Just a short walk from the city centre with views over the river from outside deck area.
The City's favourite local!
Welcome to the Ribs of Beef
Of all the pubs, public houses, bars and inns in Norwich, which is the fairest of them all? Well, you could start with The Ribs of Beef dubbed 'the City's favourite local'. This friendly pub, complete with one of the city's traditional pub food menus, offers cask ale, pub food, riverside jetty and use of their free downstairs meeting room.
Whether you're looking for somewhere to eat a nice pub lunch, or a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy the range of cask ales, farm cider, draught lagers, continental bottled beers, wines or champagnes, the Ribs of Beef is one of the best public houses, bars and inns in Norwich.
Roger and Anthea Cawdron have owned this historic pub on the banks of the River Wensum for over 30 years, and their warm and welcoming approach has built up a strong following and a great reputation in Norwich.
On a sunny summer's day, there is no better place to sit in Norwich, than on the riverside terrace - one of Norwich's "hidden gems" or the triangle garden. Catching the afternoon sun, this is the ideal place to enjoy a cooling drink or read the Daily papers.
In the winter, the main bar is warm and welcoming and is even open on Christmas Day so that you can enjoy the day in good cheer.
The pub caters for all ages - from the youngest, to customers who have been regulars for 40 years.
As well as serving delicious pub food - perfect for brunch, a pub lunch for work or pleasure, or a relaxing Sunday lunch by the river - the Ribs have a great range of cask ales, and often feature guest ales. The staff will be happy to let you have a "taster", to help you select the perfect ale for you or try something new.
All their pub food is prepared on the premises, meaning that it really is among the best pub food restaurants around - and so conveniently placed for Tombland and the centre of Norwich, it's a great place to stop by for brunch, lunch or drinks overlooking the river.
Live Music is staged to liven up Sunday afternoons from 5pm till 8pm featuring local musicians of all ages. A range of bands which can be checked out on the Ribs Facebook page.
Breakfast baps are served from 11am and the Lunchtime menu is available 12noon to 2.30pm weekdays and 11am to 5pm at weekends.
With more of a 'local pub' feel than many of the bars or pubs in Norwich, you'll be able to see at once how much care and warmth the Cawdrons & Manager Jonathan Power have put into the Ribs - why it is known as "the city's favourite local".
What you might not expect in one of Norwich's pubs, is a meeting room set up for business meetings (with wifi and two TV screens for presentations) The room is also perfect for private functions, dinner parties, or for clubs and groups. Use of this meeting room is free of charge.
To ensure our customers are happy and satisfied with our service, enjoy our beer and food and will return not as a stranger but a friend.
APPETIZERS & LIGHT BITES
Ribs Homemade Scotch Egg – Oven baked in breadcrumbs, served cold with homemade chutney & salad garnish
Devilled Whitebait – Crispy coated whitebait, deep fried served with mixed salad garnish, tartar & wedge of fresh lemon
Peri Peri Prawns – King Prawns marinated in peri peri spices, coated in crispy breadcrumbs served with mixed salad garnish & sweet chili dip
Granary Bread. All served with crisps and dressed leaves.
Warm roast beef with horseradish or English mustard
Home cooked ham with English mustard
Cheese with pickle
Archers famous Pork sausages with English mustard
Chicken & ham mayonnaise
Prawns lemon mayonnaise
Hummus, cherry tomato, red onion & rocket
CHIPS, JACKET POTATOES & WEDGES
Bowl of Chips
Baked Potato with butter salad garnish & coleslaw
Deep fried jacket wedges, salad garnish, coleslaw
Top your chips, baked potato or wedges or add a side, choose from:
Our 6oz burgers are handmade in house from traditionally reared 100% prime local beef! They are grilled especially for you when you order. Served alongside a generous portion of chips, your burger will be in a freshly toasted bun, accompanied by lettuce, onions, tomato, mayonnaise, dill pickle and homemade coleslaw.
Naked Burger – No bun, no chips – just burger and salad
Classic Prime house beef burger
Old Porky – Our Classic with added crispy bacon & Cheddar cheese
Chili Burger – Our Classic burger topped with our famous homemade chilli & cheese
Sausage Platter - Three delicious Archers sausages, chips & baked beans
Veggie Sausage Platter (V) – Three Quorn Sausages, chips & baked beans
Ham Platter - Norfolk smoked ham, two fried free range eggs & chips
Scampi Breaded - Whole tail scampi in breadcrumbs, served with garden peas, chips, tartar sauce & wedge of fresh lemon
Chilli – A bowl of the Ribs tasty chilli, topped with cheddar cheese served with either rice or chips
Salmon & Dill Fishcakes – served with chips, garden peas, lemon wedge & tartar sauce
Vegetable & Nut Roast – with apricots, almonds, peanuts & walnuts topped with goats cheese & served with generous salad & a few chips
Sunday Roasts from 12 noon until 5pm.
Lunch Week days 12 noon - 2.30pm
Saturday 12 noon - 5pm
Roast Beef, Roast Chicken or Nut Roast £8.95, served with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes.
Sticky Toffee Pudding - comes with a rich toffee sauce and custard
Old English Blackberry & Apple Crumble - and custard
Vanilla Ice Cream - Two scoops with a café curl toffee or raspberry sauce
If you would like to give us some feedback or find out about booking an event at The Ribs of Beef. Please email The Ribs of Beef.
© Anthea and Roger Cawdron | The Ribs of Beef, Norwich 2016