The Lamb Inn in Norwich to close temporarily this month for refurbishment

The Lamb Inn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Lamb Inn. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A popular Norwich pub is to temporarily close this month for refurbishment.

The Lamb Inn at Orford Place is due to shut its doors for a period of time on September 25.

During the closure the building, which dates back to the 12th century, will undergo a major refit with a new bar upstairs, new toilets and changes to the courtyard.

The work is set to take four weeks with the pub due to reopen on October 20.

Originally an inn known as The Holy Lamb as early as the 12th century, and built using bricks from a local church, trading was first recorded at the building from 1574.


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There are many local ghost stories surrounding it, where in 1787, the 'Story Telling Landlord', John Aggis, was brutally murdered by his brother-in-law in the cellar.

It has also seen its share of natural disasters with a flood in 1917 and a devastating fire in 1939.

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The inn has undergone several changes over recent decades having been known as the Rat and Parrot in 1996 and Henry's Café Bar in 2002. It was renamed The Lamb Inn in 2011.

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