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The Alexandra Tavern (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Chalk Hill - TapGood2
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - RougeGood1
Chalk Hill - CHBGood2
Otter - Poppy OtterAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Summer DazeAcceptable2
Chalk Hill - GoldAcceptable2
Wadworth - SummersaultNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Cross Bay - NightfallNot Tried0
Panther - Golden PantherNot Tried0
Tomos Watkin - The Last InchNot Tried0
Tipple's - AurousNot Tried0
Tipple's - BowlineNot Tried0
Chalk Hill - Black AnnaNot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer 3+4 CandlesNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Alexandra Tavern, Norwich, Norfolk

Visits Details

11 Feb 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly busy we sat in the quieter bar by the entrance, pleasant relaxing atmosphere my first visit here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20GoodFruity with a bitter sweet hoppiness
Chalk Hill - Tap3.60GoodRefreshing hoppy session bitter
Tipple's - Bowline3.80Not Tried
Chalk Hill - Black Anna4.00Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer 3+4 Candles4.30Not Tried
10 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
9 years since I've been here. Then, Ian had Miller; now he has Tipples. Friendly and relaxed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chalk Hill - Tap3.60GoodAstringent tart bitter
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20Not Tried
Chalk Hill - Gold4.30Not Tried
Panther - Golden Panther3.70Not Tried
Tipple's - Aurous4.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2015 (HSB)
16:20 I was surprised to find that I hadn't visited this pub since I started using this site. As noted by Mr Harris this is an excellent back street local and I have enjoyed many visits here over the years but I expect the proximity of the Fat Cat has influenced my choice lately. The comfortable right hand bar was busy but the more sedate left hand room was empty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Poppy Otter4.00AcceptableBitter with a dry backtaste. Started well but soon faded.
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20Not Tried
Chalk Hill - Tap3.60Not Tried
Panther - Golden Panther3.70Not Tried
Tomos Watkin - The Last Inch4.00Not TriedUnusually no ABV on the clip
29 Mar 2015 (Dosser)
Great place to eat chips outside
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20Good
08 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit and we were amongst the first in. I really liked this pub. Just the sort of place I would love to have as a local. The pub cat did not seem happy with us for our choice of seats – we were clearly sitting in cat territory.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - Rouge4.50GoodThis was not the beer we ordered, after the barmaid misheard ‘Cross Bay’ as ‘Liberation’, and neither of us much like Red Ales. Having said that, it was not too sweet and actually rather tasty.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Cross Bay - Nightfall3.80Not Tried
01 Sep 2012 (Blair)
This is a proper pub plain and simple. Packed out with customers, staff who know exactly what they're doing and good beer on tap. We were kept entertained by a bloke fresh out of prison telling us about his various stays in prisons across the world.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80ExcellentLight, fresh and delicious.
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20Not Tried
Chalk Hill - Tap3.60Not Tried
Chalk Hill - Gold4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
01 May 2009 (Blair)
Got into Norwich at around 9 and this was the first pub we got to. Really busy inside so we grabbed our beers and stood outside. Nice vibrant atmosphere with a good mix of people.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chalk Hill - Gold4.30AcceptableVery sweet golden ale. A little too sweet in my opinion, became a little cloying towards the end.
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20Not Tried
Chalk Hill - Tap3.60Not Tried
26 Jul 2007 (Ian)
Really good corner pub in a back street, west of the town centre and within walking distance of the Fat Cat. Central bar serves two large rooms. Pool table, old style vinyl single jukebox in one area. People playing bridge. Tables out front for smokers. Excellent buzz about the place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chalk Hill - Gold4.30AcceptableGold, thin white head. It's a golden beer, some malt, some good hop on end. Blond ale, fine, like every other one. Decent hop finish.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Summer Daze3.50AcceptableCopper, no head. Very malty, fruit, bit un-brewed out. Has malt and hops. Never a big fan of Nethergate. The malts are a bit overpowering. Good hit of hop on finish.
Wadworth - Summersault4.00Not Tried
26 Jul 2007 (Andrew)
Busy and lively with lots of submarine memorabilia scattered around. We came here 6 years ago and sat in the same place. What creatures of habit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Summer Daze3.50AcceptableMalt liquor with marmite finish
Chalk Hill - CHB4.20Not Tried
Wadworth - Summersault4.00Not Tried
Chalk Hill - Gold4.30Not Tried

About The Alexandra Tavern

The pub sign. The Alexandra Tavern, Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good5
Acceptable5
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Website.

The pub is found in Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3BB.

A 2 roomed pub with a long thin room on either side of the central bar area.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR2 3BB