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BULLARDS  
WATNEY MANN 11.04.1967
CHEF & BREWER  
MARK L. STEVENS June 2001
ENTERPRISE INNS c2005
PICKLED INNS July 2014
Licensees :
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ROBERT LAMBERT (Died 3rd November 1781) mid 1700's 
WILLIAM SPARKES to 1778
SAMUEL HOWLETT 11.09.1789 - 1794
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JAMES LANE 1822
JOHN WILLIAMS 1830
GEORGE STEVENS
Fell from a horse whilst hunting Thursday 19th March 1840. Able to ride home, but died Tuesday 24th March 1840.
1836 - 1840
JOHN BAYFIELD 1845 - 1848
HENRY SWALLOW GAMBLE
age 26 in 1851
10.10.1848 - 1854
HARRIET GAMBLE 1856
H GAMBLE (Harriet ?) 1858
THOMAS SKELTON 1861
JACOB MILLER 1865
Mrs MILLER 1868 - 1869
WILLIAM JACKSON 1871
JAMES BARBER 1875 - 1877
WILLIAM DAPLYN 1879
ROBERT WILLIAM DAPLYN 1881 - 1883
FRED STANGROOM WELLS 1888
THOMAS HUGHES 1890 - 1892
THOMAS WILLIAM RUMBOLDS by 1900
ROBERT WALTER WOODS 04.05.1908
HENRY TIMOTHY BUCK 01.11.1909
JANE ELIZABETH BUCK 02.11.1925
FREDERICK WILLIAM WILSON CRISP 02.05.1938
BENJAMIN FRED BIRD
Brewers' traveller
07.07.1941
SIDNEY RANSOM 07.09.1941
LEONARD READ c1960
HORACE ARTHUR BOND undated
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MARK L. STEVENS 06.2001
CHRIS NAPPER c2005 -
07.01.2011
IRENE ARMSTRONG 31.05.2011
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PHILIP PARKER July 2014



 
BLACK LION
 

lwal2667.jpg (10124 bytes)
c1970

Image supplied by Mark Stevens - 2001
2001

Mentioned in the Ipswich Journal of 4th February 1749.

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A coach, known as the MACHINE, arrived at the Inn from the Green Dragon Inn, Bishopsgate, London, every Tuesday evening, as advertised March 1765. Inside passengers paying One Guinea. Outside passengers and Children on the Lap to pay Half-price.
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Sold 25th September 1778, then part of the estate of the bankrupt William Sparkes. Sale included Barns, Stables, Granaries, Yards, Gardens, Orchards, Bowling Green and Butchers Stalls belonging to the inn, together with 7 acres of land.

"All those indebted to the Estate of William Sparkes to meet at the BLACK LION on Friday 11th June 1779 to receive such Debts as shall then remain unpaid."

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Offered to let 2nd June 1781 and to be entered into `Michaelmas next, or sooner if required........ So well calculated for Road Business, and publick Amusements, viz. large Assemblies in the Winter Season, and in Summer a commodious Bowling Green, to which there are about Fifty Subscribers, and a Billiard Table, etc. together with about 8 acres of Meadow and Pasture Ground.'

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The Norfolk Chronicle of 10th November 1781 reported that
`Saturday last died at Walsingham, much respected, Mr Robert Lambert, who many years kept the Black Lion Inn, in that town.'

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Offered for sale by auction 7th June 1813.
Consisting of a large assembly room, card room, and three parlours, bar, two kitchens, with necessary offices, six double and single bed-rooms with atticks, good vaulted cellars, two low rooms used as a cottage adjoining, a large room in the yard used as a club-room, stables divided off in twenty five stalls, with granary and hay chamber over the same, besides open stables and coach house; also a large barn occasionally used as a Theatre. Principally brick and tiled, in good repair. Also a bowling-green and garden attached.

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In 1830 the coach the Nelson called every Monday & Wednesday at 7:30 am and on Saturdays at 6:30 am, on way from Cromer to Norwich.

Advertised as Family and Commercial Hotel
as well as Excise Office 1830.

Bowling Green, Pleasure Gardens and Posting House 1839.

For Sale by Auction Friday 18th August 1848, a First Rate Commercial Inn, established for a Century, with possession at Michaelmas.

Henry Gamble moved to the premises 10th October 1848 having previously been at the KINGS HEAD.

The sale of the Household Furniture and effects of Mr. John Bayfield, planned for 3rd and 4th October was unavoidably postponed to the 10th and 11th of October. 1848.

2001 - 2 bars open to the public, one with an impressive fireplace.

Refurbishment completed for re-opening July 2014.