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“Out for a drink with my son”

Whalebone Freehouse
Ranked #22 of 76 Nightlife in Norwich
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Went to the Whalebone with my son for a beer or two on Wednesday night.

The Whalebone was a very welcoming public house. The ale was excellent, best that I drank whilst in Norwich.

Midweek there wasn't much to be had food wise but they did serve a stunning Scotch Egg, as big as a softball and a wonderful sausage roll. We both had one of each.

I know that my son will end up being a regular there and I will visit when in Norwich.

Thank selhurstpaw
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Mike L, Owner at Whalebone Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you so much for such a glowing review, it is very much appreciated.
We are pleased that you both enjoyed your visit to The Whalebone and yes the Scotch Eggs and Sausage Rolls do hit the spot, plus we are very proud of the quality and selection of Ales always available..
You will both be very welcome when next you visit us and we do hope that your son will soon become a "regular"

Cheers

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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

Thank Sarah H
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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.

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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!!!

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

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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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