Restaurant’s historic name

A new name for The decanter Banleuca opens. Pictured are Karen Gooding (owner) Luke Foster (head chef) Kate Neale (sous chef) Dean McGill (owner)
A new name for The decanter Banleuca opens. Pictured are Karen Gooding (owner) Luke Foster (head chef) Kate Neale (sous chef) Dean McGill (owner)

A BURY St Edmunds couple have delved into the history of the town to relaunch their restaurant with a new name.

Karen Gooding and Dean McGill re-opened The Banleuca Bar and Restaurant, on Angel Hill, on Tuesday with a fresh spring menu.

The couple have run the business, formerly known as the Decanter, for 18 months and have wanted to change the name for a while.

It is taken from the piece of land on which the restaurant stands.

The Banleuca was a site of about one mile radius of the shrine of St Edmund, granted to the monastery by the then king as a place of pilgrimage.

Ms Gooding said: “The Decanter was such a long established and popular name in Bury that we didn’t want to rush in and change things straight away. The reaction has been really positive.”

They celebrated the new name with a relaunch event attended by 150 people, who sampled a taste of the new menu.