Owner of Norfolk pub plans to keep it after trying to sell it for a year

The owner of an 18th century pub in Norfolk is looking into ways of redeveloping it without selling.

The Red Lion in Coltishall. Pic: TripAdvisor


The Red Lion in Coltishall. Pic: TripAdvisor

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Brian Getley, who has run the Red Lion in Coltishall for six years, put it up for sale for in October 2019 for offers in excess of £750,000.

But after no buyers, he’s now looking at various ways of reinventing it.

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The Red Lion pub, in Coltishall. Pic: Red Lion


The Red Lion pub, in Coltishall. Pic: Red Lion

– Credit: Archant

He’s already leased the pub to a new landlady who reopened it back in August and will be doing so again when this lockdown eases. A new bakery is being run from the pub for click and collect in lockdown too, to great success.

Meanwhile, Mr Getley has been working with CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, looking into

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