About us - our story

Brothers, Ilir, Ben and Paolo Duraj first took on the Trowel & Hammer in 2005.

We had a vision to smarten up the pub, add rooms so visitors would have the option of staying overnight and provide an environment where locals, as well as tourists, could seek respite in comfortable surroundings and choose from tasty dishes and a wide selection of real ales, beers, wines and spirits.

The construction work for the additional bedrooms started in May 2010 and now with much care, patience, and organisation, the work has been completed and the vision is slowly being realised with the pub taking on its own special identity.

If you haven’t already, do pop in and join us for a drink and a bite to eat. We will be happy to show you the new bedrooms too.

Our main aim remains to continue to bring you carefully prepared, good quality food, a variety of fine ales, sourcing local suppliers where possible, and offering comfortable and clean accommodation. A special thank you to our regulars for your continued support and great company.

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01603 663994

The Trowel & Hammer
25 St Stephens Road
Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3SP