Some of the best places to drink Cocktails in Norfolk
Published date: April 2019
Whether you’re after a classic Cosmopolitan, a punchy Mojito, a tropical Pina Colada or something more obscure, there are some great venues in Norfolk serving some fantastic cocktails. Norwich itself is filled with pubs and bars, from contemporary cocktail bars to historic and haunted inns. According to Britain’s Pub Capitals study, Norwich is one of the pub capitals of the country and many of its pubs now serve cocktails alongside their regular menu of beer, wines and spirits.
Discover some of the best places to drink cocktails in Norfolk, from riverside terraces, quirky bars, low-key basements and traditional pubs and inns; there are some hidden gems to be found in Norfolk. Here are some of the best drinking spots in Norwich and Norfolk to sample the finest cocktails, from an Aviation through to a Zombie, and many others in-between.
Gonzo’s Tea Room
This centrally located venue offers coffee and cake by day, bar and cocktails by night. Quirky, live music, dance floor, rooftop gardens – a unique place to drink excellent cocktails late into the night and into the early morning.
Gonzo’s Tea Room - 68 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JT
Sophisticated cocktails served in a sophisticated setting. With an ever-changing menu, this cocktail bar on St Benedicts Street serves unique and delicious cocktails and is for those who are looking for something a bit different from your bog-standard margarita.
Hawthorn Bar - 2-4 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AG
A good selection of cocktails are available at Frank’s Bar, hidden away on Bedford Street in the centre of Norwich. With a warm a relaxed atmosphere, this is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail or two alongside some delicious food.
Frank’s Bar - 19 Bedford Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AR
Create your own cocktails at B’nou on St Benedicts Street in Norwich or select from their extensive menu. This is a cocktail bar without a bar – customers order at their table and their drinks are brought to them. Unique, stylish and a new concept – if it’s as popular as their restaurant was, this is sure to become a big hit.
B’nou - 6 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AQ
Pamela’s Restaurant in Great Yarmouth is a hidden gem that is nestled amongst the towns’ many fish and chip shops. Not only does it serve excellent food, its contemporary and exclusive cocktail lounge is worth a visit, serving an array of delicious cocktails.
Pamela’s Restaurant - Wellington Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JJ
Tel: 01493 331000
Bar 1 and Restaurant
Live music, food and excellent value cocktails.
Bar 1 and Restaurant - 1 Pier Walk, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6DA
Tel: 01493 650065
The Queen’s Head
This 17th century inn in the market town of Wymondham, has been sympathetically transformed into a warm and welcoming venue offering good food and cocktails. Sit and relax and enjoy their range of tasty cocktails in their bar or in one of their cosy nooks and crannies.
The Queen’s Head - 2 Bridewell Street, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0AR
Tel: 01953 423 308
Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar
Excellent food and excellent cocktails made with fresh quality fruits and spirits. A great find, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and one of Norfolk’s hidden gems.
Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar - Limes House, 25-26 Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1ER
Tel: 01553 764411
No.Twenty9 Bar & Restaurant
Located in the heart of Burnham Market, this Georgian Grade II listed property serves a variety of cocktails in the most elegant of settings.
No.Twenty9 Bar & Restaurant - 29 Market Place, Burnham Market, Norfolk, PE31 8HF
Tel: 01328 738 498
The Recruiting Sergeant
Renowned for their excellent food, The Recruiting Sergeant is a popular and award-winning pub and restaurant located in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall and serves a range of tasty cocktails.
The Recruiting Sergeant - Norwich Road, Horstead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 7EE
Tel: 01603 737077
Kings Arms Coaching Inn
This Freehouse and cocktail bar in Swaffham, Norfolk is a welcoming venue with a lovely outdoor space when the weather is warm. Enjoy a great selection of classic cocktails and their own creations, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm.
Kings Arms Coaching Inn - 21 Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7LA
Tel: 01760 723244
Grand Central Bar and Grill - Thetford
Serving food and a good selection of cocktails, Grand Central in Thetford is located on the cinema complex and also serves alco-shakes!
Grand Central Bar and Grill - 2 Anchor Place, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3AQ
Tel: 01842 754714