The full list of Norfolk pubs in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2021
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Publicans across Norfolk are celebrating after featuring in The Good Beer Guide 2021 by CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale), with 25 new entries from the county in the latest edition.
The 48th edition of the book has now been released and is considered the definitive guide for beer drinkers of where to get the best pints.
Despite lockdown restrictions this year, thousands of volunteers have worked together to compile the entries and there are four CAMRA branches in Norfolk, which are West Norfolk, East Norfolk, Norwich and District and Mid Anglia, which covers a chunk of South Norfolk.
The 25 new entries this year are: The Artichoke (Norwich), The Barking Smack (Great Yarmouth), The Hempton Bell, The Bird in Hand (Wreningham), Bob Carter Centre (Drayton), The Brisley Bell, The Chequers (Wimbotsham), The Coachmakers Arms (Norwich), Horse and Groom (Tunstead), The Kings Arms (Great Yarmouth), The Kings Head (New Buckenham), Lichfield Arms (Great Yarmouth), The Locks Inn (Geldeston), which has now closed, The Marlingford Bell, Marriott’s Warehouse (King’s Lynn), Nelson Head (Horsey), The Ploughshare (Beeston), The Saracen’s Head (Diss), The Ship (Reedham), The Spread Eagle (Erpingham), Three Horseshoes (Warham All Saints), Vernon Arms (Southrepps), The Whalebone (Downham Market), The White Horse (Upton) and The White Horse (Gaywood).
The White Horse in Gaywood, a suburb of King’s Lynn, also recently won the Community Mindfulness category at The Great British Pub Awards 2020, after landlord Marvin Tillman kept his customers entertained during lockdown with a weekly live DJ set on Facebook and donated items to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Mr Tillman said: “It is an honour and I am chuffed to be in the guide - in spite of the pandemic it has not been that bad of a year for me.”
The Hop In in North Walsham features for the third year in the Good Beer Guide and was also recently named Rural Pub of the Year and overall Pub of the Year at the Norwich and District CAMRA branch’s 2020 awards.
Nigel Davies, who runs the pub with Jane Edrupt, said: “We had stiff competition for the awards, not that we really compete, but we offer good quality beer which our locals like.
“We got the email about being in the guide on Friday morning so we will be purchasing a copy.”
You can buy CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2021 at shop.camra.org.uk, which features information on every pub.
All the Norfolk pubs in this year’s guide, listed in alphabetical order by location:
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Old King’s Head
Red Lion Hotel
Coach & Horses
Saracen’s Head Hotel
Bob Carter Centre
Olde Windmill Inn
Rose & Crown
Live & Let Live
Stuart House Hotel
Red Cat Hotel
Coach & Horses (Thorpe Road)
Coach & Horses (Bethel Street)
Duke of Wellington
Fat Cat & Canary
Fat Cat Brewery Tap
Ribs of Beef
St Andrews Brewhouse
Wig & Pen
Ox & Plough
Gin Trap Inn
Rose & Crown
Shoulder of Mutton
Terrington St Clement
Horse & Groom
Warham All Saints
Bird in Hand