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Bungay pub under new management

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 08:27 01 August 2010

ONE of Bungay's oldest pubs will reopen under new owners in the next few weeks.

The Three Tuns, in Earsham Street, went under the hammer towards the end of July and was bought by Paul Trevitt, who was then living in London.

ONE of Bungay's oldest pubs will reopen under new owners in the next few weeks.

The Three Tuns, in Earsham Street, went under the hammer towards the end of July and was bought by Paul Trevitt, who was then living in London.

Mr Trevitt, who will operate the establishment with his family, has currently closed the pub during the changeover but hopes to reopen on soon

The pub dates back to at least 1540, and Mr Trevitt, who is a keen amateur historian, wants to bring out the pub's rich heritage under his ownership.

“There's a lot of interesting features surviving,” said Mr Trevitt, who wants to collect historical material on the pub. “There's history in the pub's atmosphere. Bungay is a very historical town, and the other pubs in town very much have a long history.”

As well as keeping the history of the pub alive, Mr Trevitt said he was keen to keep The Three Tuns “traditional.” In the existing coffee room, which still has Victorian features, he plans to provide cream teas and light meals.

There are no current plans for the cellar, which had been used for functions under the previous owners, although it may be opened as another bar.

Despite recent closures in Bungay, Mr Trevitt remains defiant for the future of pubs in the town. “There were 33 pubs which used to exist in Bungay and there are about seven left now, but the pub's a part of the English way of life, and English people socialise in pubs,” he said.

The Three Tuns, which is a Grade Two Listed Building, was closed suddenly in February last year, and was put up for sale by then owners Admiral Taverns. It was reopened in December by new owners Terry Blakesley and his partner Pat Moore, who previously ran the Duke William at Harleston.

If you have any historical material relating to the Three Tuns and would like to share it with Mr Trevitt please call into the pub.

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