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New look for The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds




The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds has undergone an extensive refurbishment by owners The Chestnut Group.

In the eight-day project, a new look was created for the Victorian town house in Northgate Street.

The new decoration took its inspiration from the building’s Victorian past and combined murals and tiling with a contemporary twist with vibrant colours emphasising the attractive dimensions of its rooms.

The private dining room at The Northgate
The private dining room at The Northgate

The hotel’s 10 bedrooms also maintain the Victorian period features.

The large walled garden terrace has also been replanted but still retains its heritage trees.

The building, formerly known as Ounce House, was run by Simon and Jenny Potts for many years until it was sold in 2015 to the Chestnut Group which owns 10 hotels in the region.

Philip Turner, founder of The Chestnut Group, said: "We took inspiration from Victorian times as The Northgate is a period building and we wanted to celebrate its history through a more fun, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for guests. We used colour and light to ‘lift’ the building.

"Peacocks on the specially commissioned mural represent drama and extravagance, and were a feature of status in Victorian gardens.

"Cranes were re-introduced to East Anglia in the last 25 years and this is reflected in our crane design wallpaper throughout the ground floor – representing a new beginning.

"The whole restaurant, private dining room and bar area have been given a modern makeover and the décor is in keeping with the food and service on offer – it is unique, contemporary, warm and dramatic.

"We are very excited about the result and hope guests will find their experiences at The Northgate memorable and enjoyable."



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