Ribs of Beef Riverside Freehouse

Address: 24 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY

Telephone: 01603 619517

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A traditional English pub on the bank of the river Wensum situated near Norwich Cathedral between Tombland and the Saxon river crossing of Fye Bridge. This 14th century building has seen Norwich grow as a port, witnessed medieval traders unloading onto Quay side and was the haunt of wherry skippers who sailed on the Norfolk Broads. The sign dates back to Henry VIII and proclaims one of his favourite dishes. Well worth passing a few pubs for to look and try some local brews, food and entertainment.

The Ribs of Beef \” The City\’s Favourite Local\”  is a privately owned Freehouse run by the Cawdron family since 1985. Managed by Jon Power and a team of friendly staff. We offer a warm welcome, efficient service, value for money, a large selection of cask conditioned guest ales, lagers, craft beers, ciders, premium bottled beers and a quality wine list. We offer table service to allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy your visit. We have a riverside jetty which allows you to moor your boat, canoe or paddle board and a small beer garden at the rear with seating and tables to watch the world go by. Norwich\’s best kept secret!

Food is served every day Monday to Sunday. Buffets by arrangement.

Small Function room available with doors out to the river – no hire charge. Perfect for dinner parties, office get togethers or family celebrations. Call us for more details.

We have live music every Sunday afternoon from 5-8pm.  Free Wi-Fi.  Quiz Night on Mondays once a month.

Acclaimed by CAMRA for over 40 years and one of the first pubs in the City to be awarded Cask Marque accreditation it is well worth a visit.


  • Cask ales
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Entertainment
  • Gardens
  • Licensed Bar
  • Meals
  • No smoking area provided
  • Private Functions

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