Artichoke, Norwich

Freehold for Sale

Price: Offers in the Region of £355,000 Ex VAT (exc VAT)

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A unique, stone-built pub occupying a prominent position on a corner plot within walking distance of Norwich city centre.

Key Points

  • 3,100 sq ft Gross External Area - (288 sq m)
  • Freehold for sale with the benefit of vacant possession
  • Prominent location within walking distance of the City Centre
  • Characterful flint-clad building
  • Large, open-plan trade area with open fireplace
  • Substantial private accommodation
  • EPC Rating: E(106)


Located to the North of the main city centre, The Artichoke is located on the corner of Magdalen Road and Bull Close Road. The site is approximately 1.7 miles from Norwich railway station and a third of a mile from the Anglia Square Shopping Centre. The property is served by a good range of local amenities nearby.


With several entrances including a sizeable recessed porch on Magdalen Road, the open-plan bar area is generous in size and served by a central, wooden-panelled servery. There is a separate games room with pool table and access to male and female WCs. 

The bar area features herringbone parquet flooring, an open fireplace and serves circa 50 covers with the opportunity to increase this with further covers in the games room. Access to the basement cellar is gained from the side of the bar.  To the rear there are multiple storage rooms along with trade kitchen and living room.

The first floor benefits from self-contained access and includes private accommodation consisting of four double bedrooms, kitchen, family bathroom and WC.  A substantial loft storage room is accessed from the master bedroom.

Outside, there is a tarmac car park for approximately 8-10 vehicles as well as a single garage.  There is small area to the front of the premises which has been utilised for a further 8-16 covers.


The area of the site is 770m² or 0.19 acres. The ground floor footprint of the public house extends to 288m² (3,100ft²) and the outbuildings extend to 40m² (430ft²).

The area outlined in blue on the title plan is held under a separate title and therefore not included in the sale.

*All measurements are taken from digital mapping and are approximate. 


We are advised that the Artichoke is Locally Listed but is not situated within a Conservation Area.

The subject premises have the benefit of use class A4 (drinking establishments) as per the Town and Country Planning (Use Orders) Orders 1987. 

The local authority is Norwich City Council.

Trading figures & Turnover

Our client is not in occupation and therefore does not have access to detailed trading information.

Fixtures and Fittings

All Fixtures & Fittings remaining in the Property on completion owned by the Vendor will be included in the sale. The sale excludes any third party owned items such as beer raising equipment. 

Rates & Charges

Business Rates
£0.00 (based on a Rateable Value of £2,850)
The business benefits from 100% small business rate relief
Council Tax
£1226 per annum (Band B)

1 Magdalen Road