Coach and Horses pub in Norwich to host mini music and comedy festival for EACH charity

The landlord and bar manager of one of Norwich’s oldest pubs are to celebrate their first year in ch

The landlord and bar manager of one of Norwichs oldest pubs are to celebrate their first year in charge with a mini music and comedy festival. Photo: EACH - Credit: Archant

The landlord and bar manager of one of Norwich's oldest pubs are to celebrate their first year in charge with a mini music and comedy festival.

The event will be held at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street on Saturday, August 19, and is in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

It starts at 1pm in the courtyard garden with music from bands including Front Porch, Skalypso Tone, Backwards City, Eagles tribute act Tommy Winn.

Guests can also enjoy a laugh with Comedy Crypt and former Coach and Horses employee Jenny Beake.

A barbecue will offer burgers, hot dogs, jacket potatoes, fries and more, while bar manager Amy King will ensure everyone is kept well hydrated. There will be a raffle, too.

Visitors to the 17th century pub will be asked for a compulsory donation to EACH at the door. Children aged under 16 can enjoy the entertainment until 7pm.

Landlord Anthony Munro said: 'We're really excited to bring this event to Norwich in celebration of our first anniversary and hope it can become a yearly thing.

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'We got to know about EACH through [law firm] Rogers and Norton, a big supporter of the charity, and are now passionate about the work they do for families in Norfolk and across East Anglia.'

Cheri Playne, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, said: 'We're so pleased Anthony and Amy are thinking about us as they celebrate their first year at the Coach and Horses. I'm sure the event will be great fun and encourage everyone to pop along.'

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supports their families, providing a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time.

The pub is one of the oldest in the city, with a stone in the wall marked with the year 1710. However, parts of the building are believed to date back as far as 1200.

A parish marker on the outside states the pub is between the parishes of St Peter Mancroft and St Giles was the site of the Ascension tradition of 'beating the bounds', where choirboys were 'bumped and dusked' at their parish boundaries to remind them where they were.

For more information go to www.each.org.uk and for more details about the Coach and Horses visit www.thecoachandhorsesbethelstreet.co.uk.

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