Turk’s Head in Hasketon prepares to reopen doors

Chef Chandramauli Dwivedi and James Foster at the Turk's Head in Hasketon

Chef Chandramauli Dwivedi and James Foster at the Turk's Head in Hasketon

A Suffolk village is soon to see the return of its local pub after two years.

The Turk’s Head closed in October 2013 but will reopen in Hasketon, near Woodbridge, on November 4.

Head chef, Chandramauli Dwivedi, known as Mauli, has arrived from the Black Lion Hotel, in Long Melford.

He said: “We’ll be buying as locally as possible, with chicken from Sutton Hoo, duck from Gressingham, seafood from Simpers and artisanal cheeses from Norfolk and Suffolk, and we’ll be serving seasonal vegetables and collaborating with local farms. We have the opportunity to serve amazing food in a wonderful pub.”

Front of house manager, James Foster is currently recruiting waiting staff and bar tenders.

“We want to reflect what the pub stands for,” he said. “We want the team to be knowledgeable but not overbearing.”

The pub’s popular pétanque pitch is also set to make a return to the pub, which will be taking Christmas function bookings and serving a festive menu from December 1.

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