Bungay: St Peter’s Hall pub restaurant to reopen after refurbishment

ST PETER’S Hall, the historic centrepiece of the St Peter’s Brewery site near Bungay, is to re-open on June 12 following a refurbishment – with two familiar faces in charge.

The pub, restaurant and event business housed within the half-moated medieval hall at St Peter South Elmham will be run by Stuart Cox and Cathryn Rockey who previously worked at St Peter’s Hall as manager and chef respectively until moving on to gain further experience in 2007.

The duo also previously worked together at Delia’s Canary Catering at Norwich City FC, and Stuart also has experience of management in Switzerland and with the Loch Fyne chain in the UK.

An ambition run a business of their own saw them take over The Bell public house at Wortwell, near Harleston, in 2009, where the following year they secured the title of South Norfolk Pub of the Year.

Stuart said: “Cathryn and I are delighted to be returning to St Peter’s Hall, this time running our own business from this unique venue. As well as the pub and restaurant business there, we already have numerous bookings for weddings, parties and business meetings.”

Colin Cordy, managing director of St Peter’s Brewery, added: “We are delighted to welcome Stuart and Cathryn back to St Peter’s Hall. They have a strong emotional attachment to this wonderful building and we are looking forward to working with them to build the trade and function business as well as building up the number of regular drinkers enjoying St Peter’s beers.”

Stuart and Cathryn will continue to oversee the Bell at Wortwell, but with a new team in day-to-day charge.