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White Lion
73 OAK STREET St MARTIN AT OAK FULL LICENCE -
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
St. MARTINS BREWERY A leasehold property - offered for sale 1794. The White Lion - c1970
WHITE LION BREWERY c1830 - 1842
BURCHAM as given 1845
BULLARDS by 1867
WATNEY MANN  
NORWICH BREWERY  
FREEHOUSE  
TAP & SPILE 05.1990
ENTERPRISE INNS by 2000
MILTON BREWERY of Cambridge from September 2008
Licensees :
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JOHN GAPP
clothier
1760 - 1764
WILLIAM WOODS 1783 - 1798
AESOP HILL 1806 - 1807
THOMAS MARTIN 1810 - 1811
BENJAMIN GRIFFIN 1822
JAMES BUTCHER
& brewer
1836 - 1842
WILLIAM BARBER 1845
CARDINAL WOLSEY 1850
JOHN MACE 1851
WILLIAM HOWMAN
also as Housman and Hawman
1854 - 1861
S. CALEY 1865
GEORGE KEY 24.06.1865
Accused 10.07.1866 of being open out of hours.
JOHN STATES 01.05.1871
SARAH STATES 22.11.1887
WILLIAM PYE COULSON 28.06.1892
WALTER ROBERT PRATT 18.12.1900
JOHN CASTLETON 12.11.1901
WILLIAM HILL 19.01.1904
GEORGE WALTER PRATT 11.10.1904
GEORGE FREDERICK DANCOCK 1907
JAMES ROBERT COWLES 19.11.1935
JOHN THOMAS SWIFT 28.04.1964
ALEXANDER RATCLIFFE 07.01.1975
HY KURZNER & COLIN PHILIPS 10.06.1980
HY KURZNER 28.04.1981
COLIN R. KEATLEY 15.06.1982
JAMES & JUNE KIDNEY 11.1989
JAMES KIDNEY & MARTIN CARFOOT 1994
JAMES ROYLE 06.1995
JENNIFER WATT & ALAN ALDRED 02.1999
BELLA PICKSTONE 10.1999
COLIN THOMPSON 12.1999
ANDREW HUMPHREYS 01.2000
NICHOLAS RAY 03.2000
B. DANIELS & T. CASSON 09.2000
RODERICK MULCAHY by 2005
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BEN ACKERS &
BECKY LAKEMAN-TURNER
September 2011
   


 
Building dates back to 1558.

The White Lion Brewery is recorded from 1830 to early 1840s, run by James Butcher.


Known by the 1930s as DANCOCKS, after the then long serving landlord.


Damaged by enemy action 27/29.04.1942.
(The adjoining property was destroyed and rebuilt as a single storey building. This was used as a hairdressers salon. Later this building was incorporated into the WHITE LION).

Renamed the TAP & SPILE May 1990.

Returned as the OLD WHITE LION 16.07.1997

Closed and boarded up April 2005

REOPENED 29th September 2008
under the ownership of the Cambridge Milton Brewery.

The WHITE LION again.

  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
1600's No 5 4 No
Two rooms - Bar and lounge.
Modern fittings throughout.
Original brick fireplace on first floor.