The Bell Hotel in Norwich is the next property to go under the knife as part of owner, the pub chain Wetherspoon’s, £2.35m investment plans.
The popular pub with rooms will expand above the Santander bank next door and will close for 16 weeks from this Sunday to undergo the development.
The refurbishment will result in an additional 1,500 square foot of space, with a new garden extension, toilets and a new bar also being installed.
The Bell Hotel was the first Wetherspoon pub to open in Norwich, but parts of the building are believed to date back to the 15th century.
It has been known as the Bell Hotel or the Blue Bell since at least 1696 and at one point in the 18th century was renowned for hosting cockfighting.
It reopened as a JD Wetherspoon pub in 1993.