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Of all the pubs, public houses, bars and inns in Norwich, which is the fairest of them all? Well, you could start with The Ribs of Beef '€“ dubbed '€œthe City'€™s favourite local'€. This friendly pub, complete with one of the city'€™s traditional pub food restaurants, offers cask ale, pub food, riverside jetty and use of their free downstairs meeting room.

Whether you're looking for somewhere to eat a nice pub lunch, or a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy the range of cask ales, farm cider, draught lagers, continental bottled beers, wines or champagnes, the Ribs of Beef is one of the best public houses, bars and inns in Norwich.

Roger and Anthea Cawdron have owned this historic pub on the banks of the River Wensum for over 25 years, and their warm and welcoming approach has built up a strong following and a great reputation in Norwich.

On a sunny summer's day, there is no better place to sit in Norwich, than on the riverside terrace - one of Norwich's "hidden gems". Catching the afternoon sun, this is the ideal place to enjoy a cooling drink or read the Sunday papers.

In the winter, the main bar is warm and welcoming and is even open on Christmas Day so that you can enjoy the day in good cheer.

The pub caters for all ages - from the youngest, to customers who have been regulars for 40 years.

As well as serving delicious pub food - perfect for brunch, a pub lunch for work or pleasure, or a relaxing Sunday lunch by the river - the Ribs have a great range of cask ales, and often feature guest ales. The staff will be happy to let you have a "taster", to help you select the perfect ale for you or try something new.

All their pub food is prepared on the premises, meaning that it really is among the best pub food restaurants around - and so conveniently placed for Tombland and the centre of Norwich, it's a great place to stop by for brunch, lunch or drinks overlooking the river.

Breakfast baps are served from 11am and the Lunchtime menu is available 12noon to 2.30pm weekdays and 11am to 5pm at weekends.

With more of a 'local pub' feel than many of the bars or pubs in Norwich, you'll be able to see at once how much care and warmth the Cawdrons have put into the Ribs -why it is known as "the city's favourite local".

What you might not expect in one of Norwich's pubs, is a meeting room set up for business meetings (with wifi and two TV screens for presentations) The room is also perfect for private functions, dinner parties, or for clubs and groups. Use of this meeting room is free of charge.


As you explore the wonderful public houses, bars and inns of Norwich, don't miss the Ribs of Beef - you'll love the great food and ales and friendly atmosphere.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Hot staff. Lovely regulars and the best San Miguel in Norwich! The Ribs are the Number 1 Pub.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

I recommend the Ribs if Beef because of the good atmosphere, good beer selection at reasonable prices for the city centre.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

For the past 10 years they have had the best looking and friendliest bar staff in the city.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Well, what can I say about the Ribs of Beef pub in Norwich? RA! RA! RA! party time!

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

The bar staff are really ace; a good friendly local pub that serves great Guinness.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

My local for eight years. Some amazing staff. RA, Magic. Imogen plus Roger and Ants.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Good selection of ales, loving the scrabble, but not sure of the bald barman.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Great atmosphere, brilliant music and even better events. Viva La Cote Du Beouf

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Excellent bar staff, good atmosphere, reasonable prices for City Centre Pub.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

The business I want to vote for is the Ribs of Beef - we played scrabble and drank wine!

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

A charming pub with a welcoming feel. Friendly, intelligent staff wwho make you feel valued as a person rather than just a face to be dealt with a s quickly and impersonally as possible.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

A charming pub with a welcoming feel. Friendly, intelligent staff wwho make you feel valued as a person rather than just a face to be dealt with a s quickly and impersonally as possible.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

The Ribs of Beef has the best wi-fi of any pub in Norwich. Great place to go.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

The Ribs of Beef are the most welcoming pub in Norwich, and are always raising money for Charity. Selfless People.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

The most friendly, welcoming pub (proper Pub) in Norwich. And it has Imogen Mae Pagendam! +RA

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

The Ribs has great beer, the staff are good company and the atmosphere is always positive.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Best pub ever! The barmaid with the dip dyed hair was awesome, made me feel at home! Kudos! x

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

The Ribs has been a fine regular "haunt" of mine for many years. Great beers, staff and people.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

They have Adnams Dry Hopped larger on tap - AMAZING. And my brother works there which is also good.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Great customer service, friendly bar staff. Friendly atmosphere and my new regular. Best pub on the road.

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In February 2014, said about Ribs of Beef

Friendly staff, good food and nine real ales, always in tip top condition and a riverside view.

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In February 2013, said about Ribs of Beef

I love the Ribs of Beef pub in Norwich - because it is a proper traditional pub.

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In March 2012, said about Ribs of Beef

Warm, cosy and welcoming. Lovely food and drink, seconds all round!

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In February 2012, said about Ribs of Beef

I love the Ribs of Beef because they do great food!

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In February 2012, said about Ribs of Beef

The food is delicious, huge portions, lovely staff (and very hot) good proper Ale and we have our own reserved sections for NCFC games.

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