A REVIVED pub has shown that good things come to those who wait.
A perfect pint of the black stuff now awaits punters at the Elveden Inn – owned by Lord Iveagh, head of the Guinness dynasty – after the pub reopened on Monday.
The Elveden Estate will be running the pub, which promises the atmosphere of a typical Irish bar with a modern appearance.
Residents were invited to a special preview last week and were delighted with the revamp.
Pamela Roper, Elveden’s oldest female resident, remembers the pub from her visit to the village as a Land Girl in 1939.
She said the pub used to be a ‘dark little place’ but was now much improved. “It’s wonderful. Very tasteful and in character with the building,” she said
The Inn also offers four boutique-hotel rooms and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Last Saturday also saw Elveden Estate opens its doors for their Festive Fiesta.
Festooned with Christmas decorations, the Estate also saw a Victorian carousel, which appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, on show and the St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir performed.