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What’s happening at The Birdcage bar in Norwich?

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A mainstay of the Norwich hotel scene, The Birdcage, would typically have its doors open with revelers at this time of year.

But since the old management left the historic site during the lockdown, the Norwich Lanes building has remained empty.

But owners Greene King have confirmed that research is ongoing and plans to reopen as soon as possible.


The bird cage Credit: Denise Bradley
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Greene King said: “The Birdcage is a great place in Norwich and we hope to reopen it as soon as possible.

“Restrictions have been particularly difficult for late night venues over the past year, but we hope to find someone to reopen the Birdcage as we know how much it is appreciated by customers.


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“We have had a number of people who have expressed interest and conversations are underway to reopen it. “

They added that it was not uncommon to switch the pub between managed and rented, although there are currently no plans to reopen the venue under the Greene King brand.

Any movement for the reopening of the site would be welcomed by the Norwich Lanes association, with a spokesperson declaring: “It is a terrible shame to see this beautiful building barricaded but in the current climate, that is understandable too. obviously hopefully new tenants will be found as soon as possible, but being realistic this may take some time.


Night performers Birdcage Open Mic take on the extra challenge of the X-Factor. Steve Adams

Night performers Birdcage Open Mic take on the extra challenge of the X-Factor. Steve Adams
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“The Birdcage has played a huge role in this community and will go down in Lanes history, especially for live music, DJ nights and life drawing lessons, but also for having the best pub chat around.”

The birdcage, on Pottergate, closed in October after the end of its lease.

A post on the venue’s Instagram page read, “We’ve been through the most epic time in the last 15 years, but our lease is now over and we’d rather leave the party at this point with all of these great memories rather than finally be deported. orders.”

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