Interior of Louis Marchesi Traditional British Pub in Norwich Food picture from Louis Marchesi Traditional British Pub in Norwich Interior of Louis Marchesi Traditional British Pub in Norwich Food picture from Louis Marchesi Traditional British Pub in Norwich

Around the table at the Louis Marchesi

In the oldest quarter of Norwich, where Tombland meets Wensum Street, the Louis Marchesi has returned to its original home.

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The new owners of this grade II listed building revived the name in June 2017 and while younger generations may remember the building as Take 5, those with longer memories will recall not only the pub but the man behind the name. Louis Marchesi founded the Round Table Great Britain and Ireland in 1927 and held its meetings in this very building, which was renamed in his honour in 1976; today, the Round Table numbers some 30,000 members worldwide.

The building has a history going back hundreds of years, It has one of the city’s oldest crypts still in use, which can be adapted to suit so many kinds of event: parties, wine, rum and gin tastings, acoustic nights, business meetings, choirs, actors , poetry evenings- the list is endless.

Given its age and the stories that have inevitably collected within its walls, Lisa and the team have been careful to preserve the character of the Louis Marchesi.

We’ve designed it in the style of an old-fashioned British pub and added a few modern twists. There’s no TV in the bar , just a warm, friendly atmosphere in which people can meet up and talk over drinks or a meal.

Behind the bar is a selection of local real ales various flavours of Lilleys Cider which are rotated weekly , the bar has a range of gins, including three local names (Norfolk Gin , St Giles, and Articifers) and a choice of wines, cocktails, vodkas , rums and whisky – all served up by a friendly, knowledgeable team. In the kitchens, lunch and dinner is prepared the menu options include clam chowder, venison sausages, and roasted monkfish.

Convivial, sociable, welcoming, with function rooms for events from intimate to grand, the new Louis Marchesi occupies more than a historic location; it also honours the spirit of today’s Round Table that, in its own words, offers, “lifelong friendships, unforgettable experiences and the chance to make a difference to those around you.

Functions & private events

We have a large function room upstairs called The Lounge, which was once the meeting room for the Round Table.

It’s an amazing venue for events on a bigger scale, such as wedding receptions, celebrations, casino nights, networking groups, and larger business gatherings. We can cater for sit down meals for up to 45 / 50 people. This room has an outside terrace attached to it, which is for private use when there is a function and is used as an outdoor area when the pub is open.

We have a crypt under the building that is one of the oldest and few working crypts in Norwich. There is a fully functioning bar, seating area, DJ stand and dance area. We host a lot of parties down there, as well as things like acoustic nights, casino nights and poetry nights.

Entertainment

Wednesday Nights: Open Mic night

Thursday: Fine City Blues Night

Friday Night: Swing Night

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night: Live band

The first Monday of the month: Acoustic Night

Second Monday of each month: Cafe Writers - with various guest authors

Food at Louis Marchesi

We serve food Monday 5 til 9 , Tuesday to Saturday 12 til 3 and 5 til 9 

 

Main Courses
Drinks List
Starters Menu