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12 of the best places in Norfolk to watch the World Cup

PUBLISHED: 09:55 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 03 July 2018

Football fans at the Woolpack pub in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

Football fans at the Woolpack pub in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Here are some of the best spots in Norwich and the rest of Norfolk to enjoy the FIFA World Cup this summer.

The Murderers, Timber Hill, NR1

Set a stone’s throw away from Castle Mall, this lively pub is sure to have a great atmosphere come match day. The pub has even been renamed to ‘The Harry’, complete with the Duke of Sussex on the sign to commemorate the Royal Wedding and a Harry Kane cut-out behind the bar for the World Cup in Russia.

Woolpack, Golden Ball Street, NR1

The Norwich branch of the renowned Greene King pubs is set for an unforgettable World Cup. Watch the big game on the Full HD screens while enjoying beer on tap. If alcohol is not your thing, the wide variety of food and drinks on offer should keep you satisfied long into the night.

The Heartsease, Plumstead Road, NR1

Four flat screen TVs should do the tournament justice in this casual city pub. Reviewers note a clean and friendly environment which is suitable for all ages (providing they like football of course!).

St Andrews Brew House, St Andrews Street, NR2

The city centre favourite is set to be taken over by football fans in June and July. All the best games will be shown live, while you enjoy a great selection of food and drink at this welcoming Norfolk pub. Friday June 15 is National Beer Day, so you can be sure of a memorable night watching Portugal v Spain.

Riley’s Norwich, Magdalen Street, NR3

The Norwich branch of this popular sports bar chain is the perfect place to watch the big game with family and friends. For Russia 2018, they are going all out to provide the best experience possible, with a choice of snooker, darts, table football or table tennis to break up watching matches on the mammoth 3m screens.

The Boundary Pub, Aylsham Road, NR3

Conveniently set just off the A1042, this large pub has plenty of room for football fans to come together for the famous tournament. A huge beer garden should make for great social gatherings, weather permitting!

The Dog House, St Georges Street, NR3

Cosy interiors make this city centre pub a real hit with locals and visitors alike. World Cup action can be enjoyed either inside, or in the adjacent beer garden. The traditional laid-back atmosphere could make way for a real buzz once the tournament gets underway.

Bar 33, Church Street, Attleborough, NR17

A half hour drive from the city centre, Attleborough’s Bar 33 provides a fun night of food and drink while you enjoy the best the World Cup has to offer. Reviewers praise Bar 33’s beer and music nights, but you can guarantee there will be only one focus on the best nights in Russia this summer.

Robert Kett Public House, Lime Tree Avenue, Wymondham, NR18

Situated just 25 minutes drive from the centre of Norwich, this pub is popular with many in the local area. Free wifi, as well as comprehensive coverage of the tournament, means you can get the complete world cup experience in an idyllic Norfolk town.

Rumbold Arms, Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31

If you’re willing to travel, or want to visit somewhere new nearby, Great Yarmouth’s Rumbold Arms could be a great option. With traditional decor throughout and a generous beer garden outside, this is the complete package for those looking for something new to try ready for the big matches this summer.

The Mischief, Fye Bridge Street, NR3

Ideally placed near banks of the River Wensum, this classic local pub has a great atmosphere most nights, so you can only imagine what it will be like come the World Cup. Describing itself as the ‘Pride of NR3’, this traditional tavern is always a hit with locals, who praise its range of drinks and friendly staff.

Open Norwich, 20 Bank Plain, NR2

You can catch England’s opening match at this relaxed central Norwich venue. It coincides with curry night, so if you pre-book you can get free entry plus a £5 curry and a beer. The game itself will be screened on a huge 7m HD screen, what more could you want?

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