The Birdcage

23 Pottergate Norwich

Re-modelled in the 1930s, this art-deco style building in the Lanes houses one of our favourite Norwich pubs. In an age when a lot of pubs can look the same, the Birdcage is delightfully – and uniquely – eccentric, decorated with a stripped-back 1960s vibe, and staging regular cabaret events poetry readings and DJ slots. There are board games for quieter occasions, wifi, and, entertainment aside, it's just a great place to drink and hang out, with a renowned spirit and cocktail offering and a good choice of ales. They don't do food, but if you get peckish they don't mind you nipping across the road for fish and chips and eating them in the bar. Why aren't more pubs like this?

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