Brome boutique’s ambitious £500k refurb project bidding to take the hotel to regional status


A boutique hotel in Brome is embarking on an ambitious £500k refurbishment programme, which the owner hopes will give the property status across the region and beyond.

The Oaksmere Hotel in Brome closed in January to undergo extensive renovation work, including the construction of a new kitchen, restaurant and reception area.

The owner Fraser Duffin says that he hopes the improvements will help position the property as a ‘real regional destination’, with the new facilities due to be ready in time for the summer.

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The new additions will be opening in phases starting from the end of February, while the new 250

The new additions will be opening in stages from the end of February.

A new 250-cover marquee will be unveiled, as well as a new restaurant, complete with a theatre-style kitchen with the dining area further extended into the gardens.

Speaking to Diss Express, Duffin said: “We are building on the success we have had already. It’s also about making the place more efficient. We want to make the place a real regional destination, and get people who wouldn’t normally come here (to Suffolk).”

Later in the year, it is expected that further extension proposals, including additional bedrooms, will be submitted for planning approval.



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