A family, which transformed a Bury St Edmunds pub with a 1920’s train and travel theme, has given another West Suffolk local a makeover from the golden era - this time with an African twist.
Together with owners Greene King, Corrine Yendle and her family have refurbished the Red Lodge Steakhouse & Bar to capture the age of explorer Dr Livingstone and feel of a rip-roaring 1920’s African adventure.
With a menu of exotic meats, visitors will be able to dine in the replica body of an aeroplane while crates that could have housed animals and features reminiscent of hunting lodges form part of the unusual decor.
The menu at the Red Lodge pub, in Turnpike Road, includes dishes such as python, zebra and camel.
It follows a recent similar revamp of The Station, formerly The Linden Tree, in Bury, inspired by a round the world trip by Ms Yendle and her family.
She said: “At the Station we have designed it to feel as if you are setting off on your travels, at the beginning of an adventure. The Red Lodge’s new look focuses on the journey and arriving at your destination.”
She also runs the Littleport Steakhouse & Bar, in Littleport, with her three children playing their part in each venue. Twenty two year old Casey-Lee manages the Red Lodge, Benjamin, 20, runs the Littleport and Nathan, 19, is in charge at the Station.
Clive Chesser, business unit director for Greene King Pub Partners, said: The investment at the Red Lodge has transformed it into something completely unique and a real experience to visit. Corrine and her family do an outstanding job running their pubs and we are proud to support them as they expand and grow.”