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98-100 Lawson Road
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Take a look inside the brewery, situated at The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich. All our stylist photographs were taken by Harry Skipper

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The Fat Cat Brewery was opened on 26 September
2005 by Roger Protz, editor of 'The Good Beer Guide', and Beer Drinker of the Year 2004. That moment was the

Culmination of a long-held ambition of Colin Keatley, Landlord of 'The Fat Cat', CAMRA's Pub of the Year 1998 and 2004. After running The Fat Cat Pub for 14 years Colin Keatley decided to invest in creating a brewery. Colin had bought 'The Wherry' on Lawson Road earlier in the year, and transformed it into 'The Shed', a popular pub and music venue run by Ryan Burnard, but Colin's main interest was the space on the premises he had set aside for the Brewery. He had already assembled the team that would be working there, and the brewery had gained a huge boost when Ray Ashworth, formerly of Woodforde's Brewery, agreed to take part in the project as the brewery's consultant. Ray was hugely successful at Woodforde's, and won the brewing world's highest accolade, Champion Beer of Britain, with two of his beers, Norfolk Nog and Wherry. Mark Winter (Son of Dave Winter of Winter’s Brewery) became the sole brewery at the age of 18 and Chris Riches, former Fat Cat Pub Bar Manager, transferred from pub to brewery to tackle the day-to-day running as Brewery Manager. In 2010 The Shed was renamed The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, with Mark White (Colin Keatley’s nephew) installed as the new landlord. Since taking over the pub The Fat Cat Brewery Tap has been inducted into the CAMRA Good Pub Guide. In 2012 Colin Keatley opened a third Fat Cat pub, The Fat Cat & Canary (named due to it’s proximity to the Norwich City F.C Stadium.

The real ale produced at The Fat Cat Brewery is available at the three Fat Cat pubs in Norwich as well as The Fat Cat (Ipswich), The Fat Cat (Colchester) and The Artichoke (Broome). For more information about The Fat Cat Brewery don’t hesitate to contact us by phone: (01603) 624364 or send an email to Chris@fatcatpub.co.uk. Cheers!