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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/

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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.

April 2019

Open Mic

April 18
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Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Cream Horns

April 19
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Redemption

April 20
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Charity Day with The Leopard Trio

April 21
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Acoustic Country Folk with Mick n Roy

April 22
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Norfolk Blues Society

April 24
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tbc

April 26
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Johns Blues Crew

April 27
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Drive Inns

April 28
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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May 2019

Open Mic with Peter T

May 2 @ 8:30 pm
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Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Small Talk

May 3
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Headway

May 4
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Hal Wrayzer Combo

May 5
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Tree House Comedy

May 8
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mister Pink

May 10
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Hot Smoke and Danger

May 11
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Big Black Cadillac

May 12
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Alternative Lobster

May 17
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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The Keno Kings

May 18
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Porkys Hot Rockin’

May 19
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Power House

May 24
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mojo Preachers

May 25
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Pyevarotti

May 26
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Mick n Roy

May 27
Walnut Tree Shades (Norwich), The Old Post Office Court
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Acoustic Country Folk

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Norfolk Blues Society

May 29
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Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NG United Kingdom
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Glamtastics

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

Egypt

June 15 @ 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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UK blues rock three piece band formed in 1987, all former members of legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs. Currently gigging in UK & Europe. www.egypt-blues.co.uk www.facebook.com/egyptblues www.twitter.com/egyptblues Midnight Sun & Blues Kerosene albums re-released by Stable Records via Amuse Records, available now to download from multiple outlets (Spotify, Deezer, Napster etc.)

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September 2019

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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UK blues rock three piece band formed in 1987, all former members of legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs. Currently gigging in UK & Europe. www.egypt-blues.co.uk www.facebook.com/egyptblues www.twitter.com/egyptblues Midnight Sun & Blues Kerosene albums re-released by Stable Records via Amuse Records, available now to download from multiple outlets (Spotify, Deezer, Napster etc.)

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