Historic King’s Lynn pub set to open doors under new owners

The Lattice House - Chapel Street ENGANL00120110930120339
The Lattice House - Chapel Street ENGANL00120110930120339

An historic and popular Lynn town centre pub will re-open its doors under new ownership next Thursday.

The Lattice House, which is based down Chapel Street, will close for four days from Sunday while new owners Hawthorn Leisure move in.

Customers feared that the pub would be demolished when it was put up for sale by the JD Wetherspoon chain, who owned the pub for 17 years, last November.

More than 650 regulars signed a petition to save the Grade II listed building before it was announced that it had been purchased by Hawthorn Leisure earlier this year.

At the time of sale, the JD Wetherspoon pub chain said they would be sold together, but a spokeswoman for the new owners said that the Lattice House was a ‘sole purchase’.

The pub’s new owners have moved quickly in an effort to attract new customers by announcing that Sunday lunch will be back on the menu from Sunday, May 15.

The new owners have also promised a brand new food menu throughout the week with deals at everyday prices.

Gerry Carroll, chief executive for Hawthorn Leisure, said: “We are delighted to have purchased the Lattice House and welcome staff into the Hawthorn team.

“We have carefully selected our food and drinks menus to ensure we are delivering great offers to valued customers.

“The opening and re-introduction of the Sunday lunch is only the start of a host of activities, events and deals that we have planned for the coming months, all set to deliver a great proposition for locals.”

According to its website, Hawthorn Leisure is a new company which was formed in 2013 to acquire, invest in and support pubs across the UK.

It owns a diverse range of more than 350 pubs across the country.

Last month, a lorry scraped the side of the Lattice House, leaving some of its wheels suspended in the air.

The delivery vehicle was pulling out of Market Lane and turning left into Chapel Street when the incident happened.