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Buying Poppyland Beers

Buy beer at Poppyland Brewery

Here at the brewery you can get all my latest beers and some rare ones that are not released to the retail market. I don't keep regular hours and it isn't a shop (as such), but you can buy beer on request at the Poppyland Brewery (46 West Street, Cromer, NR27 9DS). While you are here you can have a look around and a chat about brewing or whatever. I am ready to open pretty much 7 days a week. If I am in the brewery just knock on the door, otherwise call at my house just 30 metres up the road (Chesterfield Lodge, West Street, Cromer, NR27 9DT) and I will open at the drop of a hat so long as I am home. Or, why not phone me beforehand on 01263 513992 or mobile 07887 389804 and make an date. If I am not home and Stef is available she will come to the brewery to serve you. Please don't hesitate to call, any time 8 am - 10 pm.

Home deliveries are available in the Cromer area. Call me on 07887 389804 to arrange a convenient time, cash on delivery. I have only had two customers ask for that so far, but the offer is there!!

Norfolk stockists

Bottle Shops and Off-Licences

Norfolk Food and Drink Company

15 Tucker Street

Tel: 01263 513677

Andrew and Lisa's farm shop behind the massive Cromer parish church stocks a large range of local beers, including Poppyland, delivered from the brewery on foot. They also do local vegetables and some great cheese and more. This is my biggest outlet and stocks all but the rarest of my beers.

The Real Ale Shop

Branthill Farm,

Tel: 01328 710810

The Real Ale Shop on the farm boasts well over 60 Norfolk bottled ales and stocks Poppyland beers. This is where I buy my Maris Otter malt made from barley grown on Branthill Farm and malted separately from other barley at Crisp's Maltings, nearby at Great Ryburgh.


The Giddy Goat

1 The Courtyard, Station Road,
NR26 8RF

Tel: 01263 478600

The Giddy Goat is a real ale shop stocking over 60 locally sourced beers and ciders under one roof in a wide range of flavours..

Reno Wine

15 Market Place
NR18 0AJ

Tel: 01953 425995
Mob: 07913 672275
Open: 9.30-5.30, Mon-Sat

Not just wine but Chris White stocks a small selection of rather special local breweries. You can take your empty bottles in and have them filled with wine. Novel.

ABV Norwich

Norwich Market (Unit 182, on the edge, opposite Tesco and the taxi rank)
Mob: 07934 617135  Email: abvstoreuk@gmail.com  Twitter: @ABV_Norwich  Instagram: ABV_Norwich
Open: 10.30-4.30, Mon; Wed-Sat (closed Tue and Sun)

New (2017) collaborative venture by Hoxne Brewery and Shortts Brewery from Suffolk. Only interesting bottled beer, no rubbish; and keg for dispense into growlers to take away. Parking adjacent for pickups.

Beers of Europe

Garage Lane
PE33 0BE
Tel: 01553 812000
Britain's largest beer store, with a mail order service. .


Outlets further afield


70 Tib Street
Northern Quarter
M4 1LG
Scott Davies and Jeremy Stull run a lively beer shop in the Northern Quarter that also has tastings and meet the brewer events. Very knowledgeable staff; they get some great beers in. They also have Café Beermoth in Brown Street, Manchester.


126 Melton Road
West Bridgford
Email: nick@hopology.co.uk

Nick Johnson runs an independent beer shop that specialises in really good bottled beer from Britain, Europe and the USA. He supports the local breweries in Notts and Leicestershire and many others from throughout England and Scotland. His range of Belgian beer that is unparalleled in the East Midlands, comprising a quantity from some excellent small producers. Hopology is distinct from larger retailers in that they concentrate on supplying beer and cider only from independent producers, e.g. Poppyland :).


Online beer retailer based in Loughborough.

Pubs, cafés and restaurants

The Plasterers Arms

43 Cowgate
A very friendly city centre pub with a great range of real and craft ales and just a brilliant attitude about running a pub. The only Norwich outlet for the occasional appearance of Poppyland cask ales and bottles.


3At3 Real Ale & Craft Beer Café

3, Three Cups Walk,

Tel:01353 659916

Real ale and craft beer café cheek-by-jowl with the Ship of the Fens (the cathedral) in the city of Ely.

Events 2017

Beer Festivals 2017

2017 Norwich Beer Festival

The 43th Norwich Beer Festival, organised by the Norwich & Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), will be held at St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls from Mon 23 to Sat 28 October 2017.

Over 200 cask-conditioned Real Ales from Britain's independent brewers will be on sale, along with draught and bottled beers from Continental Europe.

There will be a large range of traditional ciders and perries, with over 40 varieties, mostly from East Anglia. A new beer from Poppyland: Sepoy Indo-American IPA 5%, intensely hoppy with curry leaves and kaffir lime leaves.

Norwich CAMRA National Winter Beer Festival 2018

Tue 20 February - Sat 24 February 2018.

Mail order direct from Poppyland Brewery

This service is not available at the present time. See the beer retailers above, such as The Real Ale Shop, Beers of Europe, Hoptimism and Hopology who do mail order.