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Nags Head
27/29 KING STREET St PETER PER MOUNTERGATE BEERHOUSE
later FULL LICENCE
See TUSKS
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
BULLARDS As given 1871
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS    
BULLARDS 1958
WATNEY MANN   
COURAGE Transferred to Courage 09.02.1972
Licensees :
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ROBERT COOPER
Imperial Arms
( Went to ORCHARD. Back at the house by 1877)
1855 - 1857
-  
Ex IMPERIAL ARMS became the NAG'S HEAD 1866.
ROBERT BAXTER
age 41 in 1871
24.06.1867
ROBERT COOPER from 1877
CHARLES GARROD
age 32 in 1881
17.12.1878
WILLIAM CHARLES BLACKBURN 30.09.1882
FREDERICK LYALL
age 42 in 1891
died Q3 1897
25.03.1885
HANNAH ELIZABETH LYALL
age 50 in 1901
09.10.1897
HENRY HENDRA 26.11.1912
WILLIAM WOODCOCK 14.07.1914
ARTHUR WILFRED BURRELL 05.04.1933
THOMAS REYNOLDS 16.10.1934
MAUD ELLEN REYNOLDS 13.07.1943
CECIL RALPH SMEE 05.04.1949
EDWARD KENDLE THACKERY 21.07.1964
FREDERICK COMPTON PODMORE 09.02.1965
RONALD FULCHER 20.04.1971
JOHN BERNARD FRANKLYN 22.07.1971
SUSAN ANN McNULTY 26.11.1985
SUSAN PAMELA LAWN 09.09.1986
KEVIN TAYLOR
manager
1989
MICHAEL JOHN ROBERT LORENZ &
VALERIE RUST
27.04.1993
MICHAEL JOHN ROBERT LORENZ &
CLARE ANITA McCARTHEY
15.11.1994
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM DINSMORE &
MAUREEN ANN SMITH
31.10.1995
MAUREEN ANN SMITH &
ALFRED JAMES FLACK
16.07.1996

The Nags Head - 1990
1990

Originally sited at 33 Crown Road with address also as Castle Meadow.


Robert Baxter applied for a (full) licence Tuesday 26th August 1867 - Refused.

On Tuesday 25th August 1868 it was heard that there had been no complaint against Mr. Baxter. The magistrates refused a full licence.
Location then given as almost adjoining the COCK.

Recorded 24th August 1869 as previously the IMPERIAL ARMS, full licence again refused.
Mr. Baxter had been at the house since 1866 and described the property as with two sitting rooms, each able to hold 50 to 60 persons, beside a large bar, and there was also a 3-stall stable, and requisite accommodation for customers on the premises. He was often asked on Saturdays for spirits from farmers and dealers.

Mr. Baxter applied again Tuesday 23rd August 1870.
It was said that he had kept the place as a beerhouse for four years without any complaint. A memorial had been signed by farmers and dealers who used the house on Saturdays, urging the request. The bench refused the application.

Part of Lot No. 26 (of 27) in a sale of properties held Tuesday 14th November 1871, following the bankruptcy of Messrs. Harvey & Hudson. Then in occupation of Mr. Baxter, undertenant of Messrs. Bullard and Sons, as yearly tenants - £30 per annum rent.

Licence from the TWO BREWERS, Maddermarket removed to this house following Magistrates meeting of 10th August 1873.
However a full licence granting the sale of wine and spirits, as well as beer, was not granted until Wednesday 21st August 1877.
At the 1877 Licensing Meeting it was said that Robert Cooper  was a sober and industrious man who had been in the trade for 30 years. In 1855 he had run this very house <When it was the IMPERIAL ARMS>, which he had carried on, with a full licence, for 3½ years. It was also said that the Nags Head was under the same roof as the COCK.

 Address as 33 Castle Meadow 1888 & 1896.

Held an early morning licence (as renewal granted August 1897) for the benefit of the employees at the nearby Post Office.

On 15th November 1898, Mrs. Lyall was granted licence removal from the Cattle Market site to a property, newly purchased by Messrs. Youngs & Crawshay, which comprised the houses Nos. 27 and 29 on the corner of Greyfriars' Street and Upper King Street.
Mrs. Lyall said her house was used by dealers, drovers, &c. and was opened at 4:00 a.m. for their convenience.
The old King's Head had been purchased and was to be pulled down for an extension to the Post Office.
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On 13th December 1898, Mrs. Lyall applied for and early opening licence for her new house. For some 14 years past she had a licence to open at 4:00 a.m. for the convenience of the Post Office and Compositors.
The Bench refused the application.



Renamed TUSKS June 1997.

Renamed BARRIO by November 2000

KINGS by March 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
17th C Yes 8 5 Yes
Originally two bar rooms, altered mid/late 20th C into one.
Late 19th C fireplaces with original tilework, possibly reproduction, using some original features of tilework.
Low beamed ceiling with painted embossed paper.