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The Bell Hotel (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Salopian - IndigenousExceptional1
Wychwood - Dirty TackleGood1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - O'Hara's JDW Irish RedGood1
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Once BitternNot Tried0
Ringwood - BoondoggleNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Bell RingerNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Pheasantry - BB Best BitterNot Tried0
Elgood's - Lazy DogNot Tried0
Mauldons - Black AdderNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Golden Hill - Exmoor GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Batemans - HookerNot Tried0
Mauldons - Mid-Winter GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bell Hotel, Norwich, Norfolk
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

16 Mar 2016 (HSB)
11:45 Very busy. There were two stillages of casks for the 'Spoons beer festival. It appeared to have been for the opening weekend and all beers were on offer at £1.99. I wasn't clear what was on sale so I have not noted them.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - O'Hara's JDW Irish Red4.50GoodNot very red.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Pheasantry - BB Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Elgood's - Lazy Dog3.90Not Tried
29 Mar 2015 (Dosser)
Super spoons with wonderful staff. Maidstone spoons could learn a lot from this place
Salopian - Indigenous5.50Exceptional
12 Feb 2014 (HSB)
10:15 Breakfast stop on my way to the Trafford beer festival. Fairly quiet.
Wychwood - Dirty Tackle4.00GoodGood balance of citrus hops and malt.
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Golden Hill - Exmoor Gold5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Batemans - Hooker4.50Not Tried
Mauldons - Mid-Winter Gold4.50Not Tried
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Woodforde's - Once Bittern4.10Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
Woodforde's - Bell Ringer4.10Not Tried

About The Bell Hotel

The pub sign. The Bell Hotel, Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3QB.

Large two storey Wetherspoon's in a former hotel. Fairly typical Wetherspoon's interior apart from a life sized model of Quasimodo. Up to ten guest beers. Claim to fame is that the building can be seen in the background of film of the naked Monty Python organist. Extended and completely refurbished in 2016/7.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR1 3QB