Delia Smith joins Norwich City fans for a pre-match pint

17:20 27 October 2014

Ben East, chairman of Northern Canaries with Norwich City joint majority shareholder Delia Smith. Pic: Submitted.

Ben East, chairman of Northern Canaries with Norwich City joint majority shareholder Delia Smith. Pic: Submitted.


Norwich City fans were joined in a pre-match pint by Delia Smith and Carrow Road chief executive David McNally.

Ahead of Saturday’s match against Sheffield Wednesday, the pair took up an invitation from supporters group Northern Canaries for a beer.

They met up for the drink in Walkley Cottage before heading to Hillsborough.

Ben East, chairman of Northern Canaries, who lives in Manchester, said, once a season, the board met up with the supporters group.

He said: “I’d like to say how grateful we are that they do this. I have friends who are Manchester United and Manchester City fans and they could never have the opportunity to have a drink with the owners of their clubs.”

Norwich City drew the game 0-0, with the Canaries were frustrated once again in their attempt to return to winning ways.


  • Delia`s glass is but a half-pint. Also, the colour of the drink is more akin to Pinot Rosé with froth. ;-) She`s a good ol` gal, no doubt.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • Her 'Lets be 'aveing you' request has become part of Norwich folk law. Good old Delia.

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    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • She also pitched up in the Crabtree after the Fulham game and posed for photos. I doubt whether our political or religious views would coincide, but I've no doubt that she is a genuine supporter, and I'd sooner have her at the helm than some oligarch who thinks only of money

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Good old Delia, my dear old mum has always held her in high regards.

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    Whiley Boy

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Go easy Delia, we don't want one of your "Where are you" speeches again.

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    Cuthbert J. Twillie

    Monday, October 27, 2014

  • .....Well I never!....Will she be standing for UKIP next Spring?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, October 27, 2014

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