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Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich)

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The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
01603 622 910 www.thewalnuttreeshades.com/

The Walnut Tree Shades has been around since the sixteenth century, and licensed as a pub in 1841 by one William Haylett Roe. Since then The Walnut has gone on to be the home of 35 other landlords.

Way back, or not such a way for some of us, in 1982 The Walnut Tree made a cameo appearance along side Toyah Wilcox in Tales of the Unexpected episode “Blue Marigold”.

The Walnut Tree was used by Norwich Brewery as an outlet for their trial brews and it’s reported that this was the first ever pub to serve ‘Starlight’. It was also the first pub to have Budweiser on
draught in the city centre.

The Walnut Tree’ cellar was believed to be part of Norwich’ famous ‘Underground Tunnel Network’ although it is now, sadly, blocked off.

Henry Williamson, famous for books such as ‘Tarka the Otter’ and ‘Salar the Salmon’ references the pub in his book ‘Lucifer Before Sunrise’, where he writes, “Afterwards he treated himself to a pint of beer made from East Anglian coastal barley in a pub called The Shades, down a dark narrow street leading off the market”.

John Riddington Young speculates that although this (The Walnut Tree) would be a name frequently adopted by cabinet makers, there is no evidence that this was ever the case here.

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August 2017

The Keno Kings

August 19
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Rockabilly Jam with The Seniors

August 20
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Chris James’ Showcase Night

August 23
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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A night of Acoustic Music, Poetry and Comedy

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Open Mic

August 24
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Roosters

August 25
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Roosters perform their "Hot Rock with Attiitude"

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To The Last

August 26
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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TBC

August 27
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Live Music

August 28
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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NBS + John & Jacob Watchman

August 30
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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NBS with Guest Hosts John and Jacob Watchman

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September 2017

The Hiding

September 1
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Geneva

September 2
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Das Fenster and the Alibis

September 3
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Twisted Tail Comedy Night

September 6 @ 8:30 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Open Mic

September 7
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Power House

September 8
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Rob Holmes Band

September 9
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Acoustic Country Folk

September 10
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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with Roy and Mick

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Beautiful Dangerous

September 15
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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After Hours

September 16
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Rockabilly Jam with Bonneville 58

September 17 @ 5:00 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Super Action Heroes

September 22
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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BSE:Basketcase

September 23
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Hedge Monkeys Skiffle Troupe

September 24
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Norfolk Blues Society Monthly Jam

September 27
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Norfolk Blues Society Monthly Jam with guest host Dave Thomas

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Route 66

September 29
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Hot Smoke and Danger

September 30
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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October 2017

Egypt

October 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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