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Norwegian Blue, Norwich - pub details

Address: Unit B, Riverside Leisure Park, Wherry Rd, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1WX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11735) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Norwich (0.2 miles), Brundall Gardens (5.1 miles), Salhouse (5.2 miles)

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user reviews of Norwegian Blue, Norwich

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Think everyone's been a bit unkind to a decent place to go out. If you want something a little different in your evening before you hit the clubs then this is a great place. Best of it is upstairs where there is a second bar and lots of nice sofas and things to sit on. Admittedly, the upstairs bar isn't always open and on a busy Friday or Saturday night it can take a few minutes to get a drink, especially if only the downstairs bar is open.

They do a decent pint and many shots if you're feeling brave, plus lots of cocktails too. This is not like Wetherspoons (The_Man), and this becomes apparent in the prices. Not stupid but not amazingly cheap either. They also have decent music, although this can be very loud and if you want a quiet and gentle conversation on your Saturday night out then this is not the place. However anyone that wants a quiet and gentle conversation on their night out shouldn't be out in Norwich!

The prices mean that you probably shouldn't just stay here all night, but it's definitely one for the pre-club crawl. I personally think there is a fair mix of people, although I'm sure on some nights there will be lots of girls (pgazz) and sometimes lots of fellas (Searching_for_H_Files). But that's just life I'm afraid. The place looks good and is comfy and definitely worth a visit.

Oh and I'm afraid thatís coming from a university graduate that was on the reserve list for the University Challenge team (The_Man - who proved his University Challenge credentials by spelling 'university' wrong and just using swear words to look good). Then again maybe if I had of been selected for the main team then I might have changed my opinion.

Just go to this bar and see what you think. Don't let these pretentious people put you off. If you don't enjoy a good night out with the lads or girls and let you hair down, then maybe you should stay at home.

nickoi - 7 Jul 2008 11:49
The H-File bandwagon came to Norwich and we came here Saturday night (17 Nov) searching for H-Files after 9ish. It was fairly busy downstairs and though it was not my round, my mate did seem to take a while (easily 8-10 mins I would say) getting the drinks in. While waiting for our drinks, I noted that there appeared to be considerably more men than say "short-skirted peroxide blondes" in this place, which of course would have hampered our H-File search.

As a result, the blue neon lighting and shiny bars did not prevent us from only having 1 round of drinks before continuing our search elsewhere. I imagine this place is fine for 1 on a Saturday night if in the riverside area or somewhere to simply meet up before moving on. On this occasion, we were not impressed by the sheer number of blokes present and did not hang around.

Searching_for_H_Files - 19 Nov 2007 16:44
Pretty shit to be honest. Cheap shitty beer, just the usual Wetherspoons type of shitty place. Most of the customers that I've seen in there would probably not feel at home on Univerity Challenge.
The_Man - 3 May 2007 22:54
Not THAT bad. Very chilled out place, nice atmosphere on a weeknight, crap on weekends for same reasons as most other Riverside venues are.
thomannable - 25 Oct 2005 18:50
If youíre the kind of male who would give your best burberry cap to get away with pissing on a cop car or alternatively the sort of ďwomanĒ who thinks Jade Goody has done bloody well for herself, then you will love this place. It has shiny bars, blanket cheap lager and shots at the taps (donít worry, no distinctive lagers or weird ales to confuse you!) and lots of nice lights that mix crazily with all the super bright sofas that you`d just love to have in your own bedsit. And best of all the place is packed full with geezers who know how to land a real punch and fellow short-skirted peroxide blondes that will make you feel right at home. Really, itís the gaffe you`d want to have at least one of your weddings in Ö

Sorry, I`ve been going to therapy for my excessive sarcasm but its not been particularly successful.

Suffice to say I cannot stand this place for the very reasons that it appeals to the sort of pond life I`ve described above. Its soulless glitzy, piss poor at the taps, garishly decorated and populated by wall to wall undesirables. Its only vague redeeming features is that its relatively spacious, cheap and has a few nice balconys. Oh, and it is close enough to the river if you feel so despondent at the sight of what two million years of evolution has so far mustered.

2/10 and thatís only because I got laid last night.

anonymous - 12 Jul 2005 21:32

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