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Kings Head

42 Magdalen Street
Norwich
NR3 1JE

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Opening Times

12-Midnight Mon-Sat; 12-11 Sun

About the Pub

A traditional two-bar city pub which has been a mandatory stop on the Norwich real ale trail since 2005, with its 14 handpumps, mostly serving beers from Norfolk, plus a few selected guests such as Three Blind Mice, Green Jack, Derby Brewing and Newby Wyke. There is also local cider and perry, plus a large range of bottled European beers, but no keg beers at all.

Twice CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year, there's no food provided except snacks and (very good) pork pies, but there are plenty of local takeaways, and plates and cutlery can be provided. Local eggs and honey are usually on sale. The pub also supports two teams in the local bar billiards league.

Owned since 2013 by Stephen and Lesley George, also owners of the Humpty Dumpty Brewery, the range of beers remains eclectic, and only rarely includes more than one of their beers. Previously owned for nine years by Jon Smith and Roland Coomber, who converted it from a bikers pub into the destination real-ale pub it remains today.

The 'main' bar is at the back of the pub, with a side entrance in the courtyard, and the house beer is KHB (King's Head Bitter) made by Winter's.

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Changing Beers

This pub serves 14 changing beers.

Up to fourteen beers, mostly a mix of local beers and East Anglian micros, but also including specials from favoured breweries from outside the area, such as Three Blind Mice, Newby Wyke and Derby Brewery.

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Kings Head, Norwich

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Norfolk Cider Co, Kingfisher on handpump.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Cobbled area under the old coaching inn archway.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Bar Billards.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

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Kings Head

42 Magdalen Street
Norwich
NR3 1JE

Sat Nav Reference

52.6348, 1.2964

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Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

10, 11, 12, 13, 13B, 13C, 21, 21A, 22, 24, 28, 29, X29, 36, 37, 38, 39, 50, 50A

Nearby Station (1500m)

Norwich

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  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Parking Parking
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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