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‘No frills’ Norwich pub celebrates ninth award win

PUBLISHED: 14:41 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 24 September 2018

From left to right: Will Keatley (Pub manager), Vicci (Bar Supervisor) Colin Keatley (Landlord) and Gemma (Bar Supervisor). Photo provided by Will Keatley

From left to right: Will Keatley (Pub manager), Vicci (Bar Supervisor) Colin Keatley (Landlord) and Gemma (Bar Supervisor). Photo provided by Will Keatley

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A pub in Norwich has been awarded Beer Pub of the Year 2019 by The Good Pub Guide taking the total number of times it has scooped the prize up to nine.

The Fat Cat on West End Street opened in 1991 and of the years it has been trading has been awarded Beer Pub of the Year in 1998, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 and now 2019.

The latest edition of The Good Pub Guide, which was released September 6, describes The Fat Cat as “a classic town pub with a quite extraordinary range of quickly changing ales kept perfectly by the landlord and his helpful staff”.

This win comes shortly after fellow member of the Fat Cat family The Fat Cat Brewery Tap was voted the best pub in Norwich.

Landlord Colin Keatley said “It is a great honour to receive this award from such a prestigious guide.

“To win ‘Beer Pub of The Year’ for the ninth time is great recognition for the hard work we put in to ensure that we serve the very best ales from across the U.K.

“We are a no-frills pub: no fruit machines, no music, no food etc and our emphasis, and what we have built our reputation on, is serving a vast range of good quality, well-kept, ales at a reasonable price.

“It’s a very simple business model and something we aim to continue doing for many years to come.”

Have you had a pint at The Fat Cat? Let us know in the comments.

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