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OLD HAYMARKET
NR1 3RU
St PETER MANCROFT FULL LICENCE 01603 625365
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 - PS 1/8/4 (1867 - 1965)
YOUNGS & BURT  as recorded 1836 & 1840 
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS   
BULLARDS 1958
WATNEY MANN   
NORWICH BREWERY  
ANGLIA TAVERNS  
SCOTTISH & NEWCASTLE by 1996
A SPIRIT PUB  
TATTERSHALL CASTLE GROUP by 2011
Licensees :
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JOSEPH TRUNDLE 1761 - 1763
WILLIAM MANN 1764
JOHN AGGAS
(John Aggus 1783)
here April 1782 - 1797
SARAH MARTIN 1802
GEORGE RAMPLING / RAMPLEY
Went to GEORGE INN, St. Stephens
1806 - 1808
JOHN JUST March 1808 - 1811
WILLIAM ATMER by October 1824 - 1830
JOHN WEBSDALE
age 50 in 1851
1836 - 1851
FRANCIS WEBSDALE
age 55 in 1854
1854 - 1859
ROBERT BAILEY by 1861
AMELIA BAILEY 04.06.1869
HERBERT GEORGE GOFFIN 10.10.1896
WILLIAM HENRY HUBBARD 16.01.1917
LILIAN LOUISE HUBBARD 11.02.1936
JONATHAN VALENTINE CUMBY 17.11.1935
CYRIL PERCY SQUIRES 13.07.1954
WALTER RICHARD LAVERICK 08.03.1955
ALISTAIR MacDONALD FRAZER 19.07.1960
EDWARD KENDLE THACKERY 01.09.1964
?? 07.09.1965
CHARLES GARROULD 15.03.1966
EDWARD KENDLE THACKERY 11.10.1966
LESLIE CHARLES JEQUES 02.09.1969
PERCY EDGAR RUSH 05.01.1971
KENNETH SALE 08.06.1971
ROGER JAMES SNEDDON 21.11.1972
PERCY EDGAR RUSH
(Brewery representative)
26.11.1974
RACHEL & BRIAN WILLIAM WARD
(managers)
07.09.1976 to
13.02.1977
PERCY EDGAR RUSH
(Brewery representative)
22.03.1977
CHRIS & MANDY PAGE
(managers)
02. 1977 - 1979
JAMES CRAWFORD PANK 21.07.1981
BRIAN RAYMOND LEE 30.11.1982
BRIAN PERKS &
DAVID THOMAS MANTON
26.11.1985
LESLIE ROBERT D............ &
DAVID THOMAS MANTON
09.09.1986
JOHN KEARNEY &
RICHARD JOHN O'SULLIVAN
26.07.1986
PETER GODDARD &
RICHARD JOHN O'SULLIVAN
26.07.1988
PETER GODDARD &
IAN McDONALD
14.02.1989
JOHN LEMMON &
PETER GODDARD
12.11.1991
GARY COLEMAN 14.02.1995
STEPHEN GEORGE SMITH &
PETER GEORGE CRONIN
08.08.1995
Period as RAT & PARROT then as HENRY'S 1996 - 2011
THOMAS REGINALD SMITH
(HENRY'S AT THE LAMB)
c2005
MICHELLE GIANADDA & CLIVE HITCHENS
(HENRY'S AT THE LAMB)
June 2010

The Lamb Inn - image shown with the permission of Mr. Philip Standley.
Image provided by Philip Standley.

Referenced 1574 as at Market Place.

Named the HOLY LAMB in early references, owing it is said, to have being `formed from the ruins of a nearby church'.

21 Haymarket in 1783

One of 40 houses named as being engaged for the Reception of Freeholders for Sir John Woodhouse and Sir Edward Astley's Friends on the Day of Election, Wednesday 14th April 1784.

Scene of a murder in 1797 when the licensee, John Aggas, was killed. It seems that the unfortunate innkeeper had found his brother-in-law in the cellar, providing free drinks to his friends.

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One of 36 Norwich houses opened for the reception of Voters in the interest of Mr. Windham and Mr. Coke on election day Thursday 13th November 1806. The name of the Hundred for which the house was appropriated was to be displayed at each house.

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John Just solicited the favours of the public, 25th March 1808, having just taken over the inn.
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Mr William Atmer advised Agricultural Gentlemen and the public in general, that he had taken on the inn, October 1824. He had previously been at the FLEECE, Wells, but that was in October 1818 and he had sold all furniture and fittings of that establishment when leaving.

Address as 10 Gentlemans Walk in 1836.

For sale By Auction Monday 22nd August 1836.
In occupation of Mr. John Websdale as undertenant to Messrs. Youngs & Burt.
A Freehold property and a large sum of money having recently been laid out  out in repair of the property.
The House includes Bar, Kitchen, small Sitting-room, Store-room, Porter-room, large Warehouse for Goods, excellent Dining and Sitting-rooms on the first floor, five principal Sleeping-rooms, two Servants' Chambers and Attic, and very extensive Cellars.

For sale by Public Auction Monday 7th September 1840 with excellent stabling for upwards of 40 horses, Gig-houses, Hay Lofts, Warehouses and Yards belonging. In occupation of Mr. John Websdale, undertenant to Messrs. Youngs & Burt, who hold the lease for an unexpired term of 3 years at an annual rent of £100.

Damaged by fire 1939.

In 1972 Egon Ronay Pub Guide and again in 1977.

Offering a Business Man's Lunch from 50 pence and Sunday Lunches from 70 pence - In February 1973.

Extensively `renovated' 1980.
Wooden panelling was removed from the walls and dumped.
Reopened June 1980 after much expenditure with sawdust on the floor and glasses on open timber shelves above bar. Condemned by the health and fire authorities as a hazard. Closed and even more money poured in. Reopened with carpets and new bar fittings.
Before the refurbishment it was said to be the public house in Norfolk with the highest takings.


Scottish & Newcastle announced 10.10.1996 that the house was to be renamed the RAT & PARROT.

That enterprise lasted until May 2002 when the name HENRYS appeared on the outer gates.

Refurbished Early October 2011 to reopen as the LAMB INN 20th October 2011 with official opening by Lord Mayor 26th October.


  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
Late 18th C Yes 6 7 No
Interior has had ground floor walls demolished to make one long bar room.
One end partitioned to provide small restaurant area.
Low ceilinged and dark.
Inn sign of historic note on display, possibly early 19th C. Depicts a lamb carved in high relief and mounted on a painted wooden board with butchers cuts marked out on the body.
Exterior has cast iron mask over bay windows and fluted Art Deco Egyptian style demi-columns by main door, stair access to first floor.