£150k investment brings history Lynn building back to life


Published at 7:59pm 10th May 2018.

Bishops of Chapel Street, one of King’s Lynn’s oldest pub buildings, is set to open its doors this Friday (11th May) following a major rebrand.

The site, previously called Lattice House, has undergone a massive £150,000 joint investment by the new landlords and Hawthorn Leisure, the pub company that thinks differently.

The pub is being opened by award-winning chef, and multi-site pub operator, Geoff Jones, along with his wife Joan McGowan.


The major investment has included the creation of a function room for private parties of up to 40 guests, a new bar, new furnishings and an interior shake-up to ensure the site has the same quality look and feel throughout.

There will also be a grand piano upstairs, to allow for live music nights and, in a nod to the pubs heritage, there are framed archetects inside the pub with one dating back to King’s Lynn friary, Austin Friars in 1539.

The site is a 15th Century Grade II listed building that has been operating as a pub since 1714. The pub has been renamed as Bishops of Chapel Street in homage to its location in King’s Lynn, previously Bishops Lynn, as well as the street it is on, Chapel Street.


Geoff Jones, landlord at Bishops of Chapel Street, commented:

“We can’t wait to open the doors of Bishops of Chapel Street. Our 15 new staff members have been through comprehensive training to ensure they deliver excellent customer service, and everyone who visits as strangers leaves as friends. We’re really proud of the site, a lot of work has gone into it and we can’t wait to share this with the people of King’s Lynn.”

Andrew Parker, Operations Director at Hawthorn Leisure, commented:

“As soon as we spoke with Geoff we knew he was the right person to take on the site. He has a strong background in the hospitality industry, with two hugely successful sites across the UK and Ireland. Bishops of Chapel Street brings something new and exciting to the people of King’s Lynn and is a great addition to the town.”

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