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The Cottage (Grain Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elgood's - Cockerless FourExcellent1
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterExcellent1
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Golden AleGood1
Grain - Year of the Hop 2015 - MosaicGood1
Cotswold Spring - StunnerGood1
Black Sheep - All CreaturesNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Mauldons - Mole TrapNot Tried0
Green Jack - Mahseer IPA (superseded by 5.8% version)Not Tried0
Grain - OakNot Tried0
Grain - Blonde AshNot Tried0
Grain - RedwoodNot Tried0
Grain - SlateNot Tried0
Fat Cat - CougarNot Tried0
Grain - Best BitterNot Tried0
Boudicca - Golden TorcNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - City Hoppers 11Not Tried0
Grain - ThreeOneSixNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cottage, Norwich, Norfolk
Picture 2. The Cottage, Norwich, Norfolk

Visits Details

11 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
Ian phoned Phil Lowry to find out if a pale beer coud be smokey. Apparently yes but most likely cause is a poorly cleaned kettle. Anyway that had nought to do with this pub which was friendly and modern-cool.
Fat Cat - Cougar4.70Not Tried
Grain - Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Boudicca - Golden Torc4.30Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - City Hoppers 113.80Not Tried
Grain - ThreeOneSix3.90Not Tried
28 May 2015 (HSB)
15:15 My first visit since the pub being taken over by Grain. I have always found this place to be rather soulless but the makeover has removed what little atmosphere it had. The bar has been moved to the right hand wall, is copper topped, sports six handpumps and has 10 taps for fancy fizz behind. The furniture is a rather uncomfortable mix of pews and hard wooden seats. Just two other customers went we went in.
Grain - Year of the Hop 2015 - Mosaic4.40GoodLess citrus than the earlier example
Green Jack - Mahseer IPA (superseded by 5.8% version)5.00Not Tried
Grain - Oak3.80Not Tried
Grain - Blonde Ash4.00Not Tried
Grain - Redwood4.80Not Tried
Grain - Slate6.00Not TriedPorter.
03 Oct 2013 (HSB)
17:10 The current landlady finishes this weekend. Mauldons have sold the lease to the owners of the Red Lion in Norwich so the beer range will change. There were only three beers on as stock was being run down.
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80ExcellentVery tasty but seemed more blackcurrant than blackberry.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Mauldons - Mole Trap3.80Not Tried
17 Jul 2012 (HSB)
First stop on a late afternoon crawl of Norwich. Just a few in.
Elgood's - Cockerless Four4.50Excellent
02 Jun 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet early on a Saturday afternoon.
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Golden Ale4.00GoodWell balanced golden ale with a slight tilt towards maltiness. My score 15/20.
Black Sheep - All Creatures3.50Not TriedAnnoyingly only realised this was a rare new beer from this brewery after the event.
25 Feb 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Rather quiet although Rugby was being shown on the TV.
Cotswold Spring - Stunner4.00GoodMalty golden brew with a little hoppiness. Fairly dry finish. My score 15/20.

About The Cottage

The pub sign. The Cottage, Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4TB.

Large single roomed pub with a long bar taking centre stage. At one time a Mauldons Brewery pub supplemented by guests from around the country. Now a Grain Brewery House. It has made some changes and now the bar has been moved to the right hand wall, is copper topped and sports six handpumps.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR3 4TB