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Kings Head (Humpty Dumpty Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Humpty Dumpty - Reedham GoldExcellent1
Brandon - Old RodneyExcellent1
Green Jack - Rising Sun Excellent1
Jo C's - Bitter Old BustardExcellent1
Shortts Farm - IndieExcellent1
Grain - India Pale AleExcellent1
Newby Wyke - Admiral BlucherGood1
Dancing Man - After the StormGood1
Golden Triangle - Red SquareGood1
Green Jack - Orange WheatGood1
Boudicca - Golden TorcGood1
Indian Summer - Hop & Soul Christmas AleGood1
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)Good1
Tombstone - Santa FeGood1
Humpty Dumpty - East Anglia Pale AleAcceptable1
Woodforde's - Nelson's RevengeNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Railway SleeperNot Tried0
Winter's - GoldenNot Tried0
Winter's - MildNot Tried0
Grain - Blackwood StoutNot Tried0
Panther - Red PantherNot Tried0
Elgood's - Prawn FreeNot Tried0
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - The EagleNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - ReedcutterNot Tried0
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Grain - Year of Hop 2013 - Pacific Gem Not Tried0
Tring - Side Pocket for a ToadNot Tried0
Buffy's - MildNot Tried0
Ole Slewfoot - Fox on the RunNot Tried0
Panther - Golden PantherNot Tried0
Brandon - Rusty BucketNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Honey AleNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Bear IslandNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - SwallowtailNot Tried0
Winter's - On The Beer CityNot Tried0
Golden Triangle - Black Hops IBANot Tried0
Buffy's - Norwegian Blue (aka Polly's Extra Folly)Not Tried0
Elmtree - Dark Horse StoutNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Marie CelesteNot Tried0
Golden Triangle - Bonny's GoldNot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Gold IPANot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Grantham GoldNot Tried0
Woodforde's - SundewNot Tried0
Elmtree - Golden Pale AleNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Broadland SunriseNot Tried0
Magpie - Pica PorterNot Tried0
Brandon - DragonfireNot Tried0
Tring - Death or GloryNot Tried0
Tipple's - The Hanged MonkNot Tried0
Green Jack - Baltic TraderNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Double W IPANot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Ruby AleNot Tried0
Shortts Farm - StrummerNot Tried0
Derby - Mercia IPANot Tried0
Beeston - Afternoon DelightNot Tried0
Grain - Smoked Pale AleNot Tried0
Winter's - Magdalen St SpecialNot Tried0
Boudicca - Spiral StoutNot Tried0
Panther - Black PantherNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Bure GoldNot Tried0
Green Jack - WaxwingNot Tried0
Shortts Farm - RockabillyNot Tried0
Green Jack - Mahseer IPA (superseded by 5.8% version)Not Tried0
Jo C's - Norfolk KiwiNot Tried0
Brandon - Saxon GoldNot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Dark MildNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Red MillNot Tried0
Panther - MildNot Tried0
Green Jack - ExcelsiorNot Tried0
Hellhound - Soul SurvivorNot Tried0
Shortts Farm - IndieNot Tried0
Winter's - Special (Chinook dry hopped)Not Tried0
Golden Triangle - ElderflowerpowerNot Tried0
Shortts Farm - Two Tone MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. Kings Head, Norwich, Norfolk
Picture 2. Kings Head, Norwich, Norfolk

