Briton's Arms, 9 Elm Street

Briton's Arms, 9 Elm Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HN

The Britons Arms was saved from the disastrous fire of 1507 which destroyed most of the surrounding medieval buildings, making this a rare survival. It lies on the north side of the churchyard of St Peter Hungate, with its west elevation and gabled north elevation tight against the cobbled Elm Hill roadway as it runs steeply downhill. The rectangular building of three storeys plus attics is (above the first floor) timber framed under a thatched roof and variously jettied on three sides except the east elevation is solid masonry. The building is divided approximately into two halves by a masonry cross-wall incorporating a central chimney stack. This originally housed flues for fireplaces on the ground, first, second and attic floors, but it is supposed that some of these have been lost over time.

Opening Arrangements

The Café is open with access to the ground floor and garden terrace every day. Monday - Thursday 9am - 5.30pm Friday - Saturday 9am - 9pm Sunday 9am - 3.30pm Guided tours to access the attic space to view the roof timbers and artifacts found during restoration of the building in 2012 will be available to book during the Norfolk Heritage Open Days Festival in September 2024.

Parking Spaces


Public car-parks nearby.