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The Angel Re-opens After Refurbishment

The new-look Angel Hotel has been revealed after it closed its doors for the first time in 50 years to undergo refurbishment.

Once the preferred accommodation of the great Charles Dickens, and receiving a mention in his famous Pickwick Papers, The Angel Hotel has revealed a new look and feel that has been designed to embrace its Georgian roots.

Guests can head to the extended lounge area to enjoy an afternoon tea overlooking the beautiful Angel Hill, or taste one of the new signature Dickens inspired cocktails in the stylish bar area.

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Food lovers from across the land will also flock to enjoy menu that uses the finest seasonal ingredients that East Anglia has to offer in dishes created by an all new head chef.

So, whether for fantastic food, unrivalled cocktails or to simply relax and take in the atmosphere; guests are officially welcomed to share in the undisputed magic of The Angel Hotel.

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 77 over the past 15 years.

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"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.

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“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 them 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.”

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