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Cidershed, Norwich

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Excellent range of beers and the first beer festival was on top form. Another ale gem in Norwich.
trekman - 8 Sep 2013 19:40
Great range of real ales (Fat Cat and many others) and far more interesting to look at on the inside than the outside would suggest! Always an enjoyable and welcoming venue.
marknorthfield - 11 Aug 2013 18:56
Called lunchtime in early March to a friendly welcome from the bar lady.
Then we shivered for a couple of hours in a spartan kind of tractor shed sipping ale served way too cold. I've been more comfortable in a bus shelter.
louche - 29 Mar 2012 17:13
Now renamed'The Fat Cat brewery tap'.Vast selection of draught and from the wood real ales.
Favourite is 'marmalade'-5.5% burnt orange scrumptioness for less than �3 a pint!
Definitely worth a visit esp.on Sunday afternoon when they usually have live music!
simcolx - 16 Jan 2012 11:02
pretty decent if you like real cider, dont let the outside put you off!!! very rural inside etc, and proper cyder
jerome_uk - 16 Jul 2011 02:21
Looks rubbish from the outside and the dodgy books on sale in the foyer are a bit off putting but when you get inside - wow!
cobbo - 4 Oct 2010 16:37
i really like this pub great selection of ales and beers
good music and interesting people..2nd hand books for sale

great pub. 8/10
strawdog - 3 Oct 2010 15:53
Looks like a bit of a dive outside. But inside is a fairly friendly single bar boozer with old road signs and the like decorating the walls. I even spotted some monkeys in strategic places. Had three quick halves of each cider on offer. All of the cider were Burnards - Bejun Beauty Rum Cask, Montys Double and Montys Double Oak Cask. Three beers were on handpull - Fat Cat Bitter, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted and Adnams Bitter, with a further 5 on gravity out the back - Crouch Vale Brewers Gold & Amarillo, Hopback Summer Lightning, Oakham Bishops Farewell and Potbelly Beijing Black. I enjoyed my all too brief visit and will undoubtedly be back at some point.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Aug 2010 14:46
excellent pub - amongst the best in Norwich - good ales and grub and music
angstdata - 17 Jan 2010 11:01
Excellent Keatley family owned pub which houses the Fat Cat brewery. This is the only pub that is not run by part of the family. I understand the landlord also brews the Burnards cider which is available on hand pump. A great selection of beer was available yesterday from the 6 hand pumps and 7 others available from the tap room. I understand the hand pumps remain pretty constant but the tap room beers obviously change. On hand pump yesterday were Adnams Best, T/T's Landlord, Green Jack Orange Wheat, Harviestown Bitter and Twisted and Fat Cat Bitter and Honey. I had two beers from the tap room College Headless Dog and Hildens Molls Porter which were both very good.

The pub had very friendly staff and a friendly customer who we talked to. The pub has a number of items decorated around the pub and hanging from the ceiling. Most of the items were railway memorabilia a number of model aeroplanes and a traffic light. The traffic light has obviously been tampered with as the red light is in the middle. The only food that was available was rolls and pork pies. The rolls were good value at a �1.00 for various cheese, beef and ham options. The helpful bar maid also kindly unlocked the Fat Cat brewery on our way out so we could have a quick look.

Love_good_ale - 23 Mar 2008 13:16
Splendid place - home of the Fat Cat brewery, and rather less cavernous than I was expecting from some of the reviews. Otherwise as mentioned by other reviewers: i.e. decent range of in-house and guest beers, good staff, friendly atmosphere, large range of railway memorabilia and yes it is slightly odd (or perhaps quirky), but not in a bad way.
rpadam - 27 Feb 2008 22:49
What a jolly pleasent place. Lots of ale - yes. Lots of friendly people - yes. Super bar staff to boot. Live music, Grreat. It's at just the right volume, you can even chat/order a drink while they're playing!
The_Ace - 4 Nov 2007 16:59
It's everything that everyone says about it but not everyone is into real ale. I Know Camra with have a contract on my head for this but I think it tasts like shit. Gimmi a nitro gassed John Smiths any day. Problem with real ale is this. I can go into any pub in the country and if the beer is well kept ie lines clean then a John Smiths or any other 'normal' beer will taste the same anywhere. In a real ale pub you are faced with 11,000 hand pumps with not one single name that you recognise. And it takes 38 pints before you find one that doen't taste like shit. Sorry all you bearded dudes in sandals and jumpers that your Mum knitted, that's just how it seems to me.

Besides that the place is just odd. Friendly certainly, with good clientele and no sign of any problems. Goog polite and efficient staff, get served quickly.

But it's still odd.
The_Man - 29 Apr 2007 22:49
Of course given the Fat Cat connection the beers are plentiful. The problem is it really is literally a shed, a big wooden buiding with doors at either end. On a raw March day it was freezing in there, and the air temperature meant the beers were also being served too cold. Great in summer I'm sure, but in winter this place needs warming up!
edchambers - 23 Mar 2007 21:26
A friendly but odd Pub, filed with friendly locals and a large renage of Railway memorabilia. The Shed is an apt name. However, an excellent beautifuly kept selection of Ales from East Anglia and beyond, including the Fat Cat ales brewed on the premises. Food consists of rolls and delicious Pork pies. Also a fine range Belgian and continental beers are served on draught or from bottles.
ahscum - 24 Feb 2007 16:01
a friendly, quirky, laid back atmosphere with an excellent selection of real ales and real ciders. They also have regular live music which always assures a crowd! absolutely worth a look!
Christopher Lee - 29 Jan 2007 21:14

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