Visit 3 of Norwich's Historic Brewery Taps
Norwich is in the centre of one of the best barley and malt producing areas in the world, so historically has some of the best breweries. Norwich has a rich history from its Saxon founding to becoming the second city in the UK during the medieval period. So as we travel you will learn about the rich history of Norwich between taps, via a Saxon Market place, Norman Castle and elegant Victorian train station.
On this tour you will be guided by your personal Beer Sommelier and International Beer Judge to 3 selected brewery taps, ending at The Fat Cat Brewery Tap (multi award wining tap and Norfolk's CAMRA pub of 2017 & 2018) for one of their famous cheese boards and a beer.
You will learn about the brewing process, how to taste, judge beer and I will be happy to answer any other questions. I will inform you about some of the other historic pubs in the city that you may wish to visit whilst here.
There is the possibility of a brewery tour at one of the taps, which can be organised on your behalf
We will start in the Victorian splendour of Norwich's train station before taking a short walk up the road to the Coach & Horses (Chalk Hill Brewery). Once we have completed our visit here we will head back to the train station to catch a bus to the city centre. Here you will have a view of the Castle and Norman Market.
We will take a short walk to St Andrews Brewhouse (while here I will be able to show you some of the brewing process via their glass view brewery). On leaving here our walk to Tombland (Saxon Market place) and the bus will take us pass Elm Hill (used in a number of films). We then travel on to the Fat Cat Brewery Tap where we will end our tour with a cheese board.
You will keep your Day bus pass so can then travel where you like, even to Gt Yarmouth.
It may be possible to arrange a tour of one of the breweries by the brewer (please see additional extras).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Norwich Train Station entrance
End location: This tour will end at The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, with your cheese board. You can then use your day pass to travel back to the centre when you wish from buses that run every 10 mins.
Duration: 4 hours
We will be using a mix of walking and public transport.
This is a busy city at times and we may be delayed by traffic.
We will be walking at points so please where appropaite clothing
We will be using a mix of walking and First buses.
You will have a Day Pass on the bus which you can then use to travel to other places after the tour
Included in this tour:-
A First Bus Day Pass (you can use this for the rest of the day)
A third of beer in each venue (other equivalent drink)
A Fat Cat Brewery Tap Cheese Board
A International Beer Judge as Guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GBP - You may wish to purchase additional food, drink or gifts.
A tour of a brewery can be arranged depending on availability (these are working breweries)
Any additional food or drink you may wish to purchase
The tour is for a Max of 4 people, additional people can be added at an additional charge. Please contact for details.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not a National Trust Guide so would not be able to guide you in any of these places (except BSL interpretation)