Announcements Beer Festivals

Beer Festival 29th & 30th December 2023

🍁 Join Us for a Classic Beer Festival This December πŸ

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.

πŸ•š 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.

πŸ“† 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.

πŸ”œ 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


Staff Training

Dear Customer,

We shall be closed all day on Wednesday 25th October for staff training for the Wednesday only.

We will re-open as normal from Thursday 26th October at noon.

We apologise for the inconvenience if you were intending to visit us then, and hope that you can rearrange to come on an alternative day.

Kind regards,

Blackfriars Tavern

Ales/Bitters Announcements

Announcing Our Own Session English Porter

On its first outing in the wild, and available while stocks last!

#RealAleMagic #Camra


We’re In the 2024 Good Beer Guide!

Thrilled to announce we’ve been listed in CAMRA’s 2024 Good Beer Guide (for the 3rd year running) as one of the top 13 places for real ale in East Norfolk! Cheers to everyone who’s supported us! 🍻 8 real ales; 20 real ciders; canned and bottled sours, imperial stouts and barleywines; 200 Belgian bottles; homemade pies, and possibly the best handmade chips in Norfolk; games on all tables, outside spaces, and lots, lots more.. #ProudMoment #RealAleMagic #camra


Single Day Closed on Wed 27th September 2023

Dear Valued Customer,

The Blackfriars Tavern shall be closed for one day only on Wed 27th September 2023. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause you if you planned to visit us. We shall reopen as normal on Thursday 28th at noon.

Kind regards,

Blackfriars Tavern

Announcements Beers On Now

Beer and Cider Festival 15th July!

This time in 1 week we will have opened the pub doors for the Blackfriars Tavern Beer & Cider Festival at the Blackfriars Tavern. 20 Real Ales and 20 Ciders opening at 11am on Saturday 15th July. More details here and in posts over the next weekπŸ»πŸ»πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸ”πŸ”

If you can’t wait that long, we have 8 real ales and 14 real ciders on this weekend, open daily 12-11pm. We even have fresh cool water & doggy treats for your four legged friends πŸ»πŸ»πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ©πŸ©

See you soon!


Wednesday 17th May 2023

We apologise for the inconvenience, but we shall be closed all day on Wednesday 17th May 2023, but we will be open as normal from noon on Thursday 18th May. We hope to see you soon.

Announcements Things To Do In Great Yarmouth

Bar Billiards

Our award-winning Real Ale, Real Cider and Belgian Beer pub, The Blackfriars Tavern in Great Yarmouth, is thrilled to announce the addition of a bar billiard table.

The bar billiards game is a traditional and fun way to spend time with friends over a few drinks. It is a game that has been enjoyed for decades and now it is available to our customers.

Our bar billiard table is crafted with the highest quality materials and designed to enhance your gaming experience. It features a beautiful and sturdy frame, and a smooth playing surface which was recovered yesterday.

We believe that the addition of our bar billiard table will create a unique and exciting experience for our customers. It is perfect for those who enjoy a relaxed and social atmosphere while having a few drinks.

So come down to the Blackfrairs Tavern in Great Yarmouth and try out our bar billiard table which is on freeplay this weekend. We can’t wait to see you there!

Announcements Uncategorized

Saturday 15th April 2023

Dear Customer, we are open as normal from noon until 6pm on Saturday 15th April 2023, and you are encouraged to visit as normal during the day.

From 6pm, we shall only be open to members of the Yare Sailing Club, who will be here having their rigging supper. (This is for reason of capacity and in the interests of providing a quality service to both them and to you.)

We apologise if you were intending on visiting after 6pm on Saturday 15th April 2023, and hope that you can manage to visit either on Friday or before, before 6pm on Saturday, or on Sunday or after when we shall be open as normal.

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