Whalebone Freehouse

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Address: 144 Magdalen Road, Norwich, NR3 4BA

Telephone: 01603 425482

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The Whalebone Freehouse is situated just a couple of miles north of Norwich City centre and nestles amongst the many Georgian chimney pots in NR3,

Don’t be fooled by the size of the frontage, the pub is described by many who visit for the first time as a tardis. Once inside you’ll find a choice of Traditional Bar, Comfortable Lounge, Trendy Conservatory and the retro style Malthouse Room which not only gives additional comfortable seating, especially for larger groups, but can be hired for Business Meetings, Private events or Functions for up to about 40 people.

In addition to all of this is the Mediterranean style Terrace Area which is heated, illuminated and covered by two large umbrellas. The terrace can seat up to 60 people and is surrounded by hanging baskets and a wall garden to add to the
al fresco experience. From April – October a BBQ is fired up most weekends serving delicious home made burgers to suit all tastes.

An exciting selection of Lagers and Ciders plus eight Cask Ales are always on tap from both Regional and Local Breweries and with Cask Marque accreditation quality is assured. To complement our drinks menu some great Wines supplied by Adnams of Southwold are available from our cellar. A feature at the Whalebone is table service, which allows you sit back, relax and enjoy your visit.

If you need snack non-alcoholic drinks, freshly made coffee, locally sourced Pork Pies, Sausage Rolls and Scotch Eggs are available daily.

For sports enthusiast’s most major events are shown on large TV screens.
The Whalebone has been described as a “Hidden gem” and “Where Traditional Pub meets modern Wine Bar “ and we look forward to sharing this experience with you.


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

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