Videos: Norwich City supporters party the night away following promotion joy

The celebrations following Norwich City's final match of their successful Championship season continued long into the night on Saturday.

Supporters partied throughout the afternoon following the earlier 12.45pm kick-off against Coventry City, which finished in a 2-2 draw, with police reporting no incidents ruining the fun.

Pubs all over Norwich were heaving with yellow and green, just as our videos from the Queen of the Iceni bar on Riverside show.

A Canaries-themed raffle was held in the Wetherspoons bar during the day and raised over �700 for CLIC Sargent cancer care charity, giving away a signed City shirt and ball.

General manager Alasdair Peat couldn't reveal the exact figures but said their previous record day had been more than doubled and it was a brilliant day all round on Riverside.


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He said: 'It was the biggest day we've had in our history by far, it was just unbelievable how much we took.

'Around 7.30pm we switched from plastics to glass for the evening trade and all our fridges were empty, our cellar and extra cellar for the day were empty and we had all our staff in, it was just beyond my wildest imagination.

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'I can't thank the Norwich fans enough, they've been fantastic all season.'

Across the way at West Coast Bar and Grill they were so busy that they had run out of beer by late afternoon and took their highest ever amount over the counter, a huge �13,000.

Manager Stephen Bonnot said: 'It was an amazing day, from 9am it was really busy on Riverside and it just didn't let up all day.

'All of the fans were really well behaved and there was bit of a party between us and Lloyds (Queen of the Iceni). Darren Huckerby was here later on and Grant Holt popped in for a pint as well so it was a great night.'

The bar at Holywood Bowl was also heaving with happy football fans and general manager Roddy Trimble said it was around three times as busy as they would normally expect on a match day.

He said: 'We were very, very busy, it was a big party atmosphere and was really good. Everyone was well behaved and the whole day was in good humour so it was really good.'

Have you got any celebration pictures or videos? Send them to newsdesk@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772418.

View our videos of City fans doing the conga and celebrating in the Queen of the Iceni on Saturday afternoon at www.eveningnews24.co.uk

Don't forget to pick up your eight-page picture special of the civic reception in Wednesday's newspaper or our review of City's 2010/11 season in Friday's papers.

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