Announcements Beer Festivals

Winner, winner, beer aficionado’s dinner!

A lucky enthusiast just hit the jackpot with a diverse collection of English real ale, trendy craft beer in cans and a couple of unique bottled beers. Over the weekend, we ran our successful beer and cider festival which gave people the opportunity to enter a free draw. Congratulations to the winner, Julian C. Below is a photo of his haul of goodies taken from our normal stock of such interesting things.

  • Reality Whip from Bereta Brewing (in colaboration with Distant Lands) 10.6% Imperial Stout 750ml
  • Biscoff Caramel Macchiato Imperial Pastry Stout from Three Hills Brewing. 10% Imperial Pastry Stout
  • Bush Noel 12% Belgian Christmas Ale
  • Crowned with Thorns, Released under the Strange Companions project, a series of beers brewed and stored in barrels at Bereta in Romania. 10.8% Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • Good King Henry Special Reserve 2021. Brewed at Grain Brewery, Norfolk by Alan Thomson of Old Chimneys Brewery. 11% An amazing Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.
  • Pastore Peach & Apricot Waterbeach Weisse. A mixed fermentation berliner weisse style beer. 3.7% Sour
  • 2 Course Sunday Lunch to Two at The Blackfriars Tavern.

#BlackfriarsBeerFest #RealAleMagic

Announcements Beer Festivals

Real Ale, Cider and Music Menu for Blackfriars Tavern 29th and 30th December Beer Festival

🍻 Join us at Blackfriars Tavern for a Real Ale & Cider Festival on December 29th and 30th! There will be reasonably priced food options as well. Don’t miss out! 🎶🍺 #BlackfriarsBeerFest


Christmas 2023 Opening Hours

  • Christmas Eve – noon till 11pm
  • Christmas Day – 11am till 3pm
  • 26th to 28th – noon till 11pm
  • 29th & 30th Beer Festival from 11am
  • New Year’s Eve – noon till 1am last entry 10pm
  • New Year’s Day – noon till 8pm
  • 2nd January – Closed All Day
  • 3rd Open as Normal
Announcements Beers On Now

Beers On Now at Blackfriars Tavern

Today we have Black Anna, Dragon Slayer, Wild Winter, Citrus Kiss, Prancer’s Pale, Blackfriars Festive Friar, Starry Night Stout and Blackfriars Cascade Chant. Lots More Christmas Beers to follow, and don’t forget out Beer Festival on the 29th and 30th December! See you soon!

Announcements Beer Festivals

Beer Festival 29th & 30th December 2023

🍁 Join Us for a Classic Beer Festival This December 🍁

As the year draws to a close, we’re excited to invite you to our Beer Festival, a perfect occasion to enjoy the finer things in life. Set your calendars for Friday, December 29th, and Saturday, December 30th, for a gathering that’s all about good taste, great company, and a relaxed atmosphere.

🍺 A Great Selection: We’re proud to feature a range of 20 real ales and 20 ciders as well as a large range of other drinks.

🍽️ Quality Bites, Fair Prices: Delight in our reasonably priced, quality food options, complementing our array of drinks, ensuring a well-rounded experience.

🎵 Sophisticated Sounds: Enjoy the ambiance set by live musicians, details and timings published nearer the time. We’ve also arranged some engaging activities and games, perfect for a leisurely day out.

🕚 Flexible Timing for Your Convenience: The festival runs from 11 AM to 11 PM on both days, giving you plenty of time to join us at your leisure.

📆 Save the Date: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th December 2023. This event is more than just a beer festival; it’s an opportunity to unwind, socialize, and enjoy the season’s spirit.

🔜 Stay Tuned for More: We’ll be sharing more details as the event approaches. Keep an eye on our social media and website for the latest updates.

🎟️ Easy Access: Come to Great Yarmouth by Train or Bus, with public transport taking to right to the door in the form of the Number 2 Bus from Market Gates, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for you.

We’re looking forward to hosting a memorable festival filled with fine drinks, great food, and wonderful company. See you there!

#BeerFestival2024 #RealAle #RealCider #RelaxedAtmosphere #QualityFood #LiveMusic #CommunitySpirit #AleAndCiderEnthusiasts #CAMRA #RealAleMagic


7pm – 4th December 2023 East Norfolk CAMRA Open Branch Meeting

Don’t forget that tonight (4th December) we are hosting the East Norfolk CAMRA Open Branch Meeting. It starts at 7pm. They are a friendly bunch, and obviously like their beer and real cider. If you are a member that hasn’t been to a branch meeting recently (or ever), then why not take this opportunity to come along and see what’s going on. If you are interested in joining CAMRA, then they would like to see you too!

See you later. #RealAleMagic #CAMRA #CAMRAEastNorfolk

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