15th century building to reopen as regulars’ pub
- Credit: Archant
A town centre pub is set to reopen under its original name.
Bishops of Chapel Street, in King's Lynn, closed down at the end of January, after less than a year's trading.
Formerly the Lattice House, a pub had been trading in the 15th Century building since the early 18th Century.
Now a new landlord has taken over the premises. And its new manager said the pub would be returning to its roots as a watering hole.
'It's going to be called the Lattice House,' said general manager Clive Crowe. 'It's going to go back to being a regulars' pub, where you can come and sit by a nice warm fire and have a burger and a pint and chill out.'
You may also want to watch:
Mr Crowe and assistant manager James Nott said they planned to re-open on Thursday, April 18.
They said there would be no age restrictions, while families would be welcome until 8pm and the re-opened Lattice would serve 'good old-fashioned pub food'.
- 1 Widow fighting for wedding refund
- 2 Hollywood actors use Norwich hair salon
- 3 Garden centre launches outdoor eating with wood-fired pizza and waffles
- 4 Police break up house party with 28 people crammed into flat
- 5 MPs join the call to suspend gallbladder surgeon
- 6 Norwich shop worker beaten with hammer in row over phone refund
- 7 Owner of new pet shop says he will put animal welfare before sales
- 8 Mother still 'grieving' for son who suffered life-changing brain injuries in crash
- 9 Popular railway will 'cease to exist' as soon as this year
- 10 Tributes to high street mechanic known as a 'local legend'
Staff are now being recruited, with signs on the doors promising 'the best wages in town'.
The pub, opposite West Norfolk council's offices, was reopened by chef Geoff Jones in May 2018. It had previously been a Wetherspoons from 1998 until the chain sold it to current owners Hawthorn Leisure in 2016.
Mr Jones renamed the pub Bishops and brought in a more upmarket menu.
After it closed, Hawthorn said it was disappointed the new venture had not attracted the support of the community.
The new business is owned by Lynn-based DJ and former manager of Chicagos Ashley Duncan.
Mr Crowe said the Lattice would be hosting discos on Fridays and Saturdays, and live music on Thursday nights.