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King’s Lynn town centre pub reopens this week

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A Lynn town centre pub which dates back to medieval times reopens on Friday with a new name and a new look.

Chris Burton (1931765)
Chris Burton (1931765)

Bishops of Chapel Street, formerly known as the Lattice House, will be throwing open the doors for business following an extensive £150,000 refurbishment of the premises.

The pub, which was built about 1480 and is a Grade II listed building, closedearlier this year so work could go ahead.

The site has undergone a massive £150,000 joint investment by the new landlords and pub company Hawthorn Leisure. The pub is being opened by award-winning chef and multi-site pub operator, Geoff Jones, along with his wife Joan McGowan.

The major investment has included the creation of a function room for private parties of up to 40 guests, a new bar, new furnishings and an interior shake-up to ensure the site has the same quality look and feel throughout. There will also be a grand piano upstairs for live music nights and, as a tribute to the pub’s heritage, there are framed architects inside the pub with one dating back to Lynn friary, Austin Friars in 1539.

Bishops of Chapel Street will be serving contemporary food, alongside much-loved pub classics, and the menu will have daily specials as well as permanent dishes. Alongside the decadent food offering, customers can also enjoy a variety of cocktails as well as craft ale, which will be on rotation.

The 15th century building has been operating as a pub since 1714. The pub has been renamed as Bishops of Chapel Street in homage to its location in Lynn, previously Bishops Lynn, as well as the street it is on, Chapel Street.

Geoff Jones said: “We can’t wait to open the doors of Bishops of Chapel Street. Our 15 new staff members have been through comprehensive training to ensure they deliver excellent customer service, and everyone who visits as strangers leaves as friends. We’re really proud of the site, a lot of work has gone into it and we can’t wait to share this with the people of Lynn.”

Andrew Parker, operations director at Hawthorn Leisure, said: “As soon as we spoke with Geoff we knew he was the right person to take on the site. He has a strong background in the hospitality industry, with two hugely successful sites across the UK and Ireland. Bishops of Chapel Street brings something new and exciting to the people of Lynn and is a great addition to the town.”

To find out more about Bishops of Chapel Street, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/BishopsOfChapelSt/

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