Bury St Edmunds pub gets a new look and garden

FRESH LOOK: Sean Driscoll with his staff members ready to welcome customers
FRESH LOOK: Sean Driscoll with his staff members ready to welcome customers
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The Masons Arms in Bury St Edmunds has just undergone a new refurbishment.

Run by Metro Inns pub company and owned by Greene King, the pub in Whiting Street has had its garden completely transformed while the bars inside have been repainted and fitted with new beer pumps and tills.

Sean Driscoll and Gary Wood, directors of Metro Inns, took over the pub in 2012 after it had been run by the Warton family for around 20 years.

The pub, which dates back to the 16th century, had a new look at the time and this latest refurbishment refreshes the inside and provides an attractive garden area for drinkers outside with covered seating, new lighting, heating and a large no-smoking area.

Popular for its real cask ales and open mic nights The Masons has been a long established watering hole in the town and claims to be the only pub in Suffolk to currently have the new Belhaven Inter-galactic beer.

Under new head chef Joshua Grainger it also offers a range of good food options with new items added recently including chicken sizzlers and more vegetarian options.

The Masons also features a glass floor area where customers can look down at the stillage area where the pub’s ales are stored. There are also attractive pictures from the town’s past on the walls.

Metro Inns also runs The Bennet Arms in Rougham and The Greyhound in Eastgate Street, Bury.