Revamp at Greene King visitor centre and museum will include new beer café

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A new beer café will be among the highlights of a major revamp of Greene King’s visitor centre and brewery museum.

The new look centre, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, will also include a gift shop and historical exhibitions.

The planned internal and external decor is inspired by the adjacent Westgate brewery and will include historic exhibitions and artefacts which pay homage to Greene King’s 217-year heritage of brewing on the site.

A centrepiece bar and café will occupy the ground floor, alongside a shop retailing Greene King beers and merchandise.

The café will open from Monday to Saturday, serving Greene King and Belhaven beers, homemade dishes, cakes and locally roasted coffee.

The first floor will become the new space for beer tastings that conclude the brewery tours.

Cathy Truin, Greene King brewery visitor centre manager, said: “The new café will be the home of great beer, food and hospitality in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

“Our brewery tours are already extremely popular among locals and tourists and these changes will give people even more reasons to visit us and the town, whether for a tour, beer tasting in the café or just for a coffee and catch up with friends.

“We are confident our customers will love the new look and we cannot wait to show it off.”

As a result of the works, the centre is closed until early spring.

Greene King’s on site pub The Brewery Tap will become the temporary home of the gift shop and meeting point for all guests taking part in brewery tours, which will continue as usual. Visitors can continue to book for the tours at www.greenekingshop.co.uk