Revamped bar reopens with burger brand link-up to make town 'party central'

Left, Tom Shiers, founder of Fupburger, and right, David Moss, managing director of Moss and Co Hospitality.

Left, Tom Shiers, founder of Fupburger, and right, David Moss, managing director of Moss and Co Hospitality. - Credit: Nick Lane Marketing

A Lowestoft pub and bar has reopened after a revamp and a new link-up with a popular Norwich burger brand.

The Harbour, which was bought by Moss and Co in spring and underwent a refurbishment programme, is teaming up with Fupburger, which started in Norwich in July 2019 and has become a firm favourite with food-lovers.

It is currently based at The Dog House on the city's St George's Street.

The Harbour, based at Bridge House in Lowestoft, opposite the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, reopens with a new round bar, a list of craft beers and a cocktail mixologist, as well The Hatch, which will serve takeaway coffee and tea.

The Harbour was bought by Moss and Co Hospitality in spring.

The Harbour was bought by Moss and Co Hospitality in spring. - Credit: Nick Lane Marketing

It is part of a trend which its owner believes is seeing Lowestoft become "party central", with the venue also home to DJ booths, a dance floor and flower wall, as well as plans for live bands and late night entertainment.


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David Moss, its owner, said the business was expanding and that it was looking to buy freehold venues across the region looking for a quick sale.

The Big Mother Fupper Burger from Fupburger. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Fupburger launched in July 2019. - Credit: Archant

"The opportunity to purchase The Harbour was too good to miss, especially given its location, the inward investment into the town and a trend that is seeing Lowestoft becoming party central in a shift away from Oulton Broad where one of our other pubs is located," he said.

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He added: “We are extremely thrilled to have Tom and the guys from Fupburger onboard, with proper burgers that really are something special and worth experiencing."

A lemon meringue pie cocktail served at The Harbour in Lowestoft.

A lemon meringue pie cocktail served at The Harbour in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sam Baker

Tom Shiers, founder of Fupburger, said: “Our burgers are all about the quality of ingredients from local produce, and you can taste it. We are a positive product of a global pandemic, if there is such a thing?

"Without it I'd still be a roadie and still have to travel down to London for a decent burger. If it doesn't make a mess, it ain't worth eating."

Moss and Co also runs The Bell at Carlton Colville, The Village Maid at Lound, The Jolly Sailors at Pakefield, The Commodore at Oulton Broad and The Angel at Wangford.

To find out more about The Harbour visit  instagram.com/theharbourlowestoft/ or facebook.com/The-Harbour-Inn-107137738326988/

The Harbour in Lowestoft has reopened after a revamp.

The Harbour in Lowestoft has reopened after a revamp. - Credit: Nick Lane Marketing

Fupburger is one of the places you can get a mouth-watering takeaway burger from in Norwich, picture

Fupburger is one of the places you can get a mouth-watering takeaway burger from in Norwich, pictured is owner Tom Shiers. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

National Hospitality Day falls on Saturday, September 18 and has been launched by charities Hospitality Action, The Drinks Trust, Springboard and Licensed Trade Charity in a bid to support the industry.

It encourages people to book a table at their favourite restaurant to support them after a challenging 18 months.

If you’re unable to get out and about, you can donate to any of the charities involved by visiting nationalhospitalityday.org.uk 

If you’re a business, National Hospitality Day has a raft of promotional material available to help you get started promoting September 18. 

National Hospitality Day logo

National Hospitality Day takes place on September 18 - Credit: Archant



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