Cider Pub In Great Yarmouth

Looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy on a sunny day in Great Yarmouth? Look no further than the Blackfriars Tavern, a charming pub a few minutes from the seafront that offers a wide selection of real ciders.

As a cider enthusiast, you will be excited to discover that the Blackfriars Tavern boasts an impressive selection of ciders from CAMRA accredited Real Cider producers. With 14 ciders on offer, there is something for every taste preference. And with its convenient location near the seafront, the pub is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink after a day at the beach.

One of the standout ciders on offer is the award-winning Normal 4 Norfolk. This sweet cider is locally produced and has a fruity apple flavor that is sure to please. The Weavers Way and Norfolk Hawker ciders are also produced just a few miles away, making them a great option for those looking to try a truly local drink.

For those seeking a more unique flavor, The Devils Device is a must-try. This 8.4% scrumpy cider has a clear and golden appearance and a full-bodied smell. The first taste reveals the nutty, earthy flavors of the russet apple, which is dominant in this cider. With a rich and deep body, a medium taste, and a dryish finish, this cider is sure to satisfy even the most discerning cider drinker.

Another delicious option is the Rhubarb Cider, which offers a perfect balance of tart and sweet. The Damson Cider, with its tangy and fruity taste, is also a popular choice among patrons. And for those looking for something truly unique, the Pig Squeal cider offers a rich, fruity taste that is sure to delight.

But the selection doesn’t stop there. The Blackfriars Tavern also offers a Gooseberry Fool cider, which blends tart stewed gooseberries with sweet vanilla to create a perfectly balanced drink.

And let’s not forget about the local producers. In addition to the Normal for Norfolk, Weavers Way, and Norfolk Hawker ciders from Scratby, the pub also offers 3 ciders from Village Green Cider, another award winning local producer that is based in mid-norfolk.

With so many delicious options to choose from, it’s easy to see why the Blackfriars Tavern is a favorite spot among cider lovers in Great Yarmouth. Whether you’re a local or just visiting the area, be sure to stop by and try some of the amazing ciders on offer. Your taste buds will thank you.


The Story of the Starry Night Stout and the Three Wise Men

Starry Night Stout

We now know that the Three Wise Men didn’t make it to Bethlehem until about April because the star they were following couldn’t have been seen over Bethlehem until then, and at the Blackfriars Tavern, we have been saving the Starry Night Stout for the right time.

So, on to the story of the Three Wise Men and the Starry night Stout:

Once upon a time, many years ago, there were three wise men who were traveling from the East to see the newborn king, Jesus. They had been following a bright star that shone in the sky, leading them to their destination. As they traveled through unfamiliar lands, they grew weary and longed for a moment of respite.

One day, as they journeyed through the land of England, they came across a quaint sea-side town called Great Yarmouth. They were drawn to a cozy pub on the outskirts of town, and the sign above the door caught their eye – “The Blackfriars Tavern.” Intrigued, they ventured inside to find a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with some visitors gathered around the bar chatting with locals and other visitors playing Jenga or one of the other table games.

The Three Wise Men took a seat at the bar and ordered a pint of the local famous brew – Starry Night Stout from Tindall Ales Brewery. As they drank, they marvelled at the rich, velvety taste of the beer and the delicate lacing down the partially emptied glass. They could not help but feel a sense of wonder and awe, as if the stars were speaking to them.

As they finished their drinks and prepared to continue on their journey, the wise men could not help but feel that there was something special about the Blackfriars Tavern. They left the pub feeling refreshed and renewed, ready to continue their quest to see the newborn king.

Years later, as they retold the story of their journey to see Jesus, the Three Wise Men fondly remembered their brief stop in Great Yarmouth and the pint of Starry Night Stout that had rejuvenated their spirits. They felt that perhaps the stars had led them to the Blackfriars Tavern for a reason, and that the warmth and hospitality they experienced there had been a small glimpse of the divine.

Of course, we all know that the truth of the matter is that occasionally you may find one wise man in Great Yarmouth, but seldom do you find three wise men together.

Starry Night Stout, available now at The Blackfriars Tavern. See you soon.

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Quench your thirst with the finest real ales in town and indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with our mouth-watering homemade pies at our pub, where every visit is a celebration of life’s simple pleasures.

6 Real Ales On Today

A whole wall of Belgian Bottled Beers,

13 Still Ciders from CAMRA accredited makers,

A range of Keg Lagers and Sparking Ciders

Large range of Spirits including Gin Bar, Rum and Whisky shelves.

Loyalty card, available against all Still Ciders, Real Ales on handpump, Lagers, Guiness and Sparking Ciders and house doubles; buy 8 get 1 free!

Don’t forget you can use your CAMRA vouchers too, don’t save them for use in Spoons, we want you to come here and use them! (Sorry, not usuable at same time as loyalty card.)

Find us at 94 Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. Postcode: NR30 3BZ. WhatThreeWords: ///hopes.spoken.richer