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Cheers! Meet the new landlord and lady of historic Fakenham pub

PUBLISHED: 16:53 17 October 2017

Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

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There are new faces behind the bar at The Bull in Fakenham.

Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

Steve Knight and Jane Chapman have taken over the historic pub and have more than 30 years experience in the pub trade.

They were most recently running The Albion in Cromer but have also run pubs in Hunstanton and London.

“Trade in Cromer is very seasonal so we were looking for somewhere we could get to know the locals and to be busy all year round,” said Mr Knight.

“We are starting to learn about the history of the pub and so far everyone has been really friendly.”

Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

The couple are doing bar lunches at the moment but are advertising for a chef so they can start doing evening meals.

“It is early days,” said Mr Knight, “but I would say we are halfway to where we want to be with the pub.

“Once people realise the pub is open again we hope it will really pick up.”

Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt Jane Chapman has taken over the Bull Inn in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

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