Bungay’s Kings Head Hotel sale confirmed 10 years after closing

The sale of the Kings Head Hotel in Bungay, Suffolk, has been completed, a decade after closing.

According to Eastern Daily Press, plans for the former coaching inn have been underway since the site was acquired for the town through a £500,000 legacy from late Bungay resident Harry Smith, who purchased the estate to be “used for the benefit of the town.”

The hotel has 13 en-suite bedrooms, two function rooms, residents’ lounge, restaurant, alongside a lounge bar and car park.


In March last year, a public consultation showed local support for a hotelier to refurbish the site alongside a new museum in the former Oddfellows and Jester’s Cafe.

Sue Allen, chair of the Bungay Castle Trust told Eastern Daily Press: “Bungay Castle and Bungay Museum Trusts are delighted to announce that the King’s Head Hotel, in Bungay, has been sold to a developer who is a hotelier.

“The people of Bungay have long wanted this building to be restored and we await further news about the nature of the intended King’s Head restoration project.”

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