Saturday 3rd March
During King’s Lynn Cocktail Week…
“Places, People & Lynn’s Drink Trade Past & Present”
A guided walk through the town with Dr Paul Richards
A rare chance to sample a cocktail in the amazing Bank House Cellars and discover the people and places associated with Lynn’s drink trade for over 300 years
Paul Richards writes:
Taverns, and micro and macro breweries once abounded in Lynn, with 182 pubs in the town in 1890!
In the 18th century, the merchants of King’s Lynn were major importers of wine from Southern Europe, with more ships coming into Lynn than any other east coast provincial port. From Lynn the wine was shipped down the river Great Ouse to customers in ten English counties, including to the Bishops of Ely and Bury, and the Cambridge colleges.
The town’s richest merchants were vintners, building their breweries, maltings and wine cellars by the waterside, and it is here, in the Historic Town, that their mansions can still be seen. Part of Bagge’s famous brewery (1692 – 1929) survives in King Street. We will stop at Bank House on our tour, visiting the impressive cellars and sampling the beverages once held here!
The walk is free but booking is essential
Walk starts 3pm The Duke’s Head, Tuesday Market Place
Ends around 4.30pm at Hanse House, South Quay
To book, please go to King’s Lynn Cocktail Week, click on “events” and register