The Wetherspoon pubs in Norwich are known for affordable pints, classic pub grub, and a long walk to the toilet - but do you know the history behind these buildings?

1) The Bell Hotel

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The Bell Hotel in Orford Hill is one of the oldest buildings in the UK to house a Wetherspoon pub and dates back to the 15th century.

It is said to have been founded in 1485 as one of the city's leading coaching inns, where horse-drawn carriages could be changed.

It has been known as the Bell Hotel or the Blue Bell since at least 1696.

The pub also has some more recent history as during the Second World War the top floor was turned into a dormitory for the American Women’s Army Air Corps.

It reopened in 1993 becoming the first JD Wetherspoon in Norwich.

2) The Glasshouse

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The pub in Wensum Street was previously a collection of small shops and its namesake The Glass House restaurant.

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The name pays homage to a glass company that was on the site for several decades before becoming a Wetherspoon pub at the turn of the century.

3) The Whiffler

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The Whiffler in Boundary Road on the outskirts of Norwich is named after a historical ceremonial character.

A whiffler was someone whose job was to beat a path through the crowd for the Lord Mayor and his entourage - an almost medieval bouncer.

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The building was once a Second World War factory making planes and played a crucial part in the war effort.

The Whiffler was the second Wetherspoon to open in Norwich, shortly after the Bell Hotel in the 1990s, as the pub chain started its first big expansion out of London.

4) The Queen of Iceni

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The city's most modern Wetherspoon is named after a major historical figure.

When Roman emperor Claudius invaded Britain in the first century the ancient tribes, known as the Iceni, did not surrender easily.

Led by Boudica, the tribes rebelled against Roman rule and it is even rumoured that Iceni's chief camp sat on the site where Norwich Castle is now.

The pub is still often known as Lloyd's and opened at a similar time to The Glasshouse during the turn of the century.