Norfolk pubs make it into the Good Beer Guide

The Good Beer Guide 2013 is out now, and here are a few of the Norfolk pubs that have made the list.

There are 105 Norfolk pubs in the guide with 15 new entries - including three from Norwich.

The Gate House, in Dereham Road, makes a welcome return to the guide after one year's absence while the Fat Cat Brewery Tap, in Lawson Road, and the White Lion, in Oak Street, are newcomers.

The guide also highlights the number of breweries across the country and there are now 31 breweries in Norfolk, two up on last year.

Nationally there are now 1,009 breweries; the highest number for more than 70 years, with 158 having opened in just 12 months.

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Don't miss tomorrow's paper and online story to find out more about the pubs which have made it into the guide.

Meanwhile, here is a list of just 10 of the 105 Norfolk pubs which appear:

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Romany Pye

Situated in Dereham, this Wetherspoons is centrally located and offers a range of rotating beers and occasionally local beers such as Panther.

Cock inn

This pub is on the edge of Dereham and has been restored with comfortable seating and a beamed ceiling. Three ales are always available along with Adnams Southwold Bitter.

West End

Backing onto RAF Feltwell, this lively pub has real ales that change all the time and also does food with a popular Sunday carvery.

Fat Cat Brewery Tap

This Norwich pub is the sister pub to the award-winning Fat cat and sells its own ales from the Fat Cat range which are brewed in the brewery next door.

Gate House

On Dereham Road, the Gate House is always welcoming with a warm log fire. Live music is hosted during the week including Irish folk, with reasonable prices.

White Lion

The White Lion in Oak Street Norwich is a cosy pub, serving a range of beers and ciders, and hosts a number of games such as billiards.

Kings Arms

In Fleggburgh, this pub has one room and offers two regular ales, six guest ales and six ciders. They hold mini beer festivals along with food from local sources.

Jolly Farmers

The Jolly Farmers in Ormesby is a local village pub, and offers two regular ales plus two guest ales selected by the locals. Good food is also on offer at lunch and dinner.

Pleasure Boat

In Hickling, this iconic Broadland pub has moorings for boats 20 feet from the door. There are four real ales and two locally-produced ciders on tap, and home-cooked food available.


Situated in Hainford, Chequers is a lovely thatched pub with a children's play area, well-known for its locally-sourced food.

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