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30 LEOPOLD ROAD
MELROSE ROAD
- BEERHOUSE -
FULL LICENCE from 1922
01603 451628
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 & PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965) 
STEWARD & PATTESON  as given 1867 
WATNEY MANN   
COURAGE  14.03.1972 
FREEHOUSE   
Licensees :
CAROLINE DIX
Only named as shopkeeper 1905, 1908 & 1912
(Died March 1927 - age 85)
11.10.1898 - 1914
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Charles Edward TILLETT
(Butcher at Ketts Hill to early / mid 1916 ?)
Died June 1917 - age 53
July 1916
Mrs EMMA TILLETT 08.05.1917
WALTER HARDY 10.10.1922
Mrs EMMA TILLETT
(Died June 1941 - age 78)
28.11.1922
ELLEN WADE
(ex Waterloo 1907 - 1922)
Died September 1954 - age 87
24.05.1932
LOUIS REGINALD CANHAM
(Brewery Rep)
(Died March 1981 - age 71)
05.10.1954
LESLIE GEORGE AMOND
(Died Feb 1986 - age 65)
10.05.1955
HERBERT ERNEST KNIGHTS
Died December 1965 - age 57
11.06.1963
EDWARD KENDLE THACKERY 04.01.1966
DENNIS RAYMOND LAST
(Arrived at house January 23rd 1967 - so working as under-manager to Mr Thackery from that date.)
(Died January 1994 - age 66)
02.09.1969
PERCY EDGAR RUSH
(Brewery Rep)
10.03.1970
PAUL HARRY SHERWOOD
(Paul Henry Sherwood age 22 - the youngest landlord in Norwich
according to EEN article 23.11.1971)
23.11.1971
PAUL HARRY SHERWOOD &
JOHN AMBROSE HAWKES
06.06.1972
JOHN AMBROSE HAWKES &
ERIC LAWRENCE BEARD
09.01.1973
JOHN AMBROSE HAWKES &
GEORGE DAVID MANSFIELD
23.07.1974
ROBERT NEIL DOUGLAS 11.07.1975
IAN ROLAND WILLIAM McMILLAN 13.06.1978
ROBERT IAN LAMBERT 18.11.1980
SIMON RUSSEL THORNE 14.05.1985
TONY JOHN MOORE 18.03.1986
TERANCE JOHN GEORGE SPOONER
(Died October 2006 - age 57)
13.05.1986
JAMES KNOWLES 14.10.1986
PAUL MICHAEL WHITLOW 05.01.1988
RICHARD & ELZABETH GRANT 04.04.1989
RAYMOND ANTHONY LINCOLN
(Died March 2005 - age 67)
19.03.1991
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BRIAN MAYHEW December 2003 -
 April 2008
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August 1996
August 1996


Operated as a shop by Mrs Dix since about 1888. She had been deserted by her husband in 1896. He was lazy and she would not support him.
First traded from 1898 when the Beerhouse licence of the BIRD IN HAND, King Street, Norwich, was transferred to these premises.
First licence (6 day) approved at Session 22nd August 1898.
53 persons had signed a memorial in favour of the house. The vicar, the Rev. W. Molville Pigot opposed the application.
Licence confirmed 11th October 1898.

Address as No. 2 Leopold Road to at least 1939.

Full licence issued October 1922 upon removal of licence (and NAME, according to S&P records) from the
BEEHIVE, St. Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich.

  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
1890's No 4 6 Yes
Essentially a building of the late 1880's/1890's with period pictures < features?> which include first floor casement windows and dentilled cornice but much later alteration to ground floor c1900/1920's plus single storeyed <sic> 1920's addition.
cast iron demi column on corner of building.
Public bar - 1920's, fireplace with mantle-shelf; wooden fireplace; panelled walls.
Beehive motif etched panel near front door.
Matchboard dado and integral benches, (Late C19).
Probably bar fitted out in 1920's.
Melamine topped corner bar which connects to lounge bar.
Lincrusta ceiling, mixture of settles, leatherette covered benches.
Separate small `off sales' bar and front lobby.
Lounge bar - recently redecorated c1984/1985 in modern 1930's Art Deco style.
Well co-ordinated colour scheme. Good interior design.
It is less usual to find a pub which still keeps a lounge and public bar in favour of the prevalent open plan system and even less usual to find a separate `off sales' department.