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The Brickmakers, Norwich - pub details

Address: 496, Sprowston Rd, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4DY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18753) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Norwich (1.8 miles), Salhouse (4 miles), Brundall Gardens (5.3 miles)

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I can only say that I always have a good experience in this pub. As for cleaning up it is usually done by Pat who has a good laugh with us all and does not mind our continued presence.
miaow - 7 Mar 2014 11:52
Just want to add to what has been said. I have been coming to the Brickmakers Arms since 2004 and have been here lots of times.
Firstly the staff have always been very fantastic, they are always very helpful and happy....which is more than can be said for other pubs. The drink has always been good and for a venue very fairly priced. The bands they have playing here are always exceptional and the locals who use the place are very easy going. I have never seen any trouble here on any of my visits although I know before the current management had the place it was known as a very rough pub. To go from that to winning venue of the year not that long after is testament to the hard work and effort put in by management and staff. I just want to use this open forum to thank Charlie, Em, Pam and the team for what has been 6 years of great nights out and I hope they continue to stay and keep the high standards up. Well done guys :)
MaxxiValentyne - 21 Oct 2010 23:04
I felt a bit confused when reading some of the comments below. I wondered if people had been visiting the same pub as me! Particularly as regards staff and service. I have always, without exception, been treated courteously by the friendly staff and served promptly at the bar. I have always seen incidents with problem customers handled quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

I concur with the lady that said that this is one of a very tiny number of venues that I am happy to visit by myself.

The music is obviously biased towards Rock, but if you check the listings there is a fair amount of variety available. I have heard a Swing band, Rap artists, Blues, Country, Northern Soul and of course both Emma Hall and the Lee Vasey Band have regular slots. Sound is well mixed and appropriate to the type of band playing, and the lighting rig is excellent . Karaoke and the Quiz on a Sunday are a fun alternative to the bands of the week and a nice way to round off the weekend and get your head ready for work on a Monday morning.

Several people have mentioned overzealous and early cleaning. I personally have not seen cleaning start before the last drink is served. However it wouldnít actually bother me if it was, so perhaps I didnít even notice. I have certainly always been impressed by the standard of cleanliness, in general, and in the toilets in particular. The ladies loo always has complimentary deodorant and hairspray available and usually a nice moisturiser as well! I have no idea about the mens as Iíve never been in. :-)

As for The Brickies being an unofficial gay bar... I can only say that that I feel The Brickies is a pub where you can be yourself and not feel judged. Whether this includes sporting full body tattoos, piercings, dying your hair green, wearing full Goth regalia or being gay it really doesnít make a difference. Itís a pretty tolerant place and the management seem to value and support this tolerance.

Thatís my two pennies worth anyway.

technominx - 21 Oct 2010 11:56
great music but the bar staff and drinks are pretty rubbish.
8/10 for the music
strawdog - 3 Oct 2010 15:49
P.S The gay thing, is only their if you look for it. On a blues rock night you want to try convincing yourself that it's a gay bar? Thought not.
rbed - 9 Sep 2010 14:47

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