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Welcome to The Nip and Growler Craft Ale House
Local ales direct from small brewers, the true meaning of a Free House
68 High Street,   KING’S LYNN,   Norfolk   PE30 1AY
01553-278862

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

Read about the history
of 68 High Street (or Cook Row in the 14th Century) including
The Bull Inn
The Earl of Derby
The Beaconsfield Inn
Halford Cycle Shop
H.E.Randall’s shoe shop

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 micro-breweries as close to us 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 tasters 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, playing cards and books available, just to the right of the bar. And to the left of the bar we have plenty of cushions for a comfortable sit.

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

And to save you asking, we don’t have straws at the bar.

 

 

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

 

Our opening night for the press on 31st August 2017.
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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.

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

Opposite M&S
 
email hidden; JavaScript is required

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

 

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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 tasters 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.

Why Vegan & Gluten Free Ales?
If you follow a vegan lifestyle or have coeliac disease then this is obvious BUT there is another reason.   Ales are cleared by using Isinglass made from the dried swim bladders of fish.   This clears the ales but also removes some of the taste.   Many people find that an unfined cloudy ale tastes better with a fuller flavour.   If this unfined beer contains milk/lactose then it becomes vegetarian.   Customers have commented that the gluten free ales do not bloat them out which when you think of what gluten can do to the gut then this makes sense.

Nip & Growler Ales

 BEERBREWERSTYLEGLUTEN FREE OR VEGANBREWERY LOCATIONABV
1EA IPAAmpersandIPA
Citra, Mosaic
VeganBungay4.7%
2Miss Behavin'Station 119Black IPA
Brava USA Hopped
Eye6.7%
3SandstormPig & PorterLagerTunbridge Wells4.9%
4LukasThornbridgeHelles LagerBakewell4.2%
5Lonely Snake3 Blind Mice
IPA
Citra, Simcoe
Vegan
Hazy
Ely3.5%
6Red BrickAmpersandCitra & Nugget
Red Ale
Vegan
Hazy
Bungay5.1%
7Damn Dead StrawberryWild WeatherStrawberry SourSilchester4.2%
8WeizenGrain BreweryWheat Beer
Orange, Clove, Citrus
Vegan
Cloudy
Alburgh5%
9CocowAmpersandChocolate and
Milk Stout
Bungay5.1%
10Gigesa Guji3 Blind Mice &
Bexar County
Creamed Coffee StoutEly4.6%
11KingfisherNorfolk Cider Co.
Kingfisher Farm
Medium CiderOld Buckenham7%
12Norfolk PerryWhin HillPerryWells-Next-The-Sea5.8%
Even more choice as all 12 taps now in operation.
Our ale list is changing daily so it's impossible to keep this list completely up to date but we'll do our best.
Updated 20th November

Our Unique and Delicious Bottled Ales & Ciders

 

A Look At The Ales & Ciders We’ve Served Since We Opened

 

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

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

SPIRITS

And If You Enjoy Spirits Then This Selection Should Interest You

 

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

Opposite M&S
 
email hidden; JavaScript is required

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