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OLD POST OFFICE COURT St. PETER MANCROFT    
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
FREE TRADE to at least 1867
BULLARDS  
HENRY GIBBS of Gt. Yarmouth by 1873
BULLARDS 28.12.1883
WATNEY MANN  
NORWICH BREWERY  
SPRING INNS  
INNTREPRENEUR  
Licensees :
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WILLIAM HAYLETT ROE
age 35 in 1841
1841 - 1842
SARAH ANN ROE
age 53 in 1851
1845 - 1854
ROE & Sons 1856
GEORGE DADY
Died by suspected suicide Friday 3rd June 1859 - age 27
1859
 Mrs DADY
See below
1859
Mr. S. WOOLSEY
previously at the WHITE HART
by 10.1859
WILLIAM EDWARD FILBY
Bankrupt 1863.
12.1860 - 1863
JAMES DAVID WALE
Bankrupt 25th January 1866
1864
C E MARRETT / MERRETT
Bankrupt January 1867
1866 - 1867
EDMUND COX
(Edward Cox ?)
25.03.1867
MARY ANN COX 06.08.1878
EDWIN HARTWELL CORBYN 28.12.1883
FREDERICK WILLIAM DAY 08.05.1894
CATHERINE LOUISA DAY 10.10.1895
REUBEN CHARLES REDGRAVE 24.03.1896
HARRY CHARLES SCOTTER 29.12.1896
HORACE THOMAS EVERETT 10.08.1897
WILLIAM WOODCOCK 08.08.1899
GEORGE DANN 15.01.1907
HARRY BRETT 06.02.1907
WALTER HENRY STANLEY 1909
ERNEST BULLARD 12.01.1915
THOMAS WILLIAM SPARKES 06.04.1915
SARAH ELIZABETH SPARKES 22.08.1916
JAMES CALVER 21.06.1921
JAMES WILLIAM CALVER 20.06.1922
SIDNEY SKEDGE 29.07.1930
ARTHUR HERBERT LISTER 05.03.1935
ROSA EVELYN LISTER 01.09.1936
HENRY EUGENE JOHNS 14.06.1938
VICTOR CLIFFORD COGMAN 05.10.1954
CYRIL EDWARD SAVAGE 06.04.1956
.......... WELTON - manager?
(As Bullards delivery list)
c1962
CYRIL EDWARD SAVAGE
age 65 in 1970
Wife IVY SAVAGE (64)
to 1970
LEONARD WALES 21.07.1970
RICHARD GUNDRY 06.09.1977
ALAN ARMITAGE  &  NIGEL MARTIN 10.01.1978
ANTHONY STUBBS 05.01.1982
DAVID BRIAN THOMAS TURNBULL 10.03.1983
CHRISTOPHER GUDGIN & HARVEY PLATT 19.06.1984
CHRISTOPHER GUDGIN 12.12.1989
to Feb 2010
DAWN BAILLIE &
CLAIRE WILSON (manager)
October 2010
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 Mrs Dady died age 32, Monday 3rd December 1860 as a result of injuries received on the previous Saturday evening in an explosion of gunpowder at the premises of Mr. Marrison, gun-maker in Little Orford Street . Mrs Dady was the sister of Mr. Frankland, photographer, whose premises adjoined the gun-makers.
At that time, a dealer in gunpowder could store up to 2 cwt at any time without a licence.


For Sale by Auction Tuesday 26th July 1859 `for many years in the occupation of the late Mr. George Dady'.

Advertised to let 1st September 1860 with immediate possession.
Described as `that well known WINE & SPIRIT VAULTS, with excellent arched Cellars and Vaults, large Warehouses, stables, &c...... commanding a capital Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Business, also a good Counter Trade.

For Sale by Auction Monday 24th September 1860.
The Unexpired Lease, for many years in the occupation of the late Mr. Dady together with the Unexpired Lease of the three Tenements adjoining, both terms expiring at the same time. The whole to be offered as one concern. Entirely free of brewery tie and Immediate Possession may be had.

