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Spring Holiday 2024 Beer Festival 25th and 26th May

30 Real Ales including many one off, unique and unusual beers, 60 Real Ciders including some unusual items not normally found in Norfolk!

Live Music in the evenings, Food and Activities

Blackfriars Tavern (Norfolk Cider Pub Of The Year, East Norfolk Pub Of The Year

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Music – Spring 2024 Cider and Beer Festival

Amy Reeve, The Ballard Bootleggers, Retro Firefly and Mat and Phil


Saturday 5-7pm Amy Reeve – Amy Reeve is an incredibly entertaining pop/rock artist from Norwich. She is known for supporting popular local artists such as Lee Vasey. Solo she brings a fun acoustic sound.

Saturday 8-10pm The Ballard Bootleggers – ‘The Ballard Bootleggers are a folk trio from Suffolk,  performing foot stomping, fast paced, traditional ‘old time’ music from America and Europe’

Sunday 4:15pm to 5pm – Retro Firefly – Retro Firefly is the music project of Lowestoft-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Samantha Penman. She began writing music in her early teens, frequently finding inspiration in nature and her upbringing along the Suffolk Coast. Her music has an indie-folk vibe, taking inspiration from artists such as James Blunt and Aurora

Sunday 6-8-ish pm Matt & Phil – They take songs from lots of genres and play them with a twist.

The Real Ale List is available here

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Real Cider List – Spring 2024 Cider and Beer Festival

The Real Ale List is available here

The music performers details are available here

The current list is here – this may change a little – maybe a few more proper dry ciders….

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Real Ale List – Spring 2024 Cider and Beer Festival

The music performers details are available here

The cider list is available here

The beer list will be populated of the next few days as the tasting notes are written. Check back for updates!

IdentifierBrewer & Beer NameABVStyleNotes
AMr Winters Special Citrus Kiss Cask6%IPACask Dry Hopped with HBC-472 to give oak, bourbon barrels, coconut, vanilla, citrus, and sweet fruit in addition to the usual flavours
BTindalls Whiskey Cask Conditioned Caramel Stout5.2%StoutWhisky barrel aged special take on Tindall’s sweet caramel stout. Stronger ABV., Roasted malts and coffee flavours, rich and full bodied with sweet caramel leaving you wanting more.
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The Blackfriars Tavern Tea Store

A luxury selection of Pure and Blended teas usually available at The Blackfriars Tavern in Great Yarmouth, FB: BlackfriarsTavern.

These luxury teas are available prepackaged to take away and make it at home, in 50g packets which give you about 50 cups of tea, and are competatively priced. You can also choose to have a cup made to sit in to drink.

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13th April 2024

Dear Customer,

Today, 13th April 2024, we have the Yare Sailing Club in for a meal this evening. This will mean that many of the indoor tables will be reserved from 18:30. Additionally, as courses are sent out from the kitchen, there may be some delays in service at the bar. Thank you for your understanding.

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Wow! Introducing The New Belgian Beer Selection

Available now at the Blackfriars Tavern Great Yarmouth….

Belgian Beer Shelves at The Blackfrairs Tavern Great Yarmouth

A great selection of Belgian Beers available now at the Blackfriar Tavern Great Yarmouth with something to suit all pockets.

For details of each bottle, see Bottled Belgian Beers


Star Beer On This Week

This week we have 1914 from Opa Hay Brewery. Brewed with hops from each of the countries involved in the First World War, this beer is an amazing collection of flavours. Come and get your pint now.

#RealAleMagic #camra


Cask Peanut Butter Pastry Stout

Available while stocks last, our Peanut Butter Pastry Stout, all you expect from a stout with an understated Peanut Butter taste.



Thank you!

We want to let you know how much we appreciated the effort that you made to visit us during our inaugural beer festival.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Pig Racing, and who put their blue tickets in the charity boxes. We are pleased to announce that the following totals for each charity were raised:

The East Anglian Air Ambulance – £205.25

On The Ball Testicular Cancer Awareness and Support – £185.75

Below is a montage to give a flavour of the day’s activities.

Despite the unseasonably windy wether, we were super lucky to avoid the rain which, together with the high walls in our courtyards, made for a good sheltered afternoon inside and out.

The Winner of the “Guess the Number of Bottletops in the Jar” was Lynn who correctly guessed 97, the prize was a bottle of Good King Henry Special Reserve 2020.

The Winner of the “Treasure Hunt” was Mark Lewis who correctly guessed the square that contained the Port Authority’s Premises next to the Library in Great Yarmouth, the prize for this was also a bottle of Good King Henry Special Reserve 2020.

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