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The Dog House Bar
18 St Georges Street, Norwich, NR3 1BA
Tel. 01603 765378

The Dog House Bar in St. George’s Street, is situated adjacent to St.Andrew's Hall in the heart of "Old Norwich"

Previously known as the Red Lion, which closed down in 2005, the building is Grade II listed and recorded as being a pub as far back as the 19th century. The central City Centre location makes it an ideal stop-off after work or to grab a pre or post theatre drink before going to the nearby Playhouse or Cinema City.

The interior is fitting of any self-respecting "proper traditional pub" with wooden furnishings around original features including exposed beams,red brick fireplace and chimney breast, all illuminated by chic contemporary lighting. Music plays throughout, piped in via discreet speakers.
The well-stocked bar features a brand new cocktail bar which opened in November 2010.
Downstairs has a lovely sweeping wooden bar that leads out to “The Yard” - a totally enclosed outside terrace with patio heaters.

Upstairs, you’ll find “The Kennel”, a split-level air-conditioned function room with its own bar that is available for hire for private parties and functions.

Best described as a "cool" bar with more than a hint of City Centre urban chic, The Dog House Bar has quickly become a very cool phenomenon in Norwich’s newest pedestrianised area.

Food Served throughout the day - a range of fresh Panini's and Ciabatta's hand made and locally sourced.

Check our inhouse menu for more details.


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Opening times

Tue - Sat: 12:00pm - 1:30am
Sun: 12:00pm - 12:00am

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Rating: 5 Stars Review by ColinJR

Norwich, United Kingdom - 25th September 2012

We recently held our evening wedding party in The Kennel Bar here for around 60 people - the food was great and the staff were fantastic. Everything went perfectly and nothing was too much trouble, including set-up, music, decoration, etc. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the manager, Danny, was incredibly helpful and made us feel very welcome. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the venue to our friends/family - thanks for a great evening!!!

Rating: 5 Stars Review by EKent

Norwich, United Kingdom - 21st August 2012

I had my 30th birthday party at The Doghouse recently and everything was spot on, the bar staff were lovely and friendly, the DJ was brilliant and the food was perfect. The Manager, Danny, was extremely helpful from booking the event to the end and contacted me regularly to make sure everything was organised. All my guests had a thoroughly good time and I can highly recommend having a party here.

Rating: 5 Stars Review by JodyBling

Norwich, United Kingdom - 6th May 2012

Had my husband's surprise 40th party upstairs in the Doghouse and coudln't have chosen a better venue. We had around 120 people to cater for and the venue itself was charming and welcoming, the staff were hardworking and professional and the food was first class. We would certainly recommend it to anyone organising an event and you will find that the manager does everything he can to ensure that you and your guests enjoy the event without exception. Thanks again to all at the Doghouse, my husband was blown away xx

Rating: 5 Stars Review by JackBurton

Norwich, United Kingdom - 24th April 2012

I hired The Kennel last year for a joint 30th birthday party and it turned out to be perfect. The staff were really helpful and made sure that they stayed in contact leading up to the night and the bar staff were friendly on the night itself too. A word of thanks for the security staff too, who made sure that the party remained private despite it being a busy Saturday night downstairs. The venue itself was set out really well for the sort of party we were after, with the deceptively large room providing plenty of space for dancing and drinking/chatting. I thought that it didn't look or feel huge when we visited and was slightly worried that it might not hold everyone, but I think this was down to the split level set-up making it seem like two smaller but connected rooms. Also, it wasn't extortionate to hire either, considering it's central location and the standard of the place.

Rating: 5 Stars Review by caspianfs

Norwich, United Kingdom - 15th March 2012

We had our staff Christmas party here in December 2011, it was a great night, everyone had a good time and the food was lovely. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitley use them again and would recommend using them. Donna - Caspian FS

Rating: 5 Stars Review by Hadge

Norwich, United Kingdom - 27th January 2012

We had our staff Christmas party at the Kennel in December 2011. Danny (manager) was really helpful throughout the entire process when it came to me asking 101 questions before booking and then in the lead up to getting things arranged too. We were able to have our own DJ come and set up which I think went smoothly (as i arrived late...oops). Everyone has said that the venue was perfect, we had about 70ish people there which filled the room out comfortably, so we didn't feel as though we were rattling around in a bean can. The food arrived on time and went down a treat, again everyone agreed it was lovely.
The bar staff that looked after us upstairs were brilliant and kept us amused all evening.
I've had several people say that they'd have functions there again after going for our night and I don't think anyone would mind in the slightest if we chose it again for this years party!

