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“Always a great night at The Whalebone!”

Whalebone Freehouse
Ranked #22 of 76 Nightlife in Norwich
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Whalebone is a proper pub, rooted in the community and welcoming to all. Well managed, with great service and a clever balance of traditional pub and modern bar, catering to beer drinkers and wine drinkers alike. Excellent covered and heated garden with table service. Best pub in the area.

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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you for your glowing review of the Whalebone. It is so rewarding for us to have such complimentary remarks relating to parts of the business at which we try so very hard to get right for the benefit of our customers and we are so pleased that you had a pleasurable experience.
Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

We arrived at opening, the barmaid was friendly and informative. Had a Humpty Dumpty Reedham Gold - lovely, but the Grain 316 was catching my eye. A sample soon arrived from the Landlord, I ordered a Pint shortly thereafter. A great space, good service and beer in top condition. Highly recommended.

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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Your happy experience is just what we love to hear. Thank you for taking the time to share this with others.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Called in tonight on way home - told they were closed for "new entrants" after 11pm.
Plenty of better choices locally - fat cat brewery tap or lord roseberry. Avoid this place. - seems to think it doesn't need customers....

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

The function room , the pub itself are beyond very good. Staff and the owners are amazing. Nothing is a trouble or a problem. The place is friendly , full of laughther and great atmosphere . Whalebone hosted my daughter christening party. If you and your guests want to have a wanderfull time choose them. You want regret it!! Thank you!!

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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Thank you for the kind words following your christening party at The Whalebone our Management and staff will so be pleased that their efforts were not only recognised but added to the success on the day.

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We hired the conservatory at the back for my husbands 40th Birthday and it was just perfect!! We had our own sound system, tv to play photos through and an outside space if we needed it. The Landlord and staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us. Perfect for a family gathering as younger children have use of toilets off the main function room, so do not have to venture into the main pub. A great little venue, with a great atmosphere that we will definitely be visiting again soon!

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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to know that your Birthday Party was a great success and that our facilities suited the occasion.

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