"In the last couple of years it has been fantastic to see more pubs trying out cider and perry,particularly in terms of stocking local cider, giving customers the opportunity to try something new and local.
Warren Wordsworth, CAMRA branch chairman, said the Fat Cat has always proved popular and was named national CAMRA pub of the year twice in 1998 and White Asics Gel Kayano
The Fat Cat will go head to head with the west Norfolk branch winner The Coach and Horses in Dersingham and also mid Anglia's winning pub if that pub is in south Norfolk.
It is the fourth time that the drinking spot, in West End Street, has been honoured by the Norwich and Norfolk branch Asics Gel Solution Speed 2 Mens of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
The White Lion now goes up against The Railway Arms in Downham Market which was west Norfolk's winner, and also the Banham Barrel, mid Anglia's cider pub of the year in the vote to find the overall Norfolk cider pub of theyear.
"Our staff do an excellent job keeping up with all the weird and wonderful products we are sourcing, meaning our customers can always be recommended something new and exciting.
"I hear last year's apple crop was very good and I'm sure many pubs will take advantage of this I know we will be!"
Fat Cat toasted in 2014 pub of the year results
The Fat Cat pub. Picture: Denise Bradley
Ben Ackers is landlord of The White Lion which won cider pub of the year for the third consecutive year.