What they say about Norwich City of Ale:
"Hats off to the forward-looking group that hatched the concept over a pint at the Norwich Beer Festival a few years ago" Mark Nicholls, Eastern Daily Press

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10 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 4AY
Dan & Katie Searle

T 01603 762223



The first listing was by John Kerridge, in 1854 and by 1858 the pub was listed as the Rainbow in Kerridge’s directory. On 10 May 1986 plans to turn the Reindeer into a pub brewery were approved, and it re-opened on 21 May 1987 with the Wolf brewery installed at the back. Success soon necessitated an extension, added in July 1990. In July 1996, both pub and brewery were sold on to the Firkin chain and it was renamed the Finnesko and Firkin. In May 2003 after the collapse of the Firkin chain it became the Finnesko. Elgood’s purchased the pub in January 2004 restoring it to its former name.
Now run by brother and sister Dan & Katie Searle (also at the Rumsey Wells) who have utilised the space well in one of Norwichs larger pubs by offering 22 local, craft and world beer on draught plus many more in the fridges – find them in the Good Beer Guide 2017. Alongside a local, seasonal and more importantly British menu that showcases great produce from all over the UK which has gained them a place in the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2017 too.

Opening times

Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Thursday 12.00 – 23.00
Friday – Saturday 12.00 – midnight
Sunday 12.00 – 22.00

Serving modern British food for lunch, dinner and as bar snacks

City of Ale Beers

Elgood's Black Dog 3.6% | Elgood's Cambridge Bitter 3.8% | Elgood's Lazy Dog 3.9% | Elgood's Golden Fruit 4.1% | Elgood's Golden Newt 4.1% | Redwell Extra Pale Ale 4.6% | Redwell West Coast Pale Ale 5.6% |

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