Ribs Of Beef, The

Ribs Of Beef, TheRibs Of Beef, The
Ribs Of Beef, TheRibs Of Beef, The
Bar, Eatery

24 Wensum Street
Norwich, England
United Kingdom

+44 01603 619517 | map

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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.08/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Norwich is a superb place to spend a whole weekend Pub-Crawling, and even then, you still may not be able to do all the great pubs. I have been on several weekend jaunts, and always visit the Ribs of Beef. Located next to the Fye Bridge on the banks of the beautiful River Wensum, and it is not that far from the centre of Norwich and the Cathedral.
Has a great selection of cask-conditioned beers; permanent beers include an Iceni and a Mauldons beer, Adnams Bitter, Theakstons Mild and Woodfordes Wherry (a fave of mine) as well as a Woodforde special brewed for the Pub called RibCracker. In addition it also has a great selection of up to 3 Guest Beers, usually from far flung UK Independent Breweries. Also has a small but good selection of Bottled Beers as well. On my last visit, they also had some home made Chilli and Strawberry Vodka on Sale, well quietly anyways, not sure if it was legitimate if you know what I mean – but it was a kick ass chaser. The Bar Staff are very friendly and welcoming, I had a ‘bad’ pint on my last visit, and it was quickly replaced with a beer of higher value without any problem or additional cost.
The Pub itself has parts that date back to the 14th Century, but the interior is extremely well furnished and decorated. Serves quality lunchtime meals.
Another cracking classic Pub to add to the very long, highly distinguished list of Norwich Pubs, that you must do whilst in Norfolk.
Why is it called the “Ribs of Beef”? Because it was one of Henry VIII’s favourite dishes, well, certainly before Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Scrapie, BSE, CJD, CWD, TME, TSE, new human-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease…………

Jan 06, 2003
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surfadelic23 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A really charming pub located right on the river wensum. A really nice but small section of tables is outside and right on the water. We had a few 1/2 here after our enjoyable lunch session at the Norwich Camra festiva. This pub was a fairly lose walk from the site through a particularly picturesque section of town. Here is the list of ales they had on cask recently:
Ridleys IPA, Buffys Norwegian Blue, Mordue Radgie Gadgie, Flagship Spanker, Earl Soham Jolabrugg, Mauldons Norfolk Pride, Harvieston Schieghallion, Timothy Taylors Landlord, Adnams Broadside, Coniston Bluebird, Winters Norwich Dragon, Oakham JHB, Dent Aviator, Hopback Summer Lightning...

I tried the Oakham JHB which was really nice, the Landlord spot on, and another one that is slipping my mind...

Nov 06, 2006
Ribs Of Beef, The in Norwich, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2 ratings