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!!
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
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,
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..
15 Market Place
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.
Norwich Market (Unit 182, on the edge, opposite Tesco and the taxi rank)
Mob: 07934 617135 Email: email@example.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
Tel: 01553 812000
Britain's largest beer store, with a mail order service. .
Outlets further afield
70 Tib Street
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
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
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,
Real ale and craft beer café cheek-by-jowl with the Ship of the Fens (the cathedral) in the city of Ely.
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.