A family’s ‘life changing’ world trip has inspired a dramatic revamp of a Bury St Edmunds pub with a 1920’s train and travel theme specialising in exotic meats such as python and zebra.
New licensee Corrine Yendle, who left her native country Australia to take her family on a round the world trip, says the new look of the former Linden Tree, in Out Northgate, which has been renamed The Station Staekhouse and Bar, pays homage to their travels,
Reminiscent of a 1920’s art deco style Chicago train station, the bar boasts train themed dining areas including traditional carriage style seating booths while the cocktail bar is a first class lounge.
The Greene King owned venue will also offer afternoon tea in vintage-style teapots and suitcases can be seen embedded in the bar.
Meanwhile, the menu includes exotic meats such as python, zebra, camel and barramundi while the Christmas menu features kangaroo fillet and reindeer.
Ms Yendle, who has worked in pubs and restaurants for 18 years, said: “We’ve tried to capture the essence of that wonderful era and even the ladies toilets are disguised as part of an Australian Victorian train carriage. There is nothing else like this in the country, it is an absolute one-off and needs to be seen to be believed.” It follows the opening of her two other local Steakhouses in Littleport and Red Lodge.