WELCOME

Welcome to The Nip and Growler Craft Ale House
68 High Street,   KING’S LYNN,   Norfolk   PE30 1AY
01553-278862

Opposite M&S

Welcome to the Nip and Growler Real and Craft Ale House in the heart of King’s Lynn run by two best mates who know their booze only too well.   Designed and built by our own fair hands and local tradesmen using local recycled materials proving new isn’t necessarily better.   And our ales are local too, sourced from as close as possible.

Our ales change daily and we aim to introduce customers to a different way of drinking, taste rather than quantity.   You don’t have to drink a macho pint as we also serve in ⅓, ½, ⅔ pint measures.   To help you explore our craft ales and ciders they are listed on our blackboard behind the bar showing the brewery, region and the style of ale.   And if you want to find an ale that matches your taste buds just ask for a taster before you buy.   We also stock a good selection of wines and some unusual spirits as well as soft and fruit drinks and delicious snacks.

If you fancy a bit of relaxation then we always have board games, cards and books available. Just to the right of the bar.

Our ales are changing all the time but our attitude to life remains the same.

Drink, be merry, be kind and never laugh at a bad joke

Opening Times
Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am
Sunday — Thursday 12pm-11pm

 

Our opening night for the press 31st August 2017.   Click the images to enlarge.



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If you like our glasses which we had specially made, please buy them from us rather than nick them. They are only £2 each, the price they cost us.   Thank You

 

Why Nip & Growler?
A Nip is a small measure of strong beer, usually 1/3 of a pint.   Barley wine was usually bottled in nips.
Or a small drink of spirits, a 1/4 of a gill where a gill is 5 fl oz
[C18: shortened from nipperkin equal to one-half of a quarter-gill, one-eighth of a gill, or one thirty-second of an English pint. A nipperkin is also one-eighth of a pint of beer or any other liquor.]

A Growler is a larger measure of beer, a half US gallon jug or just over 3 pints in English. It was a sealed jug that could be taken home, more common in America than here.

 

Nunc est bibendum
And in case you were wondering about the Latin quote on our logo, ‘Nunc est bibendum’, it translates as ‘Now is the time for drinking’.

It is from the first book of the collected Odes or Carmina sometimes known as the ‘Cleopatra Ode‘ of the Roman lyric poet Horace.   It is one of his most famous published in 23 BC as Poem 37.   The poem is a song of triumph over the defeat and death of Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, and probably dates from the autumn of 30 BC, when the news of Cleopatra’s suicide reached Rome.

And if you are interested in this you can read a translation of the poem here.

68 High Street,   KING’S LYNN,   Norfolk   PE30 1AY
01553-278862

Opposite M&S

contact@nipandgrowler.uk

 

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OUR ALES

Our ales change daily and we aim to introduce customers to a different way of drinking, taste rather than quantity.   You don’t have to drink a macho pint as we also serve in ⅓, ½, ⅔ pint measures.   To help you explore our craft ales and ciders they are listed on our blackboard behind the bar showing the brewery, region and the style of ale.   And if you want to find an ale that matches your taste buds just ask for a taster before you buy.   We also stock a good selection of wines and some unusual spirits as well as soft and fruit drinks and delicious snacks.

If you follow a Vegan or Gluten Free way of life you’ll have no problems as you can see from our list of ales.

Nip & Growler Ales

 BEERBREWERSTYLEGLUTEN FREE OR VEGANREGIONABV
1
2
3TzaraThornbridgeLagerBakewell4.8%
4Lonely SnakeThree Blind MiceSession PaleVeganEly3.5%
5Neck OilBeavertownSession IPAVeganTottenham Hale4.3%
6Juice Rocket V4Three Blind MiceAll Day IPAEly4.5%
7DubbelNene ValleyDubbelGluten FreeOundle6%
8I Love You. Will You Marry Me?ThornbridgeStrawberry Blonde AleBakewell4.5%
9Milk WormThree Blind MiceChocolate
Vanilla
Milk Porter
Ely5.3%
10Aromatic RedTickety BrewBelgian Yeast
Cashmere Hops
Premium Bitter
Stalybridge4.5%
11East Meets WestSimon's CiderCider MediumCambourne6%
12Norfolk PerryWhin HillPerryWells-Next-The-Sea5.8%
Our ale list is changing daily so we'll do our best to keep this list up to date.
Updated 19th September

 


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68 High Street,   KING’S LYNN,   Norfolk   PE30 1AY
01553-278862

Opposite M&S

contact@nipandgrowler.uk