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The Blackfriars Tavern Brews Commemorative Ale for Herring Bridge Opening

Celebrating Great Yarmouth’s Heritage with Exclusive ‘Herring Bridge Pale Ale’

SUMMARY The Blackfriars Tavern, an award-winning pub known for its dedication to Real Ales and Still Ciders, is proud to announce the brewing of a special English Pale Ale – the Herring Bridge Pale Ale. This exclusive brew celebrates the opening of the Herring Bridge in Great Yarmouth on February 1, 2024. This celebration beer not only highlights the Tavern’s unique brewing capabilities but also pays homage to the town’s rich herring industry heritage.

[GREAT YARMOUTH, 1/Feb/2024]: In recognition of the opening of the Herring Bridge, The Blackfriars Tavern, an esteemed establishment holding titles like “CAMRA runner up pub of the year 2022 and 2023” and “CAMRA runner up cider pub of the year 2023” introduces the Herring Bridge Pale Ale. Crafted by Pharez Smith, the owner and brewer at The Blackfriars Tavern, this session pale ale boasts a 3.9% ABV, making it an ideal choice for those wanting a session pale ale.

Brewed with local Norfolk grain, the Herring Bridge Pale Ale not only embodies the region’s brewing tradition but also captures the essence of Great Yarmouth’s historical connection to the herring industry. During the early 20th century, Great Yarmouth’s quaysides were bustling with drifters returning from the North Sea, laden with herring. This new bridge, aptly named after the industry that once thrived in the area, is a testament to the town’s enduring spirit.

Pharez Smith comments, “At The Blackfriars Tavern, we’re not just brewing beer; we’re weaving the story and heritage of Great Yarmouth into every pint. The Herring Bridge Pale Ale is a tribute to the hardworking men and women who shaped our town’s history, and we’re proud to be part of this new chapter with the opening of the Herring Bridge.”

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Cider Traditional Ciders

Ciders available now at The Blackfriar Tavern

All our ciders are classed as real ciders by CAMRA, meaning that they are not made from concentrate and don’t have sugar added.

Flavoured CidersLocalABV %
Winter Spiced Rhubarb4.0
Cinnamon Lil4.0
Sweet Cider
Normal 4 Norfolk4.0
Modern Sweet Country4.5
Medium Cider
Norfolk Hawker6.5
Oak Staged6.8
Piq Squeal7.0
User Friendly5.7
Dry Cider
Weavers Way7.3
Special Reserve6.9
Old Norfolk Blend of 2 & 3 Yr Old6.9
Rum Cask6.9
Classic Dry5.9
Orchard Dry5.2
Devil’s Device8.4
Ciders available at the Blackfriars Tavern
Alcohol Free Drinks Dry January Own Roasted Coffee Speciality Tea

Dry January? No Problem at Blackfriars Tavern, Great Yarmouth!

🎉🍻 Dry January? No Problem at Blackfriars Tavern, Great Yarmouth! 🍵☕

Hey there, Great Yarmouth locals and visitors! 👋 Are you participating in Dry January but still craving the warm, social atmosphere of a pub? Look no further! Blackfriars Tavern has got you covered. 🌟

We understand that Dry January is a time for many to take a break from alcohol, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a break from fun! At Blackfriars Tavern, we’re proud to offer a fantastic selection of non-alcoholic and low-alcohol ales, lagers, and ciders. 🍺🍎 Whether you’re looking for something hoppy, fruity, or somewhere in between, we have a drink that will hit the spot without the alcohol content.

But that’s not all! For our tea lovers and coffee enthusiasts, we’ve got a delightful range of teas and… wait for it… we roast our own coffee! ☕ Imagine sipping on a freshly roasted cup of coffee in the cozy ambiance of our tavern. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a chilly January evening.

And remember, Blackfriars Tavern isn’t just about drinks; it’s about community and fun. We’ve got traditional games on all tables, so you can challenge your friends to a friendly match. Plus, for those who love a bit of competition, our bar billiards and dart board are ready and waiting for your skills. 🎱🎯

So, who says you need alcohol to have a good time? Join us at Blackfriars Tavern for a Dry January experience that’s full of flavor, fun, and fantastic company. Let’s make this January a month to remember for all the right reasons!

📍 Visit us at Blackfriars Tavern, Great Yarmouth – where good times roll, with or without alcohol!

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Beer Festivals

🍻 A Heartfelt Thank You to All Who Joined Our Festive Beer Festival! 🍻

As the frothy remnants of our spectacular 2-day Beer Festival settle, we find ourselves brimming with gratitude and joy. Held in the cozy embrace between Christmas and New Year, this event turned out to be more than just a gathering; it became a celebration of community, craft, and cheer!

First and foremost, a massive thank you to each and every one of you who joined us. Your enthusiasm, laughter, and love for great beer were the true heartbeats of this festival. Seeing so many friendly faces, both familiar and new, coming together to share in this experience was nothing short of magical.

🎵 A Special Musical Note 🎵

Our festival would not have been the same without the incredible musical talents of Peter Turrell and Robin Evans Esq. Your performances were not just entertainment; they were the soundtrack to our memories. Peter, your melodies resonated perfectly with the festive spirit, creating an ambiance that was both lively and heartwarming. Robin, your performance was the perfect accompaniment to clinking glasses and joyful conversations. Thank you for filling our festival with rhythm and joy!

🍺 Cheers to the Brewers and Cider Makers 🍺

Where would a beer festival be without the artisans behind the brews? A huge shout-out to the talented brewers of the real ales and the masterful cider makers who graced our event. Your passion for crafting these delightful beverages was evident in every sip. The variety, quality, and uniqueness of your creations were the talk of the festival, and rightly so. You brought not just drinks, but stories and experiences to our glasses.

As we bid farewell to this year’s festival, we carry with us the laughter, the conversations, and the shared moments that made these two days truly special. Here’s to the memories made and the beers tasted. We hope to see all of you again next year, with your enthusiasm undimmed and your love for great beer and cider as strong as ever.

Until then, keep the spirit of the festival alive in your hearts. Cheers to new friendships, splendid music, and exquisite drinks!

Next Beer Festival is already in the planning, and we will be communicating the dates before the end of the month!

🎉 Happy New Year and Warm Wishes from All of Us! 🎉

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