The Rumsey Wells - Norwich

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4 St Andrews St, Norwich, NR2 4AF

+44 1603 614858




Based on 89 reviews.


Agregated reviews (89) The Rumsey Wells - Norwich

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Was with a Huge crowd from work, waited 15 mins to be served at the bar, then the barman just walked off before serving us. The other barmaid said she would come back in a min but another 10-15 mins passed and several people getting annoyed, she told us that she was too busy and we would have to drink elsewhere if we wanted a drink.
Also ran out of wine and the barman just left the bar unattended to go to Tesco and get more. Ran out of normal coke too!
Understaffed and cramped, yet a similar pub down the road was less busy so we went there instead.

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Conveniently located in the city centre, this place gets so packed when it's busy you'll need a tyre lever to get in the door. I love the comfy sofas in the conservatory, and there's even a modest beer garden out the back.

You'll normally find a great range of ales on tap, and if you see any pork pies for sale at the bar, grab one!

4 by Ian Pegg Review source

Bit of a trendy destination so gets busy in the evenings but a nice pub for a quiet pint outside if it's warm enough. Seems quite big on the inside. Mainly Adnams beers, with a few keg options, seen some unusual Lagunitas in here now and again. Had a sausage sandwich which was off the charts tasty, very recommended.

4 by andy malcolm Review source

Lovely little craft beer tap house but with the associated prices. Great cozy seating area with a collection of a thousand odd board games stretching back to the 80's plus a snack display dedicated to Admiral Akhbar. Loses a star for missing the opportunity to state 'It's a snack!' ;)

4 by Review source

Cool place, nice atmoshphere on a friday night. Kind of cheap drinks and the service was really cool as well, the waitress was funny and smiling.
Went there with my cousin to grab a paint of beer and a vodka lemon cocktail and I just paid like 6 or 7 pounds. I ll come back

4 by ANDRES RAMIREZ Review source

Can't give 3.5 stars, but that's probably more accurate. It's list its shine a bit since it was opened, but still good for decent beers (cask or keg), decent food and one of the few bars in the city that gets sun in the beer garden throughout the day.

4 by Gavin Willis Review source

A friendly pub with good drink options, lots of bar games and a great pub quiz every Tuesday. The in house pies are delicious and mini ones are available at the bar too.

The Underbelly is available to hire and regularly has events going on.

4 by Jodie Santer Review source

Good old fashioned spit and sawdust pub - no pretence - just as they should be. Convivial atmosphere. Great selection of beer and always fine tunes. These had been one of my city centre watering holes for a long time and remains so.

4 by Review source

It's a great pub, and it's come a long way in the past few years. Probably needs a bit of a clean up as it's a little bit grimy here and there but it's got the right attitude and a wonderful selection of booze!

3 by Review source

Became a cool pub when it became the Rumsey Wells but has morphed slightly over time to a well worn slightly quirky, slightly scruffy, in a good way, place. The rum bar underbelly and sun trap out the back are worth checking out.

4 by Iain Hendry Review source

One of the best bars in the city, lots of stuff going on, DJ nights, quizzes, poetry etc... They also serve a great beer selection and pieminister Pies n mash. A cool Amsterdam vibe downstairs in the Underbelly too..

5 by Es Dubya Review source

Great Pub, always good atmosphere.

Plus, don't forget all the extra events, arts exhibitions, gigs, DJ nights, and the SHOP run from 'the underbelly', the pubs basement/crypt level.

5 by David Pye Review source

The usually have a DJ at the weekend. The place is good to go for drinks and attracts a cool crowd with a relaxed atmosphere. Downstairs can be fun on a Saturday.

4 by Clare Jermy Review source

Always very crowded but lively and great selection of beers and drinks. One of Norwich's more popular spots these days on Fridays and Saturdays.

4 by Stephen Smith Review source

Great service, even when busy staff were quick & attentive to customers. Good selection of beers on offer & reasonably priced too.

5 by Review source

This place is very indie the music is indie rock which is good but the place is tiny and quite dirty. They do serve food, pies mostly.

1 by lisa Review source

Great English pub in the heart of Norwich city center with great pies and selection of crafty beers and ciders. Trivia nights are fun!

4 by Anya Corazon Review source

Great pub quiz every Tuesday at 8.00. Be there for Brendo's Big Quiz! Lots of prizes and pies to be won! Entery £1 per person.

5 by Review source

Favourite pub in Norwich, chilled atmosphere with well kept range of extensive beers and more rums than any one person could need

5 by Andrew Thompson Review source

For all your beverage needs. Especially love the little nooks and crannies. Staff are always witty and there is always music.

5 by Review source

Staff rather detached, beer variable, sometimes good, sometimes not. Shabby but meant to be, it's that sort of place.

2 by Duncan Dawdry Review source

Very different pub..very old l think..would luv to try the pies..especially pie n mash..if it's like the East end

3 by Lynne Sharp Review source

Usually a good selection of both Real Ales and Craft Beers.
Can be very noisy when they have music on.

4 by Alex Alexander Review source

Great pies, good selection of beers and really friendly staff. Buy one get one free pies on a Monday as well

5 by Review source

First longer stay visit, discovered a great little outdoor seating area, great socialising with friends.

4 by David Rudgley Review source

Good selection of beers and they have board games. I didn't try the rum bar but I'm curious.

4 by Michael Bailey Review source

Quirky pub with a decent selection of drinks. Be sure to get a pie while you're there.

5 by Ben White Review source

Nice seating areas but loud music is not conducive for any talking good for young people

3 by Dawn Lambert Review source

Great pub quiz from 8pm on Tuesday night. Get their early for an amazing pie and mash

5 by Michael Tobin Review source

Amazing pub, one of my favourites in norwich, great pies and good selection of beers

5 by Review source

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