Rating: 5 Stars Review by mkav

Norwich, United Kingdom - 25th January 2012

After several boring work Christmas parties we decided to look for a venue that would give us something different. We wanted to mingle, eat some food and have a drink, and after looking into several alternatives we decided on the Doghouse. It was a fantastic venue for our party of 40, intimate but not crowed. I can highly recommend the venue and was impressed with the friendly manager and staff, who were happy to accommodate our wishes.

Rating: 5 Stars Review by islawighter

norwich, United Kingdom - 26th September 2011

Booked an important birthday party in the Kennel Bar. The management were more than helpful in explaining the services on offer. The bar was clean and staffed by 2 very friendly guys who went out of their way to be helpful. The food was well cooked, on time and very well received, and the whole night was a huge success. Thanks to all staff, and I will definitely recommend you to friends and relatives. Only 1 small thing. It would be good to see a couple of malt whiskies behind the bar .

Rating: 5 Stars Review by tomrey63

Weybridge, United Kingdom - 26th September 2011

We used the doghouse as our base for a stag weekend. We would meet for 1st drinks there and used upstairs for entertainment. All the staff brilliant and Danny helped us organise entire weekend. Thank you!!

Rating: 5 Stars Review by tonyg Trusted Reviewer

Norwich, United Kingdom - 10th February 2011

Nicely turned out bar in a good location in the centre of the city. Went to a private function in the Kennel and was impressed by the quality of the buffet and friendly helpful bar staff. They also serve a decent pint downstairs although upstairs is strictly keg and bottle. Would recommend it as a pub or for a function.

Rating: 5 Stars Review by Frankie25

Norwich, United Kingdom - 10th December 2010

Had been recommended to go to The Dog House, so decided to try it out Sunday Night. Ive got to say I loved it,live music, friendly staff and a great atmosphere!! Would def recommend it to anyone.... especially loving the new cocktail bar!! It gets a thumbs up from me :-) x

Rating: 5 Stars Review by isabella

norwich, United Kingdom - 11th November 2010

I have recently hired out the 1st floor for a Birthday party. The venue is excellent. It is spacious and has a split level which is ideal to keep the dance floor and bar area a little separated. The bar staff are friendly and although very busy on the evening, they went out of their way to accomodate our requests. Communication prior to the day was very good. I had various questions which were answered immediately. With the 'Kennel' being on the first floor it assured privacy for the function. I would reccommend the Dog House as an excellent choice and the news that there will soon be an addition of a cocktail bar seems exciting.

Rating: 5 Stars Review by Rav112

Norwich, United Kingdom - 10th November 2010

I hired the 'Kennel' for a joint party with a mate. We were more than happy with the venue. It was clean, the bar staff were great. The buffet was commented on by our guests as excellent and the music provided by the DJ was exactly what was required! I have had only good comments from the party goers.Any request was dealt with a friendly quick response.I would not hesitate to use the venue again or recommend it to others!

Rating: 5 Stars Review by ktmc

Norwich, United Kingdom - 18th October 2010

We hired 'The Kennel' for our engagement party and we and our guests were very impressed with the venue and the great bar staff. I would have no hesitation recommending the Dog House to anyone. Big thanks to all the staff for looking after us! We will be returning to try out the tasty looking waffles!!

Rating: 5 Stars Review by JDR

Norwich, United Kingdom - 18th October 2010

Thanks to the brilliant staff we had a super 21st Party for our daughter, the atmosphere was electric, staff and food were exceptional, shame the night went so quickly, everyone was really enjoying themselves, DJ played the right type of music to get everyone dancing, creating the right atmosphere.
Thanks to all again. Julie

Rating: 5 Stars Review by Carlos Trusted Reviewer

Norwich, United Kingdom - 16th April 2010

Quality Bar. Always loads going on with great staff. Great Waffles for a bite to eat. Well worth a visit.

Rating: 4 Stars Review by Dangernile

Norwich, United Kingdom - 1st September 2009

The Doghouse is very reasonable, very convienient location, and a very nice atmosphere. The waffles are delicious and a nice change from sandwiches for lunch. If only they served the Nachos till a little later in the day, would be perfect then!

Rating: 5 Stars Review by gallusgibbon

East Dereham, United Kingdom - 2nd April 2009

I hired the upstairs venue for a private function and the service delivered was way up there with my expectations and even surpassing them. Brilliant night and thanks to the dog house for making it a great enviroment to celebrate.

Rating: 5 Stars Review by lovelyemma14

norwich, United Kingdom - 8th January 2009

Went to New Years Eve party organized for regular customers, had a brilliant night dancing the night away to classic 80's songs! Best New Year night in memory!!! (and it was free entry) BRILLIANT!! Nicest bar staff in Norwich.

Rating: 5 Stars Review by Juliette

Norwich, United Kingdom - 11th November 2008

The Kennel Bar at the Dog House is a great place for a party. Very friendly and helpful staff, great food and a really nice venue.

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