The Chestnut Group takes over two new pubs

The Chestnut Group adds two new properties to its family of East Anglian Inns

 The Chestnut Group has announced that it has added The Weeping Willow (near Bury St Edmunds) and The Eight Bells (Saffron Walden) to its family of country and coastal inns. 

The Weeping Willow

The Weeping Willow, located in Barrow (eight miles from Bury St Edmunds) is a 16th century pub, which was restored and expanded in 2017 to create a modern country pub and kitchen. With fun yet elegant interiors, a garden and an extensive open kitchen it has become a fabulous destination to eat, drink and relax.

The Eight Bells is located in the historic market town of Saffron Walden. Popular with locals, the pub offers a locally sourced menu and an extensive drinks offering in its oak beamed bar and barn style historic dining room. 

The Eight Bells, Saffron Walden

Philip Turner, founder of The Chestnut Group said: We have known The Weeping Willow through its restoration and highly successful launch, having worked with the previous owners. Saffron Walden has always been a target market for us – The Eight Bells with its historic dining room, fantastic location and local reputation is a great platform for growth through investment.”


Chestnut’s family of inns includes The Packhorse Inn in Moulton near Newmarket, The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester on the outskirts of Cambridge, The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds, The Black Lion in Long Melford, The Westleton Crown in Westleton, The Ship at Dunwich and The Blackbirds Inn in Woodditton.


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