The Tavern Trail Tour.

A fascinating walking tour of Norwich to discover more about pubs and the past

The Tavern Trail Tour

Join us on a fascinating walking tour of Norwich to discover more about pubs and the past, led by a local storyteller, history enthusiast and performer.

This 1.3 mile tour takes you through the most scenic parts of Norwich. Starting on Bishop Bridge, Riverside Road, we’ll meander along the river and through our most picturesque streets – be sure to have your camera ready!

From brewing and body snatching to swan keeping and smuggling, hear a range of tantalising tales from Norwich’s rich past as we weave our way through time. 

Perfect for visitors or locals who want to see the city from a different perspective, this 2 hour tour is sure to whet your taste buds! 

Having fun is thirsty work so we’ll end at The Murderers Pub on Timber Hill for a tasty tipple and a Q&A session with your host. A half a Murderers Ale, local beer or cider or soft drink is included in your ticket price.

If you’re feeling peckish, your ticket will also get you 30% discount off food at The Murderers when you show your booking confirmation, valid only at the end of your tour. 

Fully wheelchair accessible. Over 18s only. 

The Tavern Trail ticket price:

Adult* – £15

Prices inclusive of VAT. *18+ only

FAQ’s

How do I buy tickets?

To book tickets for The Tavern Trail Tour, click the ‘Book Now‘ button above.

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How much are tickets?

The Tavern Trail Tour ticket prices:

Adult (over 18 only) – £15

Norwich’s Hidden Street Tour ticket prices:

Adult – £15
Child 4-12 – £8
Children under 4 – free

Lantern Light Underground Tour ticket prices:

Adult – £15
Child 8-12 – £8

Ticket prices are inclusive of VAT and may be subject to change.

When does The Tavern Trail Tour run?

The Tavern Trail Tour will run on selected dates all throughout the year. If you would like to be first in line for tickets when new dates are available, please sign up for our newsletter here.

Our Lantern Light Underground Tours are available for select dates in during Autumn and Winter.
There aren't tickets currently available for The Tavern Trail Tour at a time that suits me, when will you have more dates?

Our walking tours, including The Tavern Trail Tour, dates are scheduled for two months in advance.

To enquire about a specific date, please email us at team@theshoebox.org.uk or call us on 01603 850309. Please  sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on new experiences and tours and when these take place.

Where does The Tavern Trail Tour start?

The Tavern Trail Tour will start on Bishop Bridge, just off Riverside Road, which is next to The Red Lion Bishopgate pub (postcode NR1 4AA).

Details of where to go for your tour and other additional information can be found in your order confirmation email.

Do you sell gift vouchers for The Shoebox Experiences?

Gift Vouchers can be purchased here.

eGift Vouchers can be redeemed against all Shoebox Experiences.

How long are gift vouchers valid for?

Each eGift Voucher is valid for 1 year from the selected date of delivery. The experience you redeem your gift voucher against needs to take place by the expiry date.

Please allow time to comfortably book and attend your tour before the expiry date on the voucher. eGift Vouchers will only be extended in exceptional circumstances.

How do I redeem a gift voucher?
To redeem your eGift Voucher:
  • Book your tour but DO NOT attempt to use your eGift Voucher code as a voucher on the booking page.
  • Continue to the payment page, then click where it says ‘eGift Voucher’ and enter your eGift Voucher code from below.
  • If you have a remaining balance to pay you will be returned to the payment page to complete your booking.

 

Can I book a private experience for a group, workplace or event?

Of course! The Tavern Trail Tour is limited to 15 guests. Our Hidden Street Tours and Lantern Light Underground Tours are currently limited to a maximum of 12 guests.

If you would like to arrange a private tour please email team@theshoebox.org.uk or call 01603 850309. We also offer a wider Team Development Day package including our range of experiences. Get in touch to find out more!

How long does The Tavern Trail Tour last?

The tour will take approximately two hours which includes a Q&A session with your host over a drink. The route is 1.3 miles long. It’s not a sprint, we will go at a relaxed pace.

Where does The Tavern Trail Tour end?

The Murderers Pub, Timber Hill NR1 3LB

When is food served at The Murderers Pub?

The tour finished at The Murderers Pub on Timber Hill. Your ticket includes a half pint of local ale, cider or a soft drink at The Murderers at the end of your tour.

If you’re feeling peckish, your ticket will also get you 30% discount off food at The Murderers when you show your booking confirmation, valid only at the end of your tour. Please note their kitchen stays open depending on customer demand and may shut as early as 5pm, so when booking an evening tour we cannot guarantee food will be available to order.

Is The Tavern Trail Tour route accessible?

Our tour route is fully accessible, including access to the pub.

Please note there is no accessible toilet in the pub and the nearest toilet to our final destination can be found at Castle Mall Norwich; located near the Cattlemarket Street pedestrian entrance / Level J of Castle Mall (on the same floor as Ground level from Castle Meadow or Cattlemarket Street). There are places to rest along the route.

Is The Tavern Trail suitable for children?

The Tavern Trail Tour

The Tavern Trail Tour is not suitable for children. Strictly 18 years+ only due to the fact our tour ends up in a pub. Other experiences we are developing will be suitable for children.

Other Shoebox Experiences:

Hidden Street Tours

Our Hidden Street Tours take place in a historic setting with uneven floors and some sharp surfaces. For safety reasons, young children need to be carried or supervised as appropriate throughout the tour. Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for prams but these can be stored safely on-site before the tour and collected at the end.

Lantern Light Underground Tour

Our Lantern Light Underground Tour is only suitable for ages 8 and up. It includes considerable content about public executions that may not be appropriate.

Secrets of the Tunnels escape game

Our Secrets of the Tunnels escape game is suitable for children age 10 years+, when accompanied by adults. Find out more in our Secrets of the Tunnels FAQs.

Our current experiences are not specifically designed for children and do include some content about public executions that may not be appropriate for all children. We are looking at the possibility of developing a family-friendly experience in the future.

Is The Tavern Trail Tour suitable for dogs?

Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times. The Murderers Pub also welcomes well-behaved dogs kept on a leash.

Will The Tavern Trail Tour run in bad weather and what do I wear?

Our tour guides are waterproof, so unless it’s blowing an absolute hoolie (as we say here in Norfolk!) or in unsafe conditions to run a tour, we suggest you dress for the unpredictable weather – bring your umbrella and your sense of adventure with you. Sensible shoes at any time of the year are recommended.

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