Last Pub Standing becomes first Proudly Norfolk pub!
We are thrilled to confirm the opening of the first Proudly Norfolk pub.
The Last Pub Standing, a new gastro pub in Norwich, officially opened its doors to the general public on 20th November. Named to reflect the fact that it’s the last of 58 pubs still standing on King Street, the Last Pub Standing reflects the fascinating history and stories that have emanated from this part of the city over the centuries.
Built during the 17th century on a site that was originally part of a Greyfriars priory, the premises became a pub in 1877. Owner and general manager Darren Fennah has spent the last five months renovating the Grade II listed building, restoring its original 17th century features wherever possible while converting the first floor to a restaurant with private dining spaces.
Darren and his business partners all have extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Darren most recently as head of catering at the University of East Anglia (2013 – 2017). The pub’s strong gastronomic offering will centre on authentic global street cuisine, as inspired by the cosmopolitan traders that once worked the wharves of King Street. The kitchen will be run by head chef Andrew Days, who has 30 years’ experience working all around the world from Europe to India, Phuket and Penang.
Darren’s ethical sourcing for the business includes a strong focus on locally sourced produce in the kitchen. And this focus has enabled the Last Pub Standing to become our first ‘Proudly Norfolk’ pub. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project – which includes Norfolk Food & Drink sponsor, marketing agency Creative Sponge.