5 Of The Best Pubs with Heated Gardens In Norwich
There is nothing more festive than cosying up with some friends over the winter months and enjoying fine beverages and engaging conversation. With the prospect of a lockdown-free Christmas this year, there really is a buzz in the air as we all have a bit more freedom. Here at ABC Taxis, we are looking forward to a spirited Christmas season full of positivity and fun. So we have put together an awesome list of pubs you can go to and enjoy a stunning outdoor heated area in Norwich.
1. The Belgian Monk
Located in Pottergate, one of Norwich most historic areas, The Belgian Monk has been serving authentic Belgian beer and delicious food since 2000. Nestled in the Norwich Lanes, The Belgian Monk delivers an eclectic menu of authentic Belgium cuisine and beverages. Its menu of draft beers and bottles is constantly being updated and the Northern French cuisine on offer is some of the best in the city.
The Belgium Monk exudes authenticity and the new owners, have already improved the menu and brought other Flemish dishes to the UK. The location boasts a stunning undercover heated patio area decorated with Belgian beer memorabilia and trinkets. Visit the Belgian Monk and enjoy a range of soulful dishes and exquisite beers in a cosy warm environment.
2. The Maids Head Hotel
It’s that time of year when the Maids Head Hotel transforms its courtyard into a beautiful sparkling winter wonderland. Fairy lights, seasonal foliage and decorations adorn the heated courtyard at this prestigious hotel in Norwich making the area a festive sight to behold. This heated, sheltered area looks amazing and there are also blankets and hot water bottles available if you want to feel extra cosy.
Mulled wine, hot toddy’s and Bailey’s hot chocolate are all available and of course mince pies and stunning cakes. The Christmas menu includes baked camembert with antipasti, caramelised red onion and roast turkey in a brioche bun with coleslaw and skinny chips. There is also a multitude of events planned over the festive season including wreath making and a murder mystery event.
3. The Black Horse
For over 300 years, the stunning red-brick public house, The Black Horse has stood, nestled in the heart of the Golden Triangle in Norwich. The building was built in 1714, and since opening the pub has traded under the same name. In late 2015 the pub saw major renovation work and some much-needed love and attention was finally given to this wonderful building.
Once used as a bowling green in Victorian times the pub garden offers plenty of outdoor space with a heated marquee and covered pergola decorated with foliage. The Black Horse is a relaxed dog-friendly pub and bar serving an eclectic selection of craft beer, real ales, cocktails, bottled beers and fine wines as well as offering substantial meals in the restaurant.
4. The Last Pub Standing
The Last Pub Standing gets its name from when the effects of the 1904 Licensing Act, Second World War and a multitude of social and economical factors led to a marked decline in the number of public houses in Norwich. King Street alone fell from 58 pubs to just 1, The Last Pub Standing.
The garden area has been developed to accommodate a stage and seating as well as a marquee. The venue also boasts a stunning tropical garden that is undercover and heated. Regular DJ’s and live music performances are sure to keep you entertained as well as lots of events and offers as well as authentic Caribbean food and burgers served by Norwich Soul Kitchen.
5. William and Florence
Enjoy award-winning beers, meticulously curated wines, decadent cocktails and exciting cuisine at The William & Florence on Unthank Road, Norwich. Owned by local husband and wife team Nick & Briony De’Ath, the William & Florence is the perfect place to meet for a coffee or meal with friends, and a cosy pub to simply enjoy a quiet pint.
The William & Florence boasts stunning natural light, and large sofas mean you can enjoy your time at the bar in comfort. The pub features a large, sheltered garden where you can catch the sunshine or relax under the dimly lit ambience at night! The menu offers tasty mains and sharing plates, including cheese fondue and tables at the front f the building is sheltered by a canopy with individual table heaters so you’ll be nice and cosy.
So there you have it, our list of winter warmers that provide comfort, cuisine and atmosphere for your Christmas gatherings. Don’t forget to book in advance as December is our busiest period here at ABC Taxis. If you want to earn some cash being a Taxi driver then visit our Careers page and check out our video.