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Panda (formerly The Norwich Tap House) (Free House)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redchurch - Barrel-aged Stout Exceptional1
Magic Rock - Craftwerk - CraftExcellent1
Redwell - Indian Pale AleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - ChironExcellent1
London Fields - Pumpkin Ale 2014Acceptable1
Redwell - White IPA - KegAcceptable1
Magic Rock - CarnivalNot Tried0
London Fields - Hackney HopsterNot Tried0
London Fields - Black Path PorterNot Tried0
Redwell - Pale Ale - KegNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Pacer - CraftNot Tried0
Harbour - AJI Limon - CraftNot Tried0
Lovibonds - Sour Grapes - CraftNot Tried0
West Brewing - St Mungo - CraftNot Tried0
Blackjack - RyeNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Dancing Bear - CraftNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RaptureNot Tried0
London Fields - Love Not WarNot Tried0
Picture 1. Panda (formerly The Norwich Tap House), Norwich, Norfolk
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

12 Feb 2015 (HSB)
16:00 No other customers. A new pub for my three chums.
Redwell - White IPA - Keg6.00AcceptableStunning hoppy taste to start. By the end of the pint it was starting to taste a bit stale. With 20 beers on sale I wonder how fresh some of the beers are.
08 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. I was surprised to find that they do not sell any cask conditioned beer here at all (missing a trick I feel) and it is also a bit irritating that a very interesting beer selection has a mix of old style fizzy keg and the much better key-keg types, but without clear differentiation. A really nice place though and a good atmosphere.
Redchurch - Barrel-aged Stout 7.50ExceptionalOn key-keg, with only natural carbonation. My friend and I were agreed that this was easily the best beer of our day in Norwich. Outstanding.
London Fields - Pumpkin Ale 20146.00AcceptableWe were surprised to find this was on fizzy keg, the flavours of the beer near-killed by chill and carbonation.
14 Aug 2014 (HSB)
18:15 As my mate enjoyed the Mash Tun we then came here as it was another new tick for him. Fairly busy.
Redwell - Indian Pale Ale6.50ExcellentThis is the micro fizz version. A superb example of an IPA.
23 May 2013 (HSB)
21:50 post concert drink. About twenty others in, gentle buzz of conversation.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Chiron5.00ExcellentCraft version
Magic Rock - Craftwerk - Craft5.00ExcellentAs usual an tasty beer from Magic Rock
Magic Rock - Rapture4.60Not TriedCraft
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
Magic Rock - Carnival4.30Not TriedCraft
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not TriedCraft
London Fields - Black Path Porter4.20Not TriedCraft
Redwell - Pale Ale - Keg4.00Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Pacer - Craft4.10Not Tried
Harbour - AJI Limon - Craft6.80Not Tried
Lovibonds - Sour Grapes - Craft4.60Not Tried
West Brewing - St Mungo - Craft4.90Not Tried
Blackjack - Rye4.90Not Tried
Magic Rock - Dancing Bear - Craft6.20Not Tried

About the Panda (formerly The Norwich Tap House)

The pub sign. Panda (formerly The Norwich Tap House), Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SN.

Recent addition to the Norwich pub scene. Housed in a former furniture shop in Redwell Street. It specialised in craft keg beers and foreign bottled beer but sells no cask ales. Very pleasant place to enjoy a drink but gets very busy weekend evenings. Change of name to Panda and became a cocktail and wine bar in September 2018. Closed in January 2020 due to an allegedly large business rates hike.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR2 4SN