Pubs & Clubs

Mulbarton's Meeting Places

Not many people realise that until the late 1960s Mulbarton had two pubs - the World's End (an inn, still standing and still trading) and the Tradesman's Arms (a beer-house, later a public house, demolished c.1972). 

These were meeting-places, not just for drinkers but also for a number of clubs and teams ranging from bowls and darts to The Oddfellows and a boxing club. Around 1907, the Wingfield Hall was built next to the Chapel as a Reading Room and became the Parish Hall - it was home to a Social Club and used for parties and pantomimes. The Wingfield Hall fell into decay and disuse by 1972. In the same year, a committee was formed to raise money for new premises and when the school moved, the old building was bought by the community as a Village Hall after many fundraising activities. The Village Hall was home to many organsations, including Brownies and Guides, the WI, a baby clinic and playgroup. Other organisations met in the new school - Cubs & Scouts, St John's Ambulance and various evening classes.

In 1989 a new chapter began - a new purpose-built Village Hall and Social Club was opened and behind it a new HQ building for Mulbarton Scouts & Guides. Already Mulbarton United Football Club had started work on a new pitch, and soon a multi-purpose hard court and a play area were added. Now there was a home for every village organisation. More information on these buildings and organisations on other pages - click on the name for a link....

 The World's End

Still serving drinks and meals and offering accommodation, a garden and play area.

The Tradesman's Arms

Also in Norwich Road, once opposite the bottom corner of The Common and by the turning to East Carleton.

Mulbarton Village Hall

Formerly the School, now a dental surgery. To buy the building, the village raised over £7000 in 5 years through  events organised by an enthusiastic committee.

The New Village Hall

Here it is just before it was officially opened in 1988. It has since been extended twice to cater for a growing village.

Mulbarton Social Club

First delivery, 1988. The Club continues to thrive and has been extended. 

Scout & Guide HQ

Final efforts to complete the building in 1988. Soon it was housing a large number of groups from Beavers & Rainbows to Venture Scouts.