The reopening date for a landmark seaside hotel has been revealed as concept pictures show off its new look.

The Golden Lion Hotel in Hunstanton has undergone extensive refurbishment inside and out with the addition of a new glass and timber conservatory which overlooks The Green.

It was closed shortly before Christmas after changing hands to a local family business that owns the Lodge Hotel at Old Hunstanton and Briarfields Hotel at Titchwell. 

Eastern Daily Press: The Golden Lion Hotel is undergoing an extensive refurbishmentThe Golden Lion Hotel is undergoing an extensive refurbishment (Image: Matthew Usher)

They have announced the hotel will reopen on March 22. 

A spokesman said: "Originally called The New Inn, The Golden Lion has welcomed visitors for almost 180 years and we are delighted to play our part in the next chapter of this historic building."

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Strata Architects, the firm which has helmed the renovation, has shared a concept image of how the building will look once completed. 

Eastern Daily Press: The new conservatory will overlook the underutilised gardenThe new conservatory will overlook the underutilised garden (Image: Strata Architects)

An earlier planning statement said the new conservatory would "make better use of the remaining west-facing garden" and provide a space that can be used year-round. 

The 29-bed hotel was built in 1846 by Henry Le Strange who wanted to capitalise on the growing popularity of sea bathing.

It began life as the New Inn, then the Royal Hotel and ultimately as the Golden Lion.