Visits Details

11 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
Umm, probably the best pub in Norwich. Very friendly barman, great beer line up and very well served beers. The interior is lovely too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Humpty Dumpty - Reedham Gold3.60ExcellentVery pale gold. Smokey soft peppery bitter. Top stuff
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70GoodReally good peppery hops on this. I had to stick with it because I initially I though it was a bit bland. Actually it's really very nice.
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Green Jack - Excelsior4.00Not Tried
Brandon - Rusty Bucket4.40Not Tried
Panther - Black Panther4.50Not Tried
Hellhound - Soul Survivor5.70Not Tried
Shortts Farm - Indie4.20Not Tried
Winter's - Special (Chinook dry hopped)4.20Not Tried
Golden Triangle - Elderflowerpower4.20Not Tried
Shortts Farm - Two Tone Mild3.80Not Tried
16 Mar 2016 (HSB)
13:50 3rd stop. Most of the party stayed in the back bar whilst we sat in the front bar with the landlord of the Compleat Angler. I really rate the front bar here, apart from the modern counter, I think it is a excellent example as to how Victorian public bar would have looked.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boudicca - Golden Torc4.30Good
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Green Jack - Mahseer IPA (superseded by 5.8% version)5.00Not Tried
Jo C's - Norfolk Kiwi3.80Not Tried
Brandon - Saxon Gold4.00Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Dark Mild4.90Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Red Mill4.30Not Tried
Panther - Mild3.30Not Tried
14 Jan 2016 (Mitch)
Quiet Thursday evening, rain, sleet and snow. Only the foolish are out! 9 beers on and a taster offered again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jo C's - Bitter Old Bustard4.30ExcellentCopper or even darker. Good flavour
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Buffy's - Mild4.20Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Elmtree - Golden Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Panther - Black Panther4.50Not Tried
Woodforde's - Bure Gold4.30Not Tried
Green Jack - Waxwing3.90Not Tried
Shortts Farm - Rockabilly4.30Not Tried
28 Oct 2015 (HSB)
15:00 Beer festival had closed for the afternoon so the pub was getting busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Newby Wyke - Admiral Blucher5.00GoodYellow, thick and chewy.
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Tring - Death or Glory7.20Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Tipple's - The Hanged Monk3.80Not Tried
Green Jack - Baltic Trader10.50Not Tried
Panther - Golden Panther3.70Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Double W IPA7.40Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Ruby Ale4.00Not Tried
Shortts Farm - Strummer3.80Not Tried
Derby - Mercia IPA5.00Not Tried
Beeston - Afternoon Delight3.70Not Tried
Grain - Smoked Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Winter's - Magdalen St Special4.30Not Tried
Boudicca - Spiral Stout4.60Not Tried
10 Jun 2015 (Mitch)
First class back street local, as a pub should be. Taster offered. Bar billiards match in the corner, and their curry arrived whilst they were playing!. 10 beers on pump. Well worth searching this out, not far from town centre at all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brandon - Old Rodney4.00ExcellentBeer as it used to be and as it should be. Bitter, copper coloured, tasty.
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Grantham Gold4.20Not Tried
Winter's - Mild3.60Not Tried
Woodforde's - Sundew4.10Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Elmtree - Golden Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Broadland Sunrise4.20Not Tried
Magpie - Pica Porter5.00Not Tried
Brandon - Dragonfire4.50Not Tried
21 Dec 2014 (HSB)
19:30 Between the carol service at the Cathedral and a curry in the Spice Lounge. Busy in the back bar, quiet in the front bar. A touch of serendipity. I had received a 'phone call earlier in the day asking if I had any photographs of people playing cards or dominoes in a pub to illustrate an article on pub games. Sadly not. Two young men came into the pub whilst we were there and asked for a pack of cards. I asked if I could photograph them playing. Request granted, problem solved.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Golden Triangle - Red Square4.50GoodNot as red in colour as I was expecting.
Indian Summer - Hop & Soul Christmas Ale4.60GoodSpiced
Tombstone - Santa Fe5.00GoodVinous notes
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Buffy's - Mild4.20Not Tried
Buffy's - Norwegian Blue (aka Polly's Extra Folly)4.90Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Elmtree - Dark Horse Stout5.00Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Marie Celeste4.60Not Tried
Golden Triangle - Bonny's Gold4.00Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Gold IPA5.00Not Tried
23 Oct 2014 (HSB)
17:45 Quiet when we arrived but started to get busy during our stay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Rising Sun 5.00ExcellentFull bodied and rich.
Dancing Man - After the Storm3.80GoodVery fresh tasting, a hint of capsicum.
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Bear Island4.60Not Tried
Winter's - Mild3.60Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Swallowtail4.00Not Tried
Winter's - On The Beer City4.40Not Tried
Golden Triangle - Black Hops IBA4.50Not Tried
06 Mar 2014 (HSB)
18:45 Early evening drink before a curry. Front bar quiet, back bar busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grain - India Pale Ale6.50ExcellentDidn't notice the gravity until after I ordered. Very tasty, well balanced IPA. Had to have a second one.
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60Not Tried
Buffy's - Mild4.20Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Ole Slewfoot - Fox on the Run4.80Not Tried
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Not Tried
Panther - Golden Panther3.70Not Tried
Brandon - Rusty Bucket4.40Not Tried
Fat Cat - Honey Ale4.30Not Tried
07 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Good chat with Guvnor about Norfolk beers and beer pricing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shortts Farm - Indie4.80ExcellentTop notch on the cusp of 5*
Green Jack - Orange Wheat4.20GoodNot quite as crisp as I have had previously
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Winter's - Mild3.60Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Reedcutter4.20Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Grain - Year of Hop 2013 - Pacific Gem 4.20Not Tried
22 Aug 2013 (HSB)
Early evening. First visit since Humpty Dumpty bought the pub. Nothing has changed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Humpty Dumpty - East Anglia Pale Ale4.60AcceptablePassed its best.
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Railway Sleeper5.00Not Tried
Winter's - Golden4.10Not Tried
Winter's - Mild3.60Not Tried
Grain - Blackwood Stout5.00Not Tried
Winter's - KHB (Kings Head Bitter - house ale)3.70Not Tried
Panther - Red Panther4.10Not Tried
Elgood's - Prawn Free3.70Not Tried
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - The Eagle4.30Not Tried

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About the Kings Head

The pub sign. Kings Head, Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent19
Good18
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

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

The central bar separates a small front room from a larger back room. Very CAMRA orientated. Good value Belgian and other bottled beers.

We have visited this pub 26 times, seen 101 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR3 1JE