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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.

July 2019

Open Mic

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Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mister Pink

July 26
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Hot Cold Ground

July 27
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Pyevarotti

July 28
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Norfolk Blues Society

July 31
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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August 2019

Power House

August 2
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Four Play

August 3
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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3D Rock n Roll

August 4
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Walnut Big Quiz

August 7
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One event on 21st August 2019 at 12:00 am

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

August 9
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Against the Grain

August 10
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Das Fenster & the Alibis

August 11
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Comedy Special

August 14
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Glamtastics

August 16
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Dr Misfit & His Gastric Band

August 17
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Reunion Gig

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Hal Wrayzer Combo

August 18
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Johnny Jump Band

August 23
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Zipped Up

August 24
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Pyevarotti

August 25
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mick n Roy

August 26 @ 3:00 pm
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Acoustic Country Folk with Mick n Roy (3pm)

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Norfolk Blues Society

August 28
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Small Talk

August 30
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Egypt

August 31
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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September 2019

Porky’s Hot Rockin’

September 1
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Spiked

September 6
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Egypt

September 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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