Norwich Gardeners Arms gets new moniker for World Cup and royal wedding

By Stuart Stone contact

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'The Harry': The Gardeners Arms in Norwich, known locally as the Murderers, changed its name in order to make the most of both the Royal Wedding and this summer's World Cup
'The Harry': The Gardeners Arms in Norwich, known locally as the Murderers, changed its name in order to make the most of both the Royal Wedding and this summer's World Cup
The Gardeners Arms in Norwich, known locally as the Murderers, has temporarily changed its name to ‘The Harry’ to celebrate the royal wedding and 2018 Russia World Cup this summer.

As reported by The Morning Advertiser​, parliament announced that pubs will be able to extend their opening hours throughout the weekend of the royal wedding following the approval​ of the Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2018 on 1 May.

The Gardeners Arms, which will be changing its name to ‘The Harry’ over the course of the summer, will be showing the ceremony between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday (19 May), as well as extensive coverage of Harry Kane and co in action in Russia this summer.

The venue has introduced new signs and decoration to celebrate both.

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Spurs striker Kane, widely tipped to captain England at the World Cup this summer, has scored 12 times in 23 appearances for England.

The Tottenham and England front man, who was pipped to this season’s golden boot by Liverpool’s Mo Salah despite notching his best strike rate for a single Premier League season with 30 goals, spent a brief period on loan at the Gardeners Arms’ local side Norwich City.

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Discussing the new name and sign, the Gardeners Arms’ Philip Cutter said: “It has proved a real talking point at the pub.

“Having such a unique name for our pub has always brought a massive interest in our pub sign, but to have the temporary change of name to 'The Harry' with such striking images has made the sign particularly photogenic.

“We have a life size cut-out of him, which we will be using to promote 'selfies' to share on social media, with the best winning a bar tab for the World Cup final.

“We also commissioned a local artist to paint our front windows - depicting World Cup joy or pain.”

While many pubs and brewers have launched drinks​ to mark the occasion, information on what will be served on the day is being kept under wraps​.

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