A hotel is to close its ground floor for the first time in 50 years for a £750k renovation project.
The Angel Hotel, owned and operated by Gough Hotels, is to roll out a refurbishment across its reception, bar, brasserie and lounge, before reopening in the spring to unveil its new look.
The revamped four-star hotel will boast a new design inspired by its history, with nods to Charles Dickens who wrote about The Angel in and stayed in the building.
Robert Gough, owner of Gough Hotels, said: “The Angel plays a big part in the history of Bury St Edmunds, it’s iconic.
“But we did think it was time for a little bit of a facelift.
“It’s going to be a period of change, but we look forward to bringing the character of the building, and those who have visited, to life,” he said.
“We will also be appointing a head chef to join the team who will bring their own unique personality to the menu which will focus on seasonality and provenance.
The Angel Hotel is part of Gough Hotels and is operated alongside The Salthouse Harbour Hotel and Southwold Pier.