WELCOME


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

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  Opening Hours  
Friday & Saturday  ♥  Midday-Midnight
Sunday – Thursday  ♥  Midday-11pm

 


Well here it is — GINTRIGUE 42 — our first Nip and Growler brew in collaboration with the Three Blind Mice Brewery.
A beautiful botanical brew with juniper berries, lemon & orange zest, citra & simcoe hops.   We brewed it earlier this month and kegged it on the 15th.   It’s now maturing and will be on sale next Friday the 23rd February here at the Nip and Growler and then across East Anglia. 😁😁
We can’t thank Alex & Dan at Three Blind Mice enough for all their help and support.

Get ready to celebrate the first ever King’s Lynn Cocktail Week

​From 23rd February — 4th March there will be a series of unique events throughout the town.   Expect tutored tastings, talks, walks, quizzes and more, plus of course there will be plenty of delicious cocktails to try around venues in the town centre.

Find out more at www.klcocktailweek.co.uk

 

Welcome to the Nip and Growler 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.

We have 12 ales & ciders on tap which change daily and we aim to introduce customers to a different way of drinking, flavour 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 or cider 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, Jenga 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

 

 
 

If you’re looking for a gift then you can buy £5 & £10 vouchers at the bar.

 
 
 

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

 

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.
 

Read about the history of 68 High Street or Cook Row in the 14th Century
the site of The Nip and Growler, and previously
The Bull Inn
The Black Bull
The Earl of Derby
The Beaconsfield Inn
The Beaconsfield Inn Refreshment Bar
The Beaconsfield Restaurant
The Earl of Beaconsfield
Halford Cycle Shop
H.E.Randall’s Shoe Shop
Eastern Gas
Jessops


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

  email hidden; JavaScript is required

  Opening Hours  
Friday & Saturday  ♥  Midday-Midnight
Sunday – Thursday  ♥  Midday-11pm

 

ALES & CIDERS


 
Well here it is — GINTRIGUE 42 — our first Nip and Growler brew in collaboration with the Three Blind Mice Brewery.
A beautiful botanical brew with juniper berries, lemon & orange zest, citra & simcoe hops.   We brewed it earlier this month and kegged it on the 15th.   It’s now maturing and will be on sale next Friday the 23rd February here at the Nip and Growler and then across East Anglia. 😁😁
We can’t thank Alex & Dan at Three Blind Mice enough for all their help and support.
 
 

Our ales and ciders change daily and we aim to introduce customers to a different way of drinking, flavour 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 or cider 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 ale 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
1Steam LagerRedwellLagerGluten Free
Vegan
Norwich4.6%
2West Coast Pale AleRedwellAmerican Style Pale AleGluten Free
Vegan
Norwich5.6%
3Calypso3 Blind MicePale Ale
Single Hop Calypso
Cloudy
Vegan
Little Downham3.8%
4Maltcoast IPAMalt CoastIPAWells-Next-The-Sea5.3%
5Happy Face3 Blind MiceCoconut
Vanilla Cream
Ale
Little Downham4.1%
6HeartbreakerStation 119Pale AleVeganEye5%
7PilsenerGrainPilsnerVeganAlburgh4%
8Double TroubleStation 119Double IPAVeganEye8.5%
9Defiled Mild3 Blind Mice
Chocolate Orange MildVeganLittle Downham
Oundle
3.8%
10SlateGrainSmoked PorterAlburgh6%
11RhubarbWatergull OrchardsRhubarb CiderWisbech5.6%
12JonagoldDownham CiderMedium CiderDownham Mkt6%
13Norfolk PerryWhin HillPerryWells-Next-The-Sea5.8%
Too much choice?   Just ask for free tasters to find the ale that suits you.
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 15th February

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   Opposite M&S
  01553-278862  

  email hidden; JavaScript is required

  Opening Hours  
Friday & Saturday  ♥  Midday-Midnight
Sunday – Thursday  ♥  Midday-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   Opposite M&S
  01553-278862  

  email hidden; JavaScript is required

  Opening Hours  
Friday & Saturday  ♥  Midday-Midnight
Sunday – Thursday  ♥  Midday-11pm