Bury St Edmunds pub to reopen tomorrow as flagship for Greene King cask ales

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The Mason’s Arms pub will reopen tomorrow following a revamp which has seen it turned into a flagship pub for Greene King’s cask ales.

The historic Grade II listed pub in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds has undergone a £160,000 revamp.

Among the new features is a window in the floor allowing customers to view the cellar below.

The pub, which is just 600m from the brewery, will now stock nine different cask ales including special one off and trial beers available only to Mason’s Arm customers.

The relaunch comes six months after Chris and Jane Warton and their daughter Nikki claimed that a lack of financial support from Greene King, ‘forced’ them out after 23 years manning the pumps.

Sean Driscoll and his business partner Gary Wood took over the pub in October and closed it last month for the refurbishment.

Greene King head brewer John Bexon, said: “The Mason’s is a great example of a proper pub and, particularly since the refurbishment, the perfect place for us to showcase what’s new at the brewery.

“As a proud Bury brewer we were keen to give local people the first opportunity to try exclusive new beers and we are pleased to be able to do this at the Mason’s Arms.”

Mr Driscoll said it would serve locally sourced food and coffee, while it has introduced a third of a pint glass, a loyalty card, and will allow drinkers to try before they buy.