In the 1880s there were over 450 pubs within Norwich’s city walls. Many would have been tiny alehouses occupying little more than the downstairs room of a house. Since this time a combination of legislation, war time raids and changes in culture have led to many closing.
Although many have gone, they have not been forgotten and still contribute to the City’s folklore. Today many still remember watching Black Anna perform at the Jolly Butchers or listening to the Continentals at the Orford Cellar.
In this section we recall a selection of the City’s favourites.