Brewery Bars


Woodforde’s is proud to be announced as one of the headline brewery bars at the 2017 National Ales festival being held in the historic city of Norwich. Enjoy your favourite award-winning favourites at the iconic Blackfriars and St Andrews Hall bars, whilst listening to the superb live music from the main stage.

Woodforde’s have been brewing award-winning, cask-conditioned ales in Norfolk for over 35 years. Pioneers of the new wave of artisan brewers in the 1980’s, their range is underpinned by the flagship Wherry bitter, still recognised as one of the Uk’s great ales and 2017 sees Woodforde’s bringing out a new range of seasonal ales with innovative additions to their core range.

Woodforde’s are all about showcasing the very best in British brewing across cask, keg and bottle and by gaining one of the brewery bars at the National Ale festival, beer drinkers can engage directly with the brewery to discuss tastes, trends and new flavours across the industry. Woodforde’s staff and head brewer, Belinda Jennings, will be on hand pulling pints and speaking directly with customers during the festival.

The schedule promises to take in the true breadth of what the cities breweries have to offer in 2017. This will be a celebration of one the nation’s biggest passions; beer and from one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Maris Otter Bar

Championing a champion malt Norfolk is home to the world’s premium malting barley – Maris Otter, with malt grown in the county exported to over 20 countries around the world.

The Norfolk Brewhouse has teamed up with H Banham Ltd – the guardian of the Maris Otter grain - to bring you a brewery bar allowing you to taste what makes Norfolk malt, its growers, maltsters and brewers so very special. The new beers on offer, all brewed with Maris Otter, will include collaboration brews with growers and maltsters, as well as an imported ale to demonstrate the global appeal of the malt.

David Holliday, brewer at Norfolk Brewhouse said “We are immensely proud to create this bar which will be a showcase of the talent and skills which exist in Norfolk throughout the supply chain, allowing people to engage with the growers and maltsters as well as the brewers.”


Dating back to 1760, Lacons brewery has recently returned after a 45 year break from brewing to much critical acclaim. Our award winning ales use the original Lacons yeast which was deposited in the National Collection of Yeast Cultures in 1959. We are excited to be a part of CAMRA’s National Winter Ale Festival and you can expect a varied range of our beautiful ales including Norfolk CAMRA champions Encore and Affinity, and some excellent winter brews. Later this year, we will complete a major upscale of our brewery to keep up with demand for our ale and will be launching a new beer to celebrate. Find out more about Lacons at

Green Jack

Green Jack are looking forward to what is looking like a great Winter Festival in Norwich and look forward to seeing you all there. Green Jack was founded in 2003 by Tim Dunford, and are a multi-awarding winning traditional real ale brewery based in Lowestoft in Suffolk. Green Jack beers are known for their subtle balance of sugars, malt and hops, and we produce beers of our own design along with our own contemporary take on traditional English beer styles. We have won over 100 awards at independent CAMRA and SIBA beer festivals. In 2006 Ripper was crowned CAMRA’s Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Great Britain, in 2012 Trawlerboys was crowned the Champion Best Bitter of Great Britain and was the overall runner up at the GBBF.