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Panda (formerly The Norwich Tap House) (Freehouse)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redchurch - Barrel-aged Stout Exceptional1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - ChironExcellent1
Magic Rock - Craftwerk - CraftExcellent1
Redwell - Indian Pale AleExcellent1
Redwell - White IPA - KegAcceptable1
London Fields - Pumpkin Ale 2014Acceptable1
Magic Rock - Dancing Bear - CraftNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RaptureNot Tried0
London Fields - Love Not WarNot Tried0
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
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good-
Acceptable2
Poor-

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