A new addition to the Fat Cat Brewing family specialising in craft ale is set to open in NR2.

The bar - dubbed The Mad Cat - will open today at 4pm next door to The Fat Cat pub in West End Street. 

The Mad Cat will focus on serving a range of craft ales, both on draught and in cans, but will also stock real ales, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Norwich Evening News: The Mad Cat will be run by Grace HolmesThe Mad Cat will be run by Grace Holmes (Image: The Mad Cat)

Will Keatley, manager of The Fat Cat, said: "Once it's up and running expect to see a variety of events taking place from beer festivals, tap takeovers, quizzes, wine tasting nights and more.

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"The Mad Cat will be run by general manager Grace Holmes, who has over 20 years bar experience to her name, in some of Norwich's busiest boozers.

Norwich Evening News: The interior of The Mad CatThe interior of The Mad Cat (Image: The Mad Cat)

"So come one come all and let the good times roll - and if it's not your cup of tea, The Fat Cat Pub is a mere 10 yards down the road!"

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Grace Holmes added: "I'm thoroughly looking forward to The Mad Cat finally being up and running.

"Being an avid craft ale fan myself, I'm especially relishing the chance to showcase some of the UK's best craft breweries."

The bar will be open 4-11pm Wednesday to Friday, 12-11pm on Saturday and 12-6pm on Sundays.