NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES norfolkpubs.co.uk
NORFOLK NORWICH GT. YARMOUTH KINGS LYNN NAME SEARCH PUBLICATIONS LINKS MYSTERY HOME
JOHN W STOKES NORWICH J index
173 BARRACK STREET
    POCKTHORPE
St. JAMES FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1989
NORWICH BREWERY  
BROADLAND TAVERNS Radio Broadland separate company - Leased from Norwich Brewery from November 1987
Licensees :
ALAN & CHRISSY COCKRILL
Licence holders
by 08.11.1979
JOHN & JILL SPARKS
managers for above
08.11.1979
   


November 1986
1986

The HORSE BARRACKS to 1979.

`Inside of pub gutted and rebuilt with a Victorian flavour' to re-open as the JOHN W. STOKES Thursday 8th November 1979.


Refurbished 1987 at a cost of £100,000 and leased by Broadland Taverns from Norwich Brewery.  The business was split into two parts with the bar upstairs and a restaurant and `nitespot ', complete with `impressive sound system' downstairs.

JOHN W. STOKES to closure October 1989.

The bar top, a long piece of mahogany (?) was sold to the REINDEER for £25.

Used in its final days as a stationers office.
Demolished 2001 and plans to build housing on site announced early 2002. (Such plans opposed by English Heritage and the Broads Authority).
Plans approved by City Planners February 2002.


  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
20th C No 3 4 Yes
Original house pulled down for road widening.
New house opened 1841.
Only chimneys of rebuilt house remain - rest of building modernised in `traditional style'.
Repro traditional pub.
Ghost of old soldier said to sit in window looking out at barracks.
Now much larger than original pub, surrounded by car park and with restaurant at back.