King’s Lynn’s Lattice House to have new owners from May

Lattice House, King's Lynn ANL-160331-110648001
Lattice House, King's Lynn ANL-160331-110648001

Jobs will be retained and pints will still be pulled after it was announced this week that new owners have been found for an historic Lynn town centre pub.

After months of uncertainty, regulars at the Lattice House in Chapel Street will still enjoy a drink.

The venue, a Grade II listed building, was put up for sale by the JD Wetherspoon chain last November and has been purchased by Hawthorn Leisure.

It was one of 34 Wetherspoon pubs across the country to be put on the market.

At the time, the pub chain said they would be sold together. But a spokeswoman for Hawthorn Leisure said yesterday that the Lattice House was a ‘sole purchase’.

Wetherspoon’s, who first bought the popular venue back in November 1988, last day of trading will be on May 7.

Staff at the Lattice House were informed of Hawthorn Leisure’s purchase on Tuesday.

Hawthorn Leisure chief executive, Gerry Carroll said: “We are delighted to welcome management and staff into the Hawthorn team as they transfer across with the pub.

“It will be business as usual from completion and our relentless focus on people, quality and delivering great value will ensure that we continue to offer a fantastic proposition for our customers.”

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.