Lynn’s Woolpack pub on the corner of Tennyson Avenue has been given a fresh lease of life after six months of closure thanks to new management.
Landlords husband-and-wife team Gordon and Danute Haughey welcomed their first customers to the pub, which has undergone extensive refurbishment, on Wednesday.
It’s a complete change of career for Gordon, who was a bakery manager in a Lynn town centre shop for more than 15 years.
“One of our plans is to include an extensive menu and in particular we want to be able to serve students are certain times of the day as the college is close by,” said Gordon. “We’ll be offering a range of food including soup, sausage rolls and burgers. But we also hope to attract people from the surrounding area, such as clubs and societies who may wish to meet there.
“We have good facilities for disabled people and I would be able to set aside an area for them if they wished to come along. We want the pub to be a real hub of the community.”
The pub is holding its official opening day on Saturday, December 21, when there will be an evening disco. It is planned to hold regular live music nights on Saturdays.
In addition to a pool table and darts board. a new 50” TV screen has also been installed.