Hellesdon pub temporarily closed

The Falcon pub has temporarily closed: Submitted picture

The Falcon pub has temporarily closed: Submitted picture


The Falcon in Cromer Road is to let through city-based Humberstone’s agents and a spokesman for owner, Enterprise Inns said: “The Falcon is only closed temporarily while we recruit a new publican to take the business forward and return the Falcon to its former glory as a family dining pub.”

The pub opened in 1926 as the Falcon Hotel and was a Beefeater pub/restaurant throughout the 1970s.

It received a major refurbishment in June 2011, but the last leaseholders were unable to make it a success.

A spokesman for Humberstones said: “Many years ago the business operated as a Beefeater. Subsequently our clients, Enterprise Inns acquired the site and leased it out successfully for many years.

“We and our clients believe there is a huge opportunity for a substantial food-based operation with little competition depending on the style chosen.”

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