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The Ribs of Beef (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Green Jack - Summer AleExcellent1
Wolf - Golden JackalExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Hoxne - Suffolk PunchGood1
Oldershaw - Old BoyGood1
Elgood's - WheatGood1
Woodforde's - WherryGood1
Elgood's - Black Dog MildGood1
Cottage - TrafalgarGood1
Woodforde's - SundewAcceptable1
Buffy's - Norwich TerrierAcceptable1
Lacons - EncorePoor1
Oakham - CitraPoor1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Oldershaw - SunnydazeNot Tried0
Iceni - Raspberry WheatNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's ClothingNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Tipple's - RedheadNot Tried0
Elgood's - Billy the SquidNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Winter's - RevengeNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Bure GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Panther - Pink PantherNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Trafalgar AleNot Tried0
Cottage - DuchessNot Tried0
Grain - RedwoodNot Tried0
St Peter's - Hoppy T'AleNot Tried0
Green Jack - Trawlerboys Best BitterNot Tried0
Panther - Red PantherNot Tried0
Wolf - Norfolk PrideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Ribs of Beef, Norwich, Norfolk
Picture 2. The Ribs of Beef, Norwich, Norfolk

Visits Details

11 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
Ah the Ribbs. Ian and I sat on the decking outside the Wherry Room and enjoyed the view of the river. I do like this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80GoodWonderfully average bitter.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Green Jack - Trawlerboys Best Bitter4.60Not Tried
Panther - Red Panther4.10Not Tried
Hoxne - Suffolk Punch4.50Not Tried
Wolf - Norfolk Pride4.60Not Tried
16 Mar 2016 (HSB)
13:15 Second stop. My first visit since the departure of Roger the long serving landlord. Nothing had changed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hoxne - Suffolk Punch4.50GoodStarted really well, sour and smoky, but with a quarter of a pint left it faded to nothing.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Cottage - Duchess4.20Not Tried
Grain - Redwood4.80Not Tried
St Peter's - Hoppy T'Ale4.20Not Tried
23 Oct 2014 (HSB)
18:30 Unusually quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cottage - Trafalgar4.10Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70Not Tried
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Panther - Pink Panther4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Bure Gold4.30Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Trafalgar Ale4.20Not Tried
12 Jun 2014 (HSB)
16:15 Went in hoping to belatedly pick up a City of Ale 2014 badge but the organiser had collected them. Two old boys playing crib and two younger men discussing mobile 'phones.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lacons - Encore3.80PoorHazy and a bit old.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Winter's - Revenge4.70Not Tried
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Bure Gold4.30Not Tried
07 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. First visit here - impressed by cleanliness and ambience.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70Excellent£2.50 pp too
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing3.70Not Tried
Tipple's - Redhead4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Elgood's - Billy the Squid4.80Not Tried
18 Aug 2013 (HSB)
13:30 My first visit on a Sunday. Quieter than usual with a more mixed clientele then in the evening. One beer ran out and the Landlord very kindly got me the new guest beer directly from the cellar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentTypical Oakham but so tasty
Green Jack - Summer Ale4.20ExcellentFirst pint straight from the cask.
Oldershaw - Old Boy4.80Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70Not Tried
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
01 Sep 2012 (Blair)
First stop in our one day Norwich pub crawl. We were hoping for lunch on the river but the terrace was closed. Nice enough place but was lacking something.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20PoorOne of my favourite beers and in poor shape. Mine was first of three poured and just about drinkable, the third was undrinkable so looks like this is last out of a stale barrel.
13 Feb 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60GoodGood, but I've had better samples than this. Not as sweet as sometimes, with a bitter finish. My score 15/20.
27 Jul 2007 (Ian)
I had been looking forward to coming back here for ages. It was the one pub I had a strong rememberance of from my last visit to the city 6 years ago. Mid afternoon and there was a mixed crowd in, but not busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Wheat4.50GoodGold with thin beige head. Cereal aroma, good mouthfeel, some banana/bubblegum with good lemony finish. One of the better English wheat beers. Full and cereal. Good lemony finish.
Buffy's - Norwich Terrier3.60AcceptableCopper, slight haze, off white head. It's a slightly earthy, slightly citrusy session bitter. Quite a good dusty earthy finish though, gives it some character. Fine.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Oldershaw - Sunnydaze4.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
Iceni - Raspberry Wheat5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Sundew4.10Not Tried
27 Jul 2007 (Andrew)
Most people were on the walkway overlooking the river so the pub was fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Sundew4.10AcceptableAmber beer with sharp hops and a long bitter finish
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Oldershaw - Sunnydaze4.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
Iceni - Raspberry Wheat5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Elgood's - Wheat4.50Not Tried
Buffy's - Norwich Terrier3.60Not Tried

About The Ribs of Beef

The pub sign. The Ribs of Beef, Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good6
Acceptable2
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HY.

The pub comprises 2 levels. At street level is the main bar and underneath it is the Wherry Room and riverside seating with views of the ancient Fye Bridge. Main bar sports 9 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR3 1HY