Search > Kings Head

Kings Head

42 Magdalen Street

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

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.

Regular cask ales

No beers listed Add regular beers

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 13 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.

Email this pub to a friend

Kings Head, Norwich


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Norfolk Cider Co, Kingfisher on handpump.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Cobbled area under the old coaching inn archway, no seating.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Bar Billards.

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

View on Larger Map

Kings Head

42 Magdalen Street

Sat Nav Reference

52.6348, 1.2964


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

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

Closest Station (1500m)


Submit Pub Feedback to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

Close overlay