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Adam and Eve, Norwich

Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve, Norwich.jpg
The pub in 2011
General information
Location17 Bishopgate
Town or cityNorwich
Coordinates52°38′02″N 1°18′11″E / 52.63384°N 1.30305°E / 52.63384; 1.30305

Adam and Eve is a pub in the city of Norwich, England. It is located in Bishopgate, close to Norwich Cathedral, the Great Hospital and Norwich Crown Court. It is widely claimed to be the oldest pub in the city,[1] with the earliest known reference made in 1249.[2]


The earliest reference to a tavern on its site was in 1241 or 1249 as a brewhouse used by workmen building the nearby cathedral.[1] The brewhouse was owned by Benedictine monks at the nearby Great Hospital.[2]


The pub seen today is a 17th-century building constructed from brick and flint with later additions such as Dutch gables. A Saxon well is located beneath the lower bar floor.[2]


  1. ^ a b Adrian Tierney-Jones (12 March 2012). "Pint to pint: Adam and Eve, Norwich". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "1. Adam and Eve". Eastern Daily Press. 14 April 2010. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.