The Whalebone Freehouse

Welcome to The Whalebone

The Whalebone Freehouse is an independent privately-owned blend of traditional pub and modern wine bar and has been run by Manager Steve Fiske since 1992.

Built circa 1830 the Whalebone has been tastefully restored over the years with one of the many features being a back bar and counter originally fitted by Bullard & Co a notable brewery from Norwich’s historic brewing tradition

With ten real ales, a great choice of draught and bottled beers from around the world plus an extensive selection of wines, supplied by Adnams of Southwold, we believe we have something to suite all tastes.

The Whalebone is well known for the quality and choice of Cask Ales and has Cask Marque accreditation. Our staff also strive to provide quality service and to give our customers a good experience whenever they visit the Whalebone. Table service has also become a feature enjoyed in all trading areas.

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs   11.00am – 11.00pm
Fri – Sat   11.00am – Midnight
Sunday   12.00 noon - 11.00pm

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Happy Hour

Monday – Friday  5.30pm - 7.30pm
If you fancy a pint on the way home from work most drinks are reduced in price. So why not Pop in meet your friends and chill out ?

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Don’t be fooled by the size of the frontage, the pub is a tardis. Once inside you’ll find a choice of Traditional Front Bar, comfortable Lounge, trendy Conservatory and the latest addition the, retro style, Malthouse Room that not only gives much more seating, but can also be used for Business Meetings and Private Hire for small functions. Not forgetting the smokers there is also a spacious Mediterranean style Terrace Area, which is heated, illuminated and covered by two large umbrellas.

We look forward to greeting you in the near future

For sports enthusiasts the Whalebone is the spiritual home for TWIGS golf society and Old Catton Cricket Club and most major sports events are shown on a big screen.

Every care is taken to ensure that you and your friends enjoy a safe, comfortable and pleasurable experience when-ever you visit us and with our vast range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, minerals and selection of freshly-made coffee you’ll be spoilt for choice. And if you need a snack we have locally sourced some wonderful Pork Pies, Sausage Rolls and Scotch eggs which are available at all times.