales and served up in a friendly and welcoming atmos. Well worth the schlep from the town centre.
cobbo - 4 Oct 2010 16:36
i remember when this pub was a ol boozer small and limited.
now it has a big range of ales and beers and has been enlarged.

strawdog - 3 Oct 2010 16:03
I was left feeling a little disappointed with this pub. They have a good range of ales but no real ciders. Green Jack Summer Dream, Jarrow Joblings, Darkstar Hophead, Oakham Inferno, Hopback Summer Lightning, St Austell Tribute, Sharps Doom Bar, Youngs Special, Quercus Shingle Bay, Hook Norton Old Hooky, Crouch Vale Summer Breeze, Fullers London Pride, Wolf Golden Jackal, Straw Dog Black Dog and Deuchars IPA were all on yesterday afternoon. Aspalls was the only cider of note. The television was on in one corner. But there didn't seem to be much atmosphere. Service was fine.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Aug 2010 14:29
First visit for a couple of years. Beer quality and choice excellent as always. One of the top four Pubs in norwich
ahscum - 13 Feb 2010 17:19
In a city with lots of excellent pubs this was my favorite. The staff were friendly the pub clean then the beer what a range with lots of session beers (17) to enjoy.
largemick - 7 Oct 2009 19:57
Fantastic range of ale: 14 gravity beers, 6 from handpump and a cider as well as some bottled beers. Friendly, locals pub, that's a little way out for the city but worth the walk! Was advertising a beer festival over August Bank Holiday weekend but the amount of beer on here anyway made it feel like a beer festival.
Rod_Hariga - 9 Aug 2009 22:11
great pub - great ales - great landlord - great barstaff - great fire ( grate ! ) Duggie is amongst the best landlords in Norwich and the bar is supurb from a real ale drinkers point of view - dogs allowed - papers to read - bring and swap book library - get local take aways delivered and Duggie supplies plates and cutlery - regular cheese and biscuit tasting sessions - seperate room for football on tv - occaisional live acoustic bands - beers are keenley priced - what more can you want ?? Chris and Joan
angstdata - 25 Feb 2009 12:20
What a great way to spend a winter sunday afternoon - excellent beer and atmosphere.
thetapfan - 12 Feb 2009 20:53
Visited the pub recently for the beer festival having been there a few times previously. There is always an excellent selection of well kept beers served either by handpump or mainly by gravity. This was no exception and I would recommend this pub to anyone visiting Norwich.

Other pubs in the area that are worth a visit are The Whalebone, The Shed and The Kings Head (Magdalen Street) to name but a few.
Micky_P - 3 Sep 2008 22:08
We went to this pub on the walk from the Fat Cat to the Cider Shed. Another excellent Norwich pub with possibly more on offer than the Fat Cat. 5 ales on hand pump and 14 from the tap room. On hand pump was London Pride, Elgoods Black Dog Mild, Wolf Golden Jackal & Straw Dog and Crouch Vale Golden Delicious. Quite a number of local beers were available as well as some of the best known and popular in the country. The pub was very friendly and quite large. The beer prices were the best we saw all day. They ranged from 1.90 for the Black Dog Mild and all beers were 2.50 or under.
Love_good_ale - 18 Apr 2008 00:06
Lovely beers
willy - 25 Mar 2008 12:02
About a twenty minute walk from Norwich city Centre, the Duke is a fime local, with about twenty real ales on at a time, the majority being Gravity served. The Landlord could not have been more friendly, even letting us know when he'd just put onb three new beers. The quality of beers served was the best I had at any Pub in norwich, and that is up against some very stiff competition. Don't miss it if you are in Norwich
ahscum - 1 Mar 2008 14:43
Another great Norwich pub - similar to the Fat Cat in terms of real ales on handpump and direct from the barrels in the back room, so I don't see why it has got so few reviews in comparison (19 against 138 at the moment). The impromptu folk music session (not everybody's thing I know) going on in the back of the large bar made my visit just about perfect. Can another 5 people please visit, review and rate a.s.a.p. as I reckon that this place deserves to be in the top 40...
rpadam - 27 Feb 2008 22:32
Plenty of ale choice as a glass area behind the bar houses a lot of casks. Spent a bit of time here sampling the selection. Comfortable friendly pub. Always on list to visit when in Norwich.
gillhalfpint - 30 Oct 2007 08:17
super choice of beer in a very friendly pub
alundra - 24 Oct 2007 12:50
Fantastic ale festival last year
GoatWilson - 7 Jul 2007 13:52
A place for contemplation while sampling interesting and hard to find English real ales. Five active hand pumps and at least ten on gravity when we visited this suburban pub in the outskirts of Norwich. Very relaxed and quiet. No music.
rune - 25 Dec 2006 11:34
Nicely-appointed free house just outside of the city centre. This pub is a year-round beer festival with up to 20 beers on handpump or direct from the cask. If all this isn't enough, occasional beer festivals are held. A brisk walk from the tourist traps will be well rewarded.
Alerover - 10 Aug 2006 15:52
Great back street boozer. Excellent range of real ales. Not much from the outside but great on the inside.
Paul666 - 21 Dec 2005 14:08
Great pub with plenty of beers alot gavity dispensed from a tap room. Friendly landlord who holds beer festivals out back. Well worth a visit anytime.
trekman - 4 Sep 2005 22:04
Went on Saturday lunchtime and had a wonderful experience. Excellent beers and lots of space to drink in - comments below mean it obviously gets a bit packed later.
stevewilliams - 12 Jul 2005 20:50
Went yesterday and they had 17 beers on draught, not bad for a sunday, got chatting to the landlord seemed very friendly, as well as all the real ales they had Timmermans peche (peach beer) on draught.
lovesong - 23 May 2005 16:12
The transformation that this pub has undergone is little short of remarkable, and has stolen the thunder that used to go to the Whalebone up the road. The beer is uniformly excellent, the bar staff friendly and predominantly female, and plenty of space. Cons: frequently over smokey when busy (ie after 9.00pm and at weekends). But the beer festivals make up for this, as does Dougie the Landlord's drunken antics (ie after 6.00pm) as he tries to remember what was said to him mere hours before.

He sure knows how to keep a good pint of beer, though. LOTS of quality real ales and currently giving the Fat Cat a good run for its money. And it's my local.

-2 for the smoke and the occasional inbred sorry local closed brains.
itfc - 31 Jan 2005 18:35
Formerly known as the Iron Duke - used to be awfull pub with bright lighting, formica tables, no atmosphere and crap beer. Has been transformed into very good local with plenty of real ale (inc. about 20 guest beers) and is v. popular locally but is getting a bit of a reputation city-wide. Nice pub but has a tendency to get VERY packed at weekends. Started beer festivals last couple of years (usually around end August/September). Friendly and efficient staff.
Tony Privitera - 13 Oct 2004 17:03

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