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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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June 2018

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June 23
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Hal Wrayzer Combo

June 24
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Norfolk Blues Society

June 27
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Open Mic

June 28 @ 8:30 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Route 66

June 29
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mojo Preachers

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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Pyevarotti

July 1
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Barnes Big Quiz

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Glamtastics

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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Johnny Jump

July 7
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Those Deadbeat Cats

July 8
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Tree House Comedy

July 11 @ 8:00 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Open Mic

July 12
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Mind The Gap

July 13
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Elvis Day

July 14 @ 12:30 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Headway

July 14 @ 9:00 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Hal Wrayzer Combo

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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Open Mic

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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Counterfeit Brits

July 20
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Looking for Mango

July 21
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Hedge Monkeys Skiffle Troupe

July 22
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Norfolk Blues Society

July 25
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Blind Tiger

July 27
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Hot Cold Ground

July 28
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Das Fenster & The Alibis

July 29
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September 2018

Egypt

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