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Fat Cat Brewery Tap

(formerly Cider Shed, The Shed, Wherry)

98-100 Lawson Road

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

5 - 9 Mon & Tue
5 - 10 Wed
4.30 - 10 Thu & Fri
12 - 10.30 Sat
12 - 8 Sun


Fat Cat Pubs

About the Pub

Branch Pub of the Year 2018.

Adjacent to the Fat Cat Brewery, this welcoming watering hole serves a wide range of quality real ales, alongside an impressive range of real ciders and craft and bottled beers, as well as running a bookshop/club for the customers. As the name suggests, the pub is the 'tap' for the Fat Cat Brewery, so you'll find most of their beers available most of the time.

The large and airy main bar features a distinctive solid oak bar top, and has plenty of seating and a small stage at one end, where regular live music events are held. Old brewery and beer adverts and other brewery paraphernalia decorate the walls and roof space, where you'll also find a working set of traffic lights, which indicate whether the bar is open or not!

The pub has two outside seating areas: a large expanse of grass at the front, open to the road, and an enclosed and covered patio and garden at the rear. There's cycle parking at the front, and a small car park.

Built in the 1970s as the Wherry, the pub was bought and significantly refurbished in 2005 by Colin Keatley, as the second in the Fat Cat group.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 5 regular beers.

  • Fat Cat Honey Ale
  • Fat Cat Marmalade Cat
  • Fat Cat Norwich Bitter
  • Fyne Ales Jarl
  • Oakham Bishops Farewell

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 20 changing beers.

Usually has the full range of Fat Cat beers, plus about fifteen guests from a range of national and local breweries such as Green Jack, Burton Bridge, Dark Star, and Oakham.

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Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Burnards, Gwynt y Draig and others.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Large enclosed terrace at the rear, plus seating on grassy area at the front.

  • Parking Parking

    Small car park at rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Backgammon, crib, monopoly.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Fat Cat Brewery Tap

98-100 Lawson Road

Sat Nav Reference

52.6435, 1.3004


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Nearby Bus Routes (11m)

11, 11A

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