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Oktoberfest

We popped down to the Whalebone on Saturday as the pub was having it yearly Oktoberfest Party. The... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2019
Chip1Butty
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Superb Ales

If you look in the front it seems tiny but there is lots of room at the back. There is a great... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2020
Chrisman57
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

as we were in norwich for the weekend we drank at this pub for the duration of our weekend, its so friendly and welcoming , you don't feel like a stranger , they had a singer on and a band and the atmosphere was great , the landlord steve , his wife Julie-ann and the staff were great , we will return

Date of experience: January 2018
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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hi Sarah H,
Well we can't say anymore than we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visits to the Whalebone and that we look forward to seeing you again when next you visit Norwich. We know from personal experience how important it is ,when you are away from home, to find somewhere that "Hits the Spot".

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the beer festival. Amazing atmosphere. Good food good music. Staff are very friendly and good selection of wine and beers. Very reasonable on price. We will go back again.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hi
Thank you for your review following a visit to our recent German Beer Festival. Yes it was an amazing event and we are so pleased that the weekend including the fabulous City of Norwich Brass Band, all 27 of them, was enjoyed by so many.
Pubs are about giving people what they want and this covers a very wide spectrum of needs and tastes to which we aim to meet and are delighted that this policy has been endorsed recently by our inclusion once again in the CAMRA 2017 Good Beer Guide

Prost


Prost!

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The service is great with the bar staff working hard to look after you every visit. Very friendly atmosphere good selection of beers. Just don't order the coffee! But who needs coffee in a pub!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank John D
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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hello John D
We are so glad that you enjoy your visits to the Whalebone and yes the coffee is important and will work on that one for the future.
Many thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


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Reviewed 15 August 2017

came here for a relaxing drink lovely property helpful staff but such a rude manager who i was told by a regular as steve fisk and was told he was always like that,my boyfriend wanted to punch him and we wont use the pub again

Date of experience: August 2017
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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello Julie
Thank you for your review following a recent visit to the Whalebone. We are naturally very disappointed that your experience prompted you to write this review and of course concerned over the nature of your comments. So that this matter can be investigated fully will you please email me personally at:- enquiries@whalebonfreehouse.co.uk
stating the date, approximate time and circumstances relating to the issue.

Mike Lorenz
Owner

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were invited to an anniversary party, and must say it was a great night. The function room is very well decorated and clean. Must mention the staff very polite and prompt service at the bar, they will also get your order and bring to your table great idea. If anyone looking for a function room can thoroughly recommend the Whalebone.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Barry H
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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello Barry
Thank you for your very kind review and we are pleased that your recent experience at the Whalebone was worthy of recommendation.
We look forward to seeing you again soon

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