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King’s Lynn – The Wenns Chop & Ale House (2nd Visit)

King's Lynn Good Beer Guide Pubs

I visited Wenns a couple of weeks ago for a flying visit, but since Łukasz and I were in King’s Lynn for the day exploring beer options, we decided to go for food there as well given how well reviewed it was.


The kitchen wasn’t quite ready when I ordered, but I liked how the staff member took the order and explained they’d get it ready as quickly as they could. I was in no rush, which meant that Łukasz and I managed to get through about 15 games of Jenga. I forgot how exciting that is to play after a few drinks. We did actually try other games as well, but I couldn’t understand the rules and so we thought we’d just stick to Jenga, that’s pitched more at my level.

My beer is the Battle Standard from Shadow Bridge which was a decent bitter from a smoky edge, it’s positive to see different breweries in pubs and this was particularly interesting as my friend Tony from the Hop & Vine had mentioned about this outfit which takes it name from being in the shadow of the Humber Bridge.


The garlic and chilli chicken strips, cleanly presented and fortunately just with a hint of garlic rather than a smothering of the stuff.


Excuse Łukasz’s arm in the photo, but the fish and chips was one of the best that I’ve had in a fair while. The batter had a depth of taste and was drained so it wasn’t greasy, the fish flaked away and the portion was generous. The chips were suitably fluffy and I think that the mushy peas and tartare sauce were homemade, or at least that’s what they tasted like.

I’m quite enamoured by this place, it’s really more of a continental type bar with a strong beer offering which has led to an entry in the Good Beer Guide, alongside a realistically priced and tasty food menu all with friendly service.