Gordon

Norfolk - Thorpe St. Andrew

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

88 Gordon Avenue
Thorpe St. Andrew
NR7 0DR

Tel: 07738 220417

Email: foremansgnbitltd@outlook.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thegordonnorwich

Real Ale: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A 1934 mock Tudor pub built by Bullards in 1934 and incorporating some reclaimed doors and windows from the old City Hall. The three original rooms are still there but gaps were cut into the dividing walls in the 1970s and, on the far left, a former private room has come into pub use. The left hand bar could well have been extended into the former off-sales - it has a bare brick dado, curved brick counter and impressive fireplace. A colourful decorative plaster frieze runs round the room. The main bar has a similar brick counter and plaster frieze plus some fielded panelling within the servery but the bar back is mostly modern. A widish gap leads to the right hand room with another curved counter and brick dado and, once again, a floral-design frieze round the walls.

Built by Bullards in 1934 and little altered but it is for sale by Punch Taverns as 'alternative uses' / 3 building plots so visit it soon. Some reclaimed doors and windows from the old City Hall were incorporated into the building. Built of brick with mock Tudor first floor it has decorative wooden brackets holding up the protruding first floor windows. Originally built with outside toilets, extensions added later to bring then inside and the front porch is also a later addition. Some of the leaded windows have random colour glass panes. It still retains three distinctive rooms but gaps were cut into the dividing walls in the 1970s and a former living room on the far left has been brought into use as a public room accessed via doorway sized gaps either side of the fireplace.

The left hand bar looks like it could have been the off-sales and a bar as there is what looks like a former door with the figure '3' on the inside on the right as well as an active door to the left with the figure '4' on the inside. This small room has a bare brick dado, original curved brick counter front with a wooden top, and a large 1930s brick fireplace, All around the room is a colourful decorative plaster frieze of a floral design.

The main bar in the centre also has an original brick counter front with wooden top, note the 1930s fielded panelling on the door for staff here. The room also has a colourful decorative plaster frieze of a floral design all around the walls. There is no figure on the inside door but note the decorative door hinges. The bar back is mainly modern but the odd shelf may be old and there is some 1930s fielded panelling within the servery. A widish doorway gap leads to the room on the right with another original curved brick counter front with a wooden top, a bare brick dado, the figure '2' on the inside of the door and a colourful decorative plaster frieze of a floral design all around the walls. The door to the cellar has a figure '5' on it. The doors to the gents and ladies' are original.

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