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The Fat Cat Brewery Tap (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Anarchy - SimcoeExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent2
Green Jack - Golden BestGood1
Fat Cat - Fat Cat BitterGood2
Adnams - Diamond AleGood1
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedAcceptable1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Top CatNot Tried0
Green Jack - Orange WheatNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Ossett - ExcelsiorNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Marmalade CatNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Meow MildNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - AmarilloNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Mardler'sNot Tried0
Abbeydale - DeceptionNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Wild CatNot Tried0
Five Points - Hook Island RedNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Hell CatNot Tried0
Fat Cat - BitterNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Honey AleNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Pale AleNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Mocca MoggyNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Goldie Lookin AleNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Nelson's RevengeNot Tried0
Fat Cat - Honey CatNot Tried0
Oakham - AkenhatanNot Tried0
Colchester - AK PaleNot Tried0
Charnwood - LiskaNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - MosaicNot Tried0
Adnams - Juniper SaisonNot Tried0
Fat Cat - ZingNot Tried0
Fat Cat - MildlNot Tried0
Almasty - MK6 IPANot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Gin & JuiceNot Tried0
Lister's - Limehouse PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, Norfolk
Picture 2. The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, Norfolk

Visits Details

11 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
Very busy. Basically a large brick shed serving beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Golden Best3.50GoodGolden coloured. Hint of smoke. Bit of rubber. Some orange. Bitter leaf finish.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat5.50Not Tried
Fat Cat - Honey Cat4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Akenhatan4.90Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Fat Cat - Wild Cat5.00Not Tried
Colchester - AK Pale3.70Not Tried
Fat Cat - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Charnwood - Liska4.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Mosaic4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Juniper Saison4.10Not Tried
Fat Cat - Zing4.00Not Tried
Fat Cat - Mildl3.40Not Tried
Almasty - MK6 IPA6.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Gin & Juice4.50Not Tried
Lister's - Limehouse Porter4.10Not Tried
10 Jun 2015 (HSB)
16:30 Came here for the IPA festival. A day early. Damn. It looked really good as well. To correct an earlier entry about the pub's history. It has always been a pub, new build 1974, originally called the Wherry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60GoodNot a beer I often drink, but best of a small choice.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Fat Cat - Fat Cat Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat5.50Not Tried
Fat Cat - Wild Cat5.00Not Tried
Fat Cat - Hell Cat4.10Not Tried
Fat Cat - Honey Ale4.30Not Tried
Fat Cat - Mocca Moggy4.60Not Tried
28 May 2015 (HSB)
13:50 Much to my surprise I haven't been here since I started contributing to this site. Very quiet, our group more than doubled the clientele. Excellent value rolls at a pound a pop. The breweriana on display rivals the original Fat Cat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anarchy - Simcoe4.10ExcellentVery dry finish
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Amarillo5.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Mardler's3.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat5.50Not Tried
Abbeydale - Deception4.10Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Fat Cat - Wild Cat5.00Not Tried
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
Fat Cat - Hell Cat4.10Not Tried
Fat Cat - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Fat Cat - Honey Ale4.30Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Fat Cat - Mocca Moggy4.60Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Goldie Lookin Ale4.50Not Tried
02 Jun 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Now known as the Fat Cat Brewery Tap. Busy on a Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Diamond Ale4.10GoodPale, sweetish beer with an increasing honey flavour which lingers in the finish. My score 15/20.
27 Jul 2007 (Ian)
Ex community centre hall now with the Fat Cat brewery upstairs. Bar downstairs with stone flag floor, solid wood bar with 8 handpumps and beers on gravity too. Lovely pub with a slightly nautical feel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentGravity. Not perfect aroma, but the rest was excellent.
Fat Cat - Fat Cat Bitter3.80GoodAmber, disappearing head. Pleasing perfumed hop aroma. Lacks a bit of condition. But has decent citrus on end, tangerine on finish. Actually a very nice session bitter in the citrus style.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80AcceptableLacks intensity of flavour.
27 Jul 2007 (Andrew)
With all the roaps and pine this pub had a nautical feel to it. Coming in the main entrance I thought I was entering a library with all the books stacked up. The main building seems to be a shed and the brewery is upstairs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fat Cat - Fat Cat Bitter3.80GoodFruit salad and toasted orange peel. Long bitter finish
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Fat Cat - Top Cat4.70Not Tried
Green Jack - Orange Wheat4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Ossett - Excelsior5.20Not Tried
Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat5.50Not Tried
Fat Cat - Meow Mild4.30Not Tried

About The Fat Cat Brewery Tap

The pub sign. The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4LF.

Single roomed pub with a large bar. There is a small patio area to the rear. It has always been a pub, new build 1974, originally called the Wherry. Previously known as Cidershed too.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR3 4LF