Monday, 22 May 2017

The King’s Head in Norwich is Norfolk’s Pub of The Year

Norfolk members of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) have selected The Kings Head, in Magdalen Street, Norwich, as their 2017 Norfolk Pub of the Year.

The Kings Head team with their
Branch Pub of the Year certificate.
 To add to their accolades, the pub has also been awarded the Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA branch's "City Pub of the Year" and overall "Branch Pub of the Year" for 2017. 

Landlords Stephen and Lesley George took over the pub in 2013 and the couple are also owners of the Humpty Dumpty Brewery, based in Reedham.

Stephen said: "We’re delighted the King’s Head has been named Norfolk’s Pub of the Year and Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA branch Pub of the Year for the third time.

"The King’s Head is a special place – a showcase for Norfolk’s many microbreweries, wonderful regulars who are keen to try the wide range of beers in a historic pub setting in the middle of Norwich’s antique and vintage shopping area.

"It’s a place where people engage in the old art of conversation.

"The award reflects the hard work and passion of Alison, Charlie and the whole team, who are all about serving up great real ales in a lovely old pub. We couldn’t be more proud." 

The Manager of the Kings Head, Alison White, also commented that she is delighted to hear of the good news.

The Kings Head is a unique yet traditional City pub offering an ever-changing choice of cask ales and ciders from East Anglian microbreweries.

The historic building has been trading as a licensed public house for over 300 years and, though small from the outside, opens into a welcoming front bar and large friendly back-bar.

The pub attracts ale lovers from all over the region as a home from home place to drink great beer and engage in pleasant banter, without distraction of TV or music. 

Ian Stamp, the Norwich and Norfolk Branch Chairman, said: "Congratulations to the Kings Head on winning this year's Norfolk Pub of the Year, Norwich City Pub and Branch Pub of the Year against very stiff competition!

"The Kings Head is all about beer and conversation.  Stephen and Lesley, Ali and Charlie can be justly proud of the pub and the quality and range of beer they serve, which is obviously much appreciated by CAMRA members and all their regulars."

  • The Kings Head now goes forward to the next round of the competition which is the East Anglian regional awards, before potentially entering the Super Regional finals and the National stage of the competition.