Today’s Pub of the Week is the White Horse in The Street, Trowse, which is a country pub that is just a short walk from the city centre

Regulars like the cosy atmosphere, according to one regular 'like your own living room', and the fact that it's a country pub just a short walk from Carrow Road and Norwich city centre.

As Andy Coleman, who runs the pub with landlady wife Pam, says, cross the bridge and you're back in the city.

It means the pub is heaving on Norwich City match days and many supporters leave their cars on the car park and walk to the ground.

That said, there's a different atmosphere from pubs in the city, and you can tell that instead of being in the Norwich City Council territory you have crossed into South Norfolk Council land.

Pam Coleman took over the pub in 1993 just when they were opening the Trowse bypass, which took a lot of trade away from the pub, which once sat along the main road.

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Andy joined 15 years ago, and the couple now run it together, and even do the cooking together. Pam previously ran the Hole in the Wall in the city centre, now no more, and La Rouen, now Number 12. She also worked at the Bridge House in Riverside Road.

Mr Coleman used to be a service engineer doing washing machines and domestic appliances, but he has been full-time at the pub for four years. The Punch Taverns-owned pub serves four real ales which could soon increase to five.

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Mr Coleman said: 'It's like a country pub just outside the city. Cross the bridge and you're in Norwich. It's only about a 10-minute walking distance to Riverside in Norwich.'

He believes there is a future for independently owned pubs and for chains like Wetherspoons, as well.

'You have to keep your eye on the ball. We've got two function rooms and May Gurney and Norfolk County Council host meetings here. We have a couple of darts teams and a poker team. Jazz and blues clubs meet here and the RAF association comes here, and the Western front association.'

The pub has a decent patio area where smokers congregate and they even have a resident ghost.

The Evening News has been urging people to return to pubs in our Love your Local campaign.

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