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HIGH STREET - CLOSED
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At the Annual Licensing Sessions held Monday 23rd August 1880, Mr. Bristow applied for a Billiard licence on behalf of the Coffee Tavern - Granted.

The Norfolk Chronicle of 1st September 1888 reported that the licence renewal of the High Street COFFEE TAVERN was opposed due to noise nuisance. `............a number of youths were permitted and encouraged to assemble there of an evening and allowed to have a sort of Christy Minstrel entertainment or ``free and easy ''. The singing of these boys and the noise caused by the stamping of feet was a nuisance to the neighbours. Mr Wright (Clothier) residing at the corner of New Conduit Street, said that the nuisance lasted up till eleven o'clock on Saturday nights and frightened his children almost out of their lives.' The manager ( of the Coffee Tavern ) undertook to abate the nuisance and the objection was withdrawn.


The mention of New Conduit Street seems to place this house some distance away from the house previously known as the FREEMASONS TAVERN or COFFEE POT, on corner of Surrey Street and High Street  (Approx 265 yards / 240 m)?

.....but another COFFEE TAVERN has not been located in the High Street and none in the Licence Registers of this date.

At the February 1912 Licensing Sessions it was confirmed that the COFFEE TAVERN held a music licence.