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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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May 2017

Chris James Showcase

May 24
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Chris James Showcase of Acoustic Music, Poetry and Comedy

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Open Mic

May 25
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Route 66

May 26
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Blind Tiger

May 27
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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TBC

May 28
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mick N Roy

May 29
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Norfolk Blues Society

May 31
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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June 2017

Open Mic with Peter T

June 1
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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A Night of Rock

June 2
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Evil Queen Presents...

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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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Leopard Trio

June 4
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Twisted Tail Comedy Night

June 7 @ 8:30 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Rox Off

June 9
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Damage

June 10
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Live Music

June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Glamtastics

June 16
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Stone Pony

June 17
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Acoustic Country Folk with Mick n Roy

June 18 @ 5:00 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Malcolm Bruce

June 21
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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NBS presents...

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Magic Robot

June 23
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Jeffrey Brothers

June 24
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Jeffrey Brothers (From Canada)

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3D Rock N Roll

June 25
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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NBS Jam with Guest Host Simon Whitney

June 28
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Black Dogs

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

Egypt

August 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Roosters

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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October 2017

Egypt

October 7 @ 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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