Pub regular since 1949 pulls first pint after refurbishment

The King’s Head Hotel, which was officially reopened by its longest standing regular following a hal

The King’s Head Hotel, which was officially reopened by its longest standing regular following a half a million pound refurbishment. Albert Hawes, 89, has been visiting the pub since the 1940s s (images attached). Suggested caption: From Left to Right: General manager Graham Mitchell and longstanding local Albert Hawes, 89, pull the first pint at the newly refurbished King’s Head Hotel in Hoveton - Credit: Archant

A Hoveton pub has been officially reopened by its most longstanding regular following a £570,000 investment that has created 10 new jobs locally.

Albert Hawes, 89, has been visiting the King's Head Hotel since 1949 and was on hand to pull the first pint following a major makeover.

The pub, which is now part of the Spirit Pub Company, underwent a complete makeover, with some new signature pieces of furniture and contemporary fixtures.

Mr Hawes said: 'I've never seen it looking so good. It has been a big part of the Hoveton community for a number of years, so it's fantastic to see it in such fine fettle.'

General manager Graham Mitchell said he was very impressed with the improvements that had been made. The pub's eight-room hotel will reopen in the next few weeks.


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