Former Wenns pub in King’s Lynn reopens as upmarket pub and deli Goldings
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A 19th century pub in a medieval quarter which has laid empty for more than two years has been given a new lease of life.
The former Wenns pub in Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn has undergone a total makeover and has reopened its doors as Goldings.
Now under the management of Lucy and Richard Golding, who run the Market Bistro next door, the upmarket deli, pub and hotel is now pulling pints again.
Mrs Golding said: 'We were really busy in the run up to Christmas and everybody has been really positive.
'They can't quite believe the change, saying we brought back what the old Wenns used to be in the 70s when it was the place to be in King's Lynn.'
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The Grade II listed building dates as far back as 1872. The 52 windows, doorway and panelling still retain some of the pub's original Victorian design.
But the entire pub and has been revamped, with modern seating and vintage decor as well as a 'snug' area with leather Chesterfield sofas.
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The pub will include al-fresco dining in the warmer months for punters to enjoy a drink while taking in the stunning views of the King's Lynn Minster.
The moon clock located on the Minister's second tower is the inspiration behind the Goldings' logo, designed by local company Studio20a.
Serving up bar snacks from midday until 6pm, the pub is offering modern twists to traditional favourites with locally-sourced ingredients.
Menus for the deli are being finalised but is currently open for shoppers looking for somewhere new to eat in or a quick bite on the go.
Both the pub and deli are dog-friendly and treats are available for furry customers.
The eight self-contained apartments in the upper floors will be opened in the spring and will run as a B&B.
It is one of many pubs to recently open in the town centre - on the other end of the High Street is the Nip and Growler which opened in September, and the Eagle, formerly Bar Red, reopened in August.
So far the pub has brought in 14 new jobs in the area, which is set to rise to 25.
Goldings is open everyday from 10am until 11pm, with plans for opening hours to begin at 8am for breakfast later this year.