Hunstanton’s Wash and Tope is set to reopen its doors for business next week after a £400,000 refurbishment project.
The pub and hotel on Le Strange Terrace closed at the end of September for the work to be carried out. It is a joint venture between landlords Enterprise Inns and The Lifeboat Pub Company, which also operates the Two Lifeboats in Sheringham.
The pub’s new look will be revealed when it opens on Friday, December 11. It also means that six new permanent jobs have been created and more recruitment will take place for holiday periods.
Chairman of the Lifeboat Pub Company Tim Joudrey said the complete interior makeover has taken place after the building was stripped back to a shell and rebuilt.
“The interior is based on a nautical theme and has contemporary lighting and furnishings. Every table will have USB charging points and there is top-of-the range coffee-making equipment.
“The bar has been moved to a different place and the development is open plan.
“There will also be a separate room in the bar which can be used for watching sport on a big screen or as a meeting room.
“Everything inside is completely brand new and it’s going to be an important family venue for Hunstanton, offering quality dining and huge range of branded drinks.”
He said that recruitment was taking place for a range of skills including chefs, assistants, bar staff , front-of-house and washer-ups.
“The food on offer will be good pub food with many home-made chefs’ surprises, catering for families and special occasions alike.
“The pub has a long history in the town and it has been restored to its former glory,” said Mr Joudrey.
“Our aim has been to update the venue to provide exceptional facilities for the local community as well as a destination venue for people in surrounding areas.”
There are nine hotel rooms, which are available for customers now, but next year there are plans to completely refurbish these, too, in a boutique style.