Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Norwich's White Lion is Norfolk Cider Pub of the Year 2017

A crowd gathered at the White Lion pub, in Norwich, in May as Ian Stamp, Chairman of the Norwich & Norfolk branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), presented the Branch Cider Pub of the Year and Norfolk Cider Pub of the Year certificates to the landlord, Alex Waters.
Branch Chairman Ian Stamp presents the certificates
to White Lion landlord Alex Waters.
Alex commented: "We sometimes wonder why more publicans don’t offer a wider selection of cider, as it’s proved to be so popular.  We believe in keeping things traditional and The White Lion is a traditional pub where you can try British produce, including ciders, real ales, whiskies and local foods.

"We’re delighted to win these awards again and would like to thank our customers and dedicated staff"

As you step into this time-honoured pub, a warm welcome greets you.  The Oak Street pub has an extensive selection of real cider, as well as real ales and offers speciality beers and home cooked food.

The building itself was originally built in 1558 and has been repaired and extended.  The original White Lion Brewery is recorded from 1830 to early 1840’s.

In 2005, the pub was closed and boarded up, but gladly reopened its doors years later and from 2008 was opened under the ownership of the Cambridge Milton Brewery, under the trading arm ‘Individual Pubs’. 

Voting for the Cider Pub of the Year awards is completed each year by CAMRA members, using a dedicated online scoring system.