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107 WATLING ROAD
FRERE ROAD
- FULL LICENCE  DEMOLISHED MARCH 2011
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/4 (1953 to 1965)
STEWARD & PATTESON First licensed 1961
WATNEY MANN   
NORWICH BREWERY   
SPIRIT GROUP RETAIL Ltd as given 2005 (from Enterprise Inns)
SPRING INNS (From Enterprise Inns)
ENTERPRISE INNS from c2000
Licensees :
OLIVER GARWOOD 21.11.1961
first licence
ALFRED JAMES CHARLES MARKS 03.09.1963
LESLIE CHARLES JEEVES 09.06.1964
EDWARD THACKERY 07.06.1966
LESLIE ALFRED 19.07.1966
LEONARD JACK DAWES 17.07.1968
JOHN DEREK ROTHWELL 07.10.1969
EDWARD THACKERY
brewery representative
09.03.1971
NEVILLE STANTON
manager
by 07.1971
JAMES PETER TYLES 21.11.1972
PERCY EDGAR RUSH
brewery representative
22.04.1975
DENNIS PETTS 07.09.1976
JOHN LEMMON 12.06.1979
COLIN CHARLES ELLIOTT 24.04.1971
COLIN JOHN ABRAHAM 30.11.1982
JOHN CHRISTOPHER FITZPATRICK 18.10.1983
NOEL ANTHONY HEALEY &
SANDRA VINCENT
16.10.1984
MICHAEL WALTER BRIAN &
DAVID MANTON
27.11.1984
MICHAEL MADDEN &
DAVID MANTON
11.02.1986
MICHAEL JOHN ALLEN &
DAVID MANTON
09.09.1986
MICHAEL JOHN ALLEN &
JAN McDONALD
14.02.1989
JOHN LEONARD CARMICHAEL 08.08.1989
JOHN LEONARD CARMICHAEL &
NEIL CARMICHAEL (brothers)
13.02.1990
LISA MARIA CARMICHAEL 11.02.1993
to at least 1997
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KARL MOLLOY 2003 - 2005
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JAMES ROBERTS January 2009
LINDSAY MAHAR
(ex HORSE & DRAY)
by 01.2010 - 06.2010
MICHAEL DUFFIELD 07.2010


Licences of the PRINCE REGENT and the HORSESHOES exchanged for this new licence. Licence of the ROYAL OAK also surrendered in favour of this new licence.

Talent contest held here 16th December 1970 by Anglia Taverns was won by the group
Regency (Michael Woodcock, lead guitar, Tony Powles, rhythm guitar, Paul Moss, bass guitar and Clive Athowe, drums). All entrants to the finals received a prize of a £5 hamper of Watney beer products.
In December 1971 the winners were `harmony duo' Janice Sadler & Shirley Betts
who claimed the £25 first prize.

Closed briefly from 16th December 2005 on public health grounds. Re-opened 6 days later.

Badly damaged by fire 8:30am Saturday 17th May 2008

Image by Nick Williams
After the fire.
Image thanks to Nick Williams.

Reopened January 2009 following refurbishment.
Threatened with closure as reported April 2010.
Reprieved from closure and demolition as reported June 2010.
Plans to build housing on the site resubmitted July 2010.
Norwich City Council planning committee meeting Thursday 26th August 2010 approved plans to demolish the public house and for building of housing.

House said to have been selling 400 barrels of beer a year in 1990's but by 2010 the sales had dropped to 100.
Enterprise Inns stated that the Inn was let at £1 per week to a management company and (their) efforts to keep it on as a public house had failed.

Closed 31st December 2010

Demolished by 30th March 2011

  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
1950's No 5 3 No
Large `disco' room at rear, possibly a subsequent addition.
Cosy lounge bar with `oak effect' panelling, copper topped tables and open stone fireplace.
Separate public bar with feature brick wall.
Large, fairll nondescript suburban pub.