M. Filby advised 22nd December 1860 that he had taken the old Establishment. His cabs were stationed at the Market and Bracondale and could be ordered at the Shades. The Stable and Gig-house in the yard were available to let.

September 1861 - Mr. W. E. Filby offered Visitors to Norwich the Best and most Reasonable Accommodation. Also a Chop, Bread and Potatoes, and a Glass of Ale or Stout for 1s. Alternatively a Steak could be served instead of a Chop for the price of 1s 3d.
He offered Superior Scotch, Burton and Dublin Stout on draft.

A fire broke out at about 11 o'clock on the morning of Saturday 21st February 1863. The heat from a fire-place in the bar parlour had ignited some woodwork and flames were bursting into a passage behind. The Chief Constable and several members of the city fire brigade applied a few buckets of cold water which sufficed to extinguish the fire, with but little damage to the house.


On Friday 16th October 1863, Mr. Filby was described as `lodging at 2, Synagogue Street, out of business and unemployed, before then of the Walnut Tree Shades.'
His bankruptcy had been filed 29th September and he had surrendered that day to prevent arrest. His unsecured debts were £525 6s 1½d with creditors holding £350. Mr. Filby said that £1000 was due to him upon the death of his mother, according to her marriage settlement, and he was sure that his debts were covered.


All the costly Fixtures, superior four motion beer-engine, spirit fountain and fittings, panelled counter fitted with pewter top, drain and water pipe, &c., zinc and lettered blinds, shop partitions, wood benching, cooking and other stoves, gas fittings, costly door and bracket lamps, plated and pewter pint mugs, small portion of household furniture, implements in trade, show boards, &c. to be Sold By Auction Friday 25th September 1863.


Mr. Wale advised August 1864 that he was late cook at the ROYAL HOTEL and and previously 17 years with Thomas Quartermain of Greenwich.
The house being open for Luncheons, Dinners and Suppers at moderate prices.
Dinner off the Joint on Saturdays, including Vegetables, 1s. Soups 6d extra.
An Ordinary on Sundays at One o'clock.
The Luncheon Counter open every day at Eleven o'clock.
Private Parties attended to prepare either Dinners or Balls.
Contracts given for Ball Suppers, Wedding Breakfasts, Dinners, &c. Cooks and Waiters sent to all parts of the County.

In August 1865 his credentials were late Head Cook at the ROYAL HOTEL and Messman to the Officers of the Norfolk Military Artillery.

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James David Wale, Licensed Victualler, Dealer in Foreign Wines and Spirits and Professional Cook, was adjudged Bankrupt on 25th January 1866.

September 1866 - Mr. Marrett offered a Chop, Steak or Plate of Meat and Vegetables and a glass of Allsopp's superior Ale for 1s.

All the Household Furniture, Fixtures, Implements in Trade, Superior Billiard Bagatelle Table, with Balls, Cues &c., &c., for sale by Auction 14th January 1867 under a Deed of Assignment for the Equal Benefit of Creditors of Mr. Merrett.

Free Tavern and Liquor Shop to let with Immediate possession 19th January 1867

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Housed a folk club in the 1960's

Used by Norwich Brewery as an outlet for trial brews.
Starlight was here first!

Closed in late 1970's (c1975 to 1978)
and again until Summer 1983 when reopened as a Freehouse.

Features an American style restaurant on first floor.


  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
1850 No 7 7 Yes
Interior walls demolished in late 20th C to provide open plan bar system.
Good modern wrought iron window grilles
Painted lettering on wire mesh in windows
Pre First World War bar back with gold on glass lettering.
Mixture of Art Deco / Cocktail Style and 19th C tavern.
Exposed wooden floor boards.
Wood panelled bar counter with valance over.
Corner bar area mainly for vertical drinking.
Some wooden settles with cushions against windows.
Original 1930's jukebox.