The eagerly anticipated opening of Greene King’s brand new pub, The Gatehouse, which features a Hungry Horse restaurant, took place yesterday at South Lynn .
And the Hungry Horse mascot, Super Horse, himself put in a personal appearance to welcome the first visitors to the pub at Kellard Place, on the junction of Hardwick Road and Nar Ouse Way.
The pub is very much a family affair run by general managers Kevin Holmes and Jay Jones, their daughter Donna Crich, who is deputy manager, and their granddaughter, Amber Crich, who is restaurant manager. It has also created around 75 new jobs, a mixture of full- and part-time roles, and most have been recruited through the local JobCentre Plus scheme.
Jay said:“Its position is ideal and when the Travelodge opens next door in the spring, we think that will make a big difference, too.”
Plans for the pub include sports fixtures shown on big screen TV when special offers will be available and also every day of the week there will be special food offers for families. Children are catered for with a play area and a full children’s menu plus regular quiz nights and karaoke are planned.