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Coach And Horses

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Coach And HorsesCoach And Horses

Type: Bar, Eatery

82 Thorpe Road
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom (England)

01603 477078 | map

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of chuckybob
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I've frequented this pub fairly often over the past two years.
Looks like a typical English pub, wood, fireplace, and a large seating area outside with heated lamps. Bartender told me it is 150 years old or so. The back addition has skylights.

They brew their own beer on site -- The Chalk Hill Brewery. CHB brews five beers, ranging from a bitter to a strong ale and they are all quite good. There is a view of one of the vats from inside the pub. I will get around to reviewing these before too long. Guest beers are often available but try a CHB beer while you're there. They also sell beers in 4-pint take-home containers, poured out of the cask.

The atmosphere is a nice mix of folks, older regulars and university-aged folks, generally not club kids. Friendly conversation is easy to be had. Service is fine.

As stated elsewhere, it is close to the Norwich City football ground and they have a few televisions, too, so it is packed on matchdays (which I generally avoid).

One notable thing is that the C & H has among the best food that I've had in a place that advertises itself as pub first. On my last trip, I had a chicken breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with black pudding and it was excellent. Also recently tried a dish with sweet potato mash (great!) and duck (just a little overcooked, but maybe not by English standards). The hand-cut chips are fantastic with bacon and cheese. Usually three special dishes are listed on a chalkboard and I'd recommend one these. The better dishes are about £11 or so.

If you are a real ale fan, then Norwich is worth a trip from London, and this is one of the places you should visit.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Only been three times and always on a Saturday lunchtime before a match at Carrow Road (home to Norwich City Football Club). It has therefore been full and friendly, even though my shirt has Black and White Stripes (everyone else appeared to be in Yellow).

Good selection of beers, I am not a big fan of their own products, but have had one of each, on my visits, just in case my tastebuds have changed. Plus, I can't watch Grimsby Town sober, it is hard enough when full of Real Ale, but sober, no thanks.

Service has always been fine, even when really busy, can't say about food, don't think they do it on match days?

All in all, a good friendly place, there are seats outside for summertime drinking, but it has always been too cold when I have visited.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.14/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visited this brewery and tap house with RobBeer during a day trip to Norwich on Oct. 30th, 2004. This was our first stop after arriving by train from London.

The pub had a nice feel to it. Lots of wood (tables, booths, floors, ceilings, etc.), and a large, bright sky-lighted area in the rear. They had about 6 hand pumps with house real ale flowing, and about 5 guest taps with regional ales. We only stayed for one beer, Dreadnought, which was good, and we did not sample the food. The service was typical of English pubs. It was not busy early on this Saturday, but judging by all of the football items around the pub, it likely gets crowded when sports matches are telecast or played nearby.

The Chalk Hill Brewery is attached and can be visited out back (though there was not much to see from the outside except many kegs stacked up).

Definitely worth a visit.

Some photos can be found at these links:
http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2134297637&idx=1 . . . thru 5

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Photo of Clembo1957
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The Brewery Tap for The Chalk Hill Brewery, The Coach and Horses was packed to the rafters on the evening of my visit due to the fact that tnearby Norwich City Football club were playing at home the same evening. Beer here is brewed by the Chalk Hill Brewery at the rear of the premises and included CHB (4.2% /1042 OG). I had no problem getting served despite the crowd. Good sized helpings of food and a few minutes from the railway station. Well worth a visit but check the football fixtures first!

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