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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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March 2017

Norfolk Blues Society

March 29
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Monthly Jam Session with Guest Host and the Shunters Band

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Open Mic

March 30
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Mr Pink

March 31
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Playing mostly Hendrix

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April 2017

Four Play

April 1
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Acoustic Country Folk

April 2
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with Roy Hart and Mick Hursey.

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The Twisted Tail Comedy Night

April 5 @ 8:30 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Open Mic

April 6
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Forge

April 7
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Live Music

April 8
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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3D Rock n Roll

April 9
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The Hiding

April 14
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mojo Preachers

April 15
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Rockabilly Jam with Hal Wrayzer Combo

April 16
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Johns Blues Crew

April 19
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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NBS presents... Johns Blues Crew

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Cover Story

April 21
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Worlds Apart

April 22
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Bonneville 58

April 23
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Norfolk Blues Society

April 26
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The Punctures

April 28
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Four Kicks

April 29
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The Fat & the Furious

April 30
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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June 2017

Egypt

June 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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August 2017

Egypt

August 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
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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