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1. : Lacon's OutWhitbread's Brewery arrived locally in strength,
as a result of taking over Lacon's Brewery in
Great Yarmouth in November 1965.
Norwich pubs in their portfolio have been dated
2. : Adnam's InWhitbread's finally sold their breweries and pubs/bars
in 2001, to concentrate elsewhere. Yet they were
losing interest long before that, and it could have been
as early as 1990 that Adnam's succeeded in acquiring
seven Norwich pubs.
But see para. 3 below for the odd situation at
The (single??) transfer date seems to have been -
that all 7 pubs were acquired en bloc.
3. : Clearing UpBy the advent of the New Millennium, the rest of the
Whitbread tied-estate had been dissipated as follows :-
accretions to Whitbread - mainly in the 16 or so years
since 1984; which are not at all surprising.
4. : New HorizonsAlthough it is of fairly peripheral interest to present-day
Norwich pub-goers, the Whitbread Group are proud of
being the "leading hospitality company" in the country.
They claim to have ditched all their pubs and bars,
David Lloyd Leisure, the latter operating health
and fitness clubs.