See inside new Cromer Pavilion bar after £300,000 pier investment
The Cromer Pier Pavilion Bar has reopened after undergoing a significant refurbishment.
The refurbishment represents a £300,000 investment into the Grade 2 listed structure and key cultural icon in North Norfolk.
The inside bar area has been given a contemporary makeover, making use of the lofty space with the introduction of a new ice-cream shop.
Openwide, the council’s partner and operator of the pier, have also provided new furniture throughout the bar area with a new rustic theme.
Sean Garrett, general manager of the pier, said: "The improvements to the bar and customer toilets will make the Pavilion Bar a fantastic place for our customers to take in the sea views or pre-show drinks."
The bar has also been given a new glass-washing area, beer cellar with new lines and lighting. The flooring and walls have been repaired and given a fresh coat of paint.
This is a significant investment by the council into one of its key assets, completed over an eight-week period while the Pavilion Bar was closed for the season.
Cromer Pier, a Grade 2 listed structure, is over a hundred years old and has faced years of battering from the North Sea so the renovation has been welcomed.
Part of the £300,000 investment is still being carried out, including structural works to improve the integrity of the pier.
Tim Adams, leader of the north Norfolk district council, said: "It’s really lovely to see the bar open again today with so many visitors already enjoying the improved facilities at the pier.
"The pier is of course enjoyed by so many residents but also so many visitors from near and afar and it has been a fantastic achievement to see this work completed in such a short time."
Alongside cosmetic works to the bar, the council has also increased the accessibility of the theatre for people with limited mobility.