Angel Gardens

The Angel Gardens in Norwich

The Angel Gardens in Norwich - Credit: Archant © 2012

This pub had its first listing in 1830 and has been variously called the Angel Pleasure Gardens, the New Angel and The Entertainer. The original pub sign hangs in the bar.

The pub has been run by Ian Warren for 26 years. When he took over the pub there was more competition, because there were more pubs in the immediate area, but somehow they all seemed to make a living, he said.

Some of the big game-changers over the years, he said, included the smoking ban which hit Norwich pubs especially hard, and the price supermarkets are allowed to charge for alcohol is another bugbear.

Mr Warren arrived at the pub as a tenant in 1988, and then took over the freehold a few years later.

He's looking forward to the third City of Ale event in Norwich.

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96 Angel Road,


NR3 3HT,

Telephone: 01603 427490,


Opening times

Monday 11.00 – 24.00

Tuesday 11.00 – 24.00

Wednesday 11.00 – 24.00

Thursday 11.00 – 24.00

Friday 11.00 – 24.00

Saturday 11.00 – 01.00

Sunday 12.00 – 23.30

(No entry after 23.00)

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