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NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 - 1965)
STEWARD & Co Property owned by George Morse
STEWARD & PATTESON to 1967
WATNEY MANN  
NORWICH BREWERY  
CHEF & BREWER  
GREENE KING from 1987 (Swapped for a house in Cambridge)
Licensees :
ROBERT WALPOLE
bricklayer
1760 - 1764
FRANCIS DAY 1810
W.DAINES 1822
ROBERT DAINES
age 53 in 1851
1830 - 1856
ELIZABETH DAINES by 1858
WILLIAM MEADOWS
(went to the WHITE HART)
31.12.1868
WILLIAM PEARCE 05.02.1874
WILLIAM BEAVIS 17.03.1877
MARY ELIZABETH BEAVIS 11.05.1880
JOHN GIRDLESTONE 07.09.1880
WILLIAM ROWLAND 18.09.1883
ROBERT BUTCHER 05.05.1891
EDWARD WILLIAM ORRIS 30.06.1891
HERBERT GEORGE FRAMPTON 18.10.1932
ALBERT JOHN CAREY 02.01.1940
PHILIP BECK 06.11.1945
ELIZABETH FLORENCE BECK 03.06.1972
GERALD ERNEST TOOLEY 10.10.1972
AUBREY & MARLENE HUDSON 23.04.1974
DENNIS EDWARD McCONNELL 11.09.1984
STEPHEN ROBERT WEBSDALE 10.02.1987
GEOFFREY KENNETH SLATER December 1987
(05.01.1988)
-  
ANTHONY MUNRO By October 2016

 

 Image provided by Mrs. E. H. Butt - showing Philip Beck at the door.
c1963 - Philip Beck at the door.
Image provided by Mrs. E. Butt.


1963 image provided by Mrs. E. H. Butt  - many thanks.
An almost rural scene - 1963.
Image provided by Mrs. E. Butt.


Said to date from 12th century and a public house from at least 1712.

Closed c1973 - 1974 for `structural improvements' by Watney Innkeepers.

G. Slater was said to be the first tenant for Greene King in Norwich when he took over at the end of 1987. Greene King had swapped a Cambridge pub with Watneys from a selection of 74 Norwich premises on offer.

 

  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
17th C and later Yes 8 4 Yes
Conversion of cycling stable block to form restaurant - post 1960's.
Alterations of interior to form open plan bar area - 1970's
Exterior has Parish Marks;
St Peter Mancroft 1813, 1827 and 1710 (lead).
St. Giles 1710 (painted), 1814 (lead) and 1829 (cast iron).
Door <foot> scraper.
Very small bar area.
Low beamed ceiling with painted lincrusta between.
Deep window embrosures* <sic> and light stained wooden panelled bar.
Modern neo Tudor furniture.
Restaurant in stable extension has low ceiling and exposed flint wall.
 

 *Embrasure = Flared opening for a window where the opening is larger on the inside. i.e. as in an arrow slit.