Have you seen how the Ffolkes Arms at Hillington, near King’s lynn looks after £2m makeover?

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor - Credit: Chris Taylor

A 300-year-old coaching inn between King's Lynn and Fakenham has been given a lavish makeover.

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor - Credit: Chris Taylor

Iain and Clair Wilson bought the Ffolkes Arms, at Hillington, near King's Lynn, just under a year ago.

They have spent the last six months refurbishing the pub, beside the A148.

Six bedrooms are finished and another 18 are due to open this summer.

'We are delighted to invest in what we feel will be a landmark destination for people living in West Norfolk and those travelling on the busy A149,' said Mr Wilson. 'For years we have admired the building and its location, so it's great to carry out our vision.'

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor - Credit: Chris Taylor


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Décor is Georgian, with opulent chandeliers, velvet furniture, leather armchairs and period features which hark back to the inn's coaching history, including a set of coachman's livery and top hats.

Built more than 300 years ago, the Ffolkes was once a part of the Hillington Hall Estate.

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Bought by the Ffolkes family in the 18th century when Martin Ffolkes was attorney general to Queen Catherine, the Grade II-listed inn has also been used as a court room by magistrates and once housed prisoners before sentence.

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor - Credit: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor - Credit: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor - Credit: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor

The Ffolkes Arms in Hillington near King's Lynn. Photo: Chris Taylor - Credit: Chris Taylor

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