Having closed its doors for the first time in over 50 years, the Angel Hotel, owned by Gough Hotels, in Bury St Edmunds, will reopen on 18 April 2019 following a “significant” £750,000 refurbishment.
The new look Angel Hotel is embracing its Georgian roots throughout the ground floor, including the reception, bar, brasserie, restaurant and lounge. The uplift includes design features such as a larger lounge area, a bigger bar and an original exposed brick wall in the restaurant.
Guests and diners will also be able to enjoy British cuisine prepared by the hotel’s new head chef, who is creating a menu focused on “seasonality and provenance”.
Robert Gough, owner of Gough Hotels, said: “The Angel Hotel has been an iconic landmark in Bury St Edmunds for over 100 years. All town centres have had their Coaching Inns, too many have closed down or faded away over time. Over 50 years we have taken a specific aim of reinvesting in the hotel, for example, increasing our rooms from 35 to 78 over the past 15 years.
“This refurbishment is part of our strategic aims bringing the ground floor space up to a 21st century offering. The history and heritage of the hotel is very important to us and to the people of Bury St Edmunds. We were keen to reflect this in our new look and feel and have worked hard to ensure that we have brought the right elements of the building back to life, whilst also making sure we have those modern luxuries that people expect from a high-end hotel today.”
He added: “We are extremely pleased with how everything has come together, and particularly proud of the new restaurant offering. Based in the heart of Suffolk and East Anglia, we are lucky to have some of the UK’s best quality produce right on our doorstep, and we would be silly not to include it on our new menu.
“We are confident that our new look and feel will impress returning guests, whilst also pinpointing Angel Hotel as a destination for people coming from further afield. We can’t wait to show it off.”