Ribs of Beef

“City centre local with cask ales and river views” - AA Inspector



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On record as an alehouse back in the 18th century, this building has been used variously as an antiques shop, electrical store and fashion boutique, before Roger and Anthea Cawdron took over some 30 years ago. The pub is popular for its range of cask ales, excellent wines, and traditional English food using locally sourced produce. The varied menus offer ‘old favourites’ like home-made Scotch egg, pickle and salad; breaded wholetail scampi; salmon and dill fishcakes; and beef and ale stew alongside sandwiches, wedges and jacket potatoes. Sit outside on the jetty during the warmer months and enjoy the fabulous river views. There’s live music on Sundays.

Ribs of Beef
24 Wensum Street,NORWICH,NR3 1HY
Phone : 01603 619517


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
  • Sports TV
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £9.50
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of ciders

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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