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Barrow pub The Weeping Willow becomes latest pub to be added to The Chestnut Group family




A Barrow pub and restaurant is the latest to be added to the portfolio of a Suffolk-based group which aims to show all that East Anglia has to offer in dining and hospitality.

The Chestnut Group, whose family of country and coastal inns already includesThe Northgate in Bury St Edmunds, has taken over The Weeping Willow in Bury Road, Barrow.

The pub harks back to the 16th century but underwent a major restoration in 2017 to bring it in line with modern tastes and styles.

The Weeping Willow, Barrow (6529198)
The Weeping Willow, Barrow (6529198)

Philip Turner, Chestnut’s founder, said: “We have known The Weeping Willow through its restoration and highly successful launch, having worked with the previous owners.

“It is a modern country pub and kitchen that demonstrates how old and new can be brought together to provide a unique experience for today’s guests.”

The group, based at Higham, has also taken over The Eight Bells in Saffron Walden, taking their total number of inns to nine, including The Packhorse Inn in Moulton near Newmarket, The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester, The Black Lion in Long Melford, The Westleton Crown in Westleton, The Ship at Dunwich and The Blackbirds Inn in Woodditton.

The Weeping Willow, Barrow (6529200)
The Weeping Willow, Barrow (6529200)


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