Chestnut snaps up first Norfolk inn

Chestnut, an East Anglian collection of inns, pubs and restaurants, has today announced the acquisition of their first Norfolk property, The Globe Inn, Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, which completed today.

Chestnut was set up in 2012 by Philip Turner, who commented on the acquisition saying, “We are really excited to welcome the Globe Inn into the Chestnut Collection. Having been looking to extend our East Anglian footprint into Norfolk for the past two years, we were extremely pleased to discover The Globe Inn, with its great location, successful business and talented team all sharing our vision and values to champion the best of the region.

“Personally, I’ve always enjoy visiting the area, which is fast becoming a go-to destination with its impressive long sandy beaches and pine wood nature reserve, buzzing community and close proximity to historic Holkham.”

The award-winning Globe Inn is a restaurant and inn on the North Norfolk coast, overlooking a Georgian square in the traditional seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. The restaurant celebrates simple, honest and in-season food, utilising the quality produce of local fisherman and suppliers from in and around North Norfolk.

There are nineteen ensuite bedrooms, offering a choice of accommodation ranging from a quirky single to self-catering suites. Each room is individually designed in a contemporary, stylish look, which reflects the unique maritime charm of the coastal location.

Stephen and Antonia Bournes, previous owners of The Globe Inn, commented, “Having enjoyed owning and running The Globe Inn for the last six and half years, it has been a real delight to get to know and become a part of the Wells community. The decision to hand the ownership over to Chestnut is a natural one, we look forward to working closely with them in the transition period to ensure the best outcome for our loyal team, visitors and guests.”

Chestnut’s growing portfolio of pubs, inns and restaurants includes – The Packhorse Inn in Moulton near Newmarket, The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester on the outskirts of Cambridge, The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds, The Black Lion in Long Melford, The Westleton Crown in Westleton, The Ship at Dunwich, The Eight Bells in Saffron Walden, The Weeping Willow in Barrow, The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton and The Crown in Stoke-by-Nayland.