The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds re-opens

The Angel Hotel re-opens its doors to reveal its new Dickinson inspired refurbishment 

Three months ago, The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds closed its doors for the first time in 50 years to undergo a refurbishment. 

Once the preferred accommodation of the great Charles Dickens, and receiving a mention in his famous Pickwick Papers, The Angel Hotel boasts a new look and feel that has been designed to embrace its Georgian roots.

It is now open for visitors to enjoy food, cocktails and an overnight stay. 


Guests can head to the extended lounge area to enjoy an afternoon tea overlooking Angel Hill, or taste one of the new signature Dickens inspired cocktails in the stylish bar area.

Food lovers can enjoy a menu that uses the finest seasonal ingredients that East Anglia has to offer in dishes created by an all new head chef.

Robert Gough, owner of Gough Hotels, said: “The Angel Hotel has been an iconic landmark in Bury St Edmunds for over 100 years. All town centres have had their Coaching Inns, too many have closed down or faded away over time. Over 50 years we have taken a specific aim of reinvesting in the hotel.

“This refurbishment is part of our strategic aims bringing the ground floor space up to a 21st century offering. The history and heritage of the hotel is very important to us and to the people of Bury St Edmunds. We were keen to reflect this in our new look and feel and have worked hard to ensure that we have brought the right elements of the building back to life, whilst also making sure we have those modern luxuries that people expect from a high-end hotel today.”

Reservations at The Angel Hotel are now available. 


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