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18 St. GEORGES STREET St ANDREW FULL LICENCE CLOSED AUGUST 2004
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867-1965)
STEWARD & Co as given 1845
STEWARD & PATTESON to 1967
WATNEY MANN   
COURAGE from 24.01.1972
INNTREPRENEUR   
Licensees :
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ELIZABETH SYMONDS 1810
WILLIAM SIMONDS
See opposite.
1822
JAMES BERRY
age 50 in 1841
1836 - 1841
THOMAS THOMPSON 1842 - 1845
JOSEPH FLETCHER
age 40 in 1851
1850 - 1865
JOB KIBBLEWHITE by 1867
CHARLES HUGGINS 06.04.1869
EPHRAIM LARGE 26.07.1870
JOHN WILLIAM WALL 14.08.1872
RICHARD DRAKE 30.09.1873
HADDON HARPER 25.02.1875
SAMUEL GRINT 14.09.1876
SAMUEL GRINT junior 25.03.1878
WILLIAM SNELLING 21.01.1879
FREDERICK GIDNEY 30.12.1879
RICHARD WOODSTACK 20.01.1880
ALFRED FRANCIS SPANTON 14.08.1890
EMANUEL GEORGE COLMAN 03.05.1892
MARY ANN COLMAN 08.05.1900
GEORGE ALBAN BEALEY 04.02.1902
FRANCES BEALEY 30.08.1921
Convicted 29.02.1924 of selling out of hours.
Fine £1 or 13 days
ROBERT MULLEN 07.10.1924
Convicted 06.01.1925 of refusing to admit the police.
Fine £1 or 13 days
JAMES FRANCIS DANIELS 12.05.1925
Convicted 26.05.1927 of permitting drunkenness.
Fine £3 or 21 days
CHARLES THOMAS HEPWORTH 14.06.1927
THOMAS ARTHUR CLIFTON 15.06.1937
LOUIS REGINALD CANHAM 02.01.1940
SAMUEL FLAWN 13.02.1940
JAMES CHARLES FISK 09.11.1943
JACK ERNEST MARCH 05.04.1949
RUSSELL BERTIE THOMPSON 07.11.1953
ERNEST JAMES BUTLER 23.08.1955
JAMES VICTOR BEALES
(Jimmy & Beattie Beales)
13.03.1956
WALLACE DICKENSON MARTIN 11.10.1966
JOHN AMHURST HAWKES 21.11.1972
JOHN HAWKES & ALAN REGINALD FEAIN 08.01.1974
ALAN REGINALD FEAIN 11.03.1975
ROBERT ARTHUR BACON 06.01.1976
ROBERT IAN LAMBERT 22.03.1977
JOHN PECK 18.11.1980
KENNETH DAVID WILKES &
KEITH HOWARD
04.05.1982
KAREN MORRISON 15.05.1984
SUSAN ROSEMARY DICKERSON 10.09.1985
SHAUN PATRICK SULLIVAN 04.04.1989
DEBORAH SCHRAM & JOHN GOWER 08.01.1991
JENNIFER MARY DRAKE & JOHN GOWER 04.06.1991
JENNIFER MARY DRAKE & JAMES WINCOTT 02.02.1993
CHRISTOPHER ROUT & 
JAMES NICHOLAS WINCOTT
27.04.1993
ANTHONY JOHN DANIELS WATTS 22.03.1994
SHELIA MARY FLETCHER &
COLIN KENNETH EDWARDS
14.02.1995
STEPHEN JAMES HALL &
MAUREEN ANN SMITH
08.08.1995
SHELIA MARY FLETCHER &
COLIN KENNETH EDWARDS
09.01.1996
AIDEN JUNE BURKE 13.01.1998
DARREN ROGER PACEY &
TARA JANE PACEY
14.11.2000
JANE VINCENT 01.11.2001
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Also listed as the RED LION STORES.

Mrs. Symonds, for many years landlady of the Red Lion, St. Georges, Bridge Street, died in St. Edmunds's during the week commencing Sunday 16th September 1832.


Location given at various times as St. Andrews Bridge Street.
As `Opposite the Hall ' in 1845.

Licensee cautioned at the Annual Licensing Meeting Tuesday 4th September 1860 for having been summoned during the previous year.
The Mayor warned the tenant to be very careful how the house was conducted, else the magistrates would act rigorously.

Played an important role in the 1950's and 1960's music scene.
This is said to be the first Norwich house to feature a skiffle group.
(The first group being the `Alley Cats' as remembered by Nigel Bill)

Was two small bars separated by an entrance hall at the corner entrance. Opened up into one large bar during the Courage period of the mid 1970's. An inglenook fireplace was uncovered at this time.

 

Closed August 2004.

Plans announced to convert into a bar / restaurant.

Reopened July 2008 as the DOGHOUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House no. 279 on 1845 Magistrates list.

  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 or earlier No 5 7 Yes
19th C pub front and door, also corner entrance.
1 room sympathetically modernised.
Inglenook fireplace.