Photo © Julian Swainson 2021

Missing beer festivals? Try Norwich Pub Festival!

This July, over 60 pubs in and around Norwich will be part of a month-long Norwich Pub Festival. It is the first event of this type run by Norwich & District CAMRA and it is designed to get more people back to the pub and enjoying local beers.

Pub Festival Organiser, Craig Harmer said, “During lockdown we were all missing the pub terribly, and we had to cancel Norwich Beer Festival last October. During our online committee meetings, we started talking about how we could help pubs get back on their feet after a difficult year. We wanted to plan something exciting for people, as well as supporting our fabulous local pubs and breweries.”

How will it work?

People can visit pubs from within colour-coded zones, mapped out in a festival guide available from participating venues. Each zone will include between 8 and 11 pubs, with a whole month to visit as many as you choose.  The festival is not about pub crawling, but an opportunity to enjoy and support our local pubs safely and leisurely. Anyone who gets a stamp from every pub in a zone can claim a souvenir coloured wristband, and if you collect all colours (one wristband for each zone), you’ll qualify for a special prize to be awarded at Norwich Beer Festival in October.

Each pub is partnered with a brewery and receives a free cask of beer from them. They’ll also have the opportunity to work together to organise promotional events for customers during the festival. There are over 40 breweries taking part and we want to say a huge thank you to them all for their support.

Getting around
Almost all the pubs taking part are on train or bus routes, and we’ll include public transport details in the festival guide. In Norwich, the central zones are walkable, and the pubs are very close to each other.

Keep safe.
Please adhere to the latest Covid guidelines and drink responsibly. If you need to drive or cycle, please keep everyone safe and have a soft drink, you’ll still get your stamp.

Finding out more.
Details of all the pubs and breweries taking part will be included in the festival guide, which you can pick up in pubs from 21 June. An online version will also be available via our social media pages, just search for @NorwichPubFestival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. @NorwichPubFest #NorwichPubFest21