Historic Ely pub unveils plans to expand

ELY’S historic Lamb Hotel is hoping to expand its guest accommodation under plans submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council this week.

Owners Greene King Pub Company have requested permission to convert “poorly utilised” function rooms on its ground floor into six new guest bedrooms, including two disabled rooms.

The Grade II listed restaurant and hotel, in Lynn Road, can trace its roots back to the 15th Century, when it was a coaching inn serving visitors to the city’s cathedral. It underwent a major refurbishment back in 2011, with the bar and restaurant areas revamped.

In plans submitted to the district council, Greene King said: “We do not believe that the works will be detrimental to the historical fabric of the building but instead will enhance and make full use of the building.

“The use of high quality materials will, we hope, enhance the appearance of the building. The works allow the client to provide a full range of facilities to disabled patrons and the works proposed are intended to sit comfortably with the character of the existing historic building.”

A decision on the plans is expected within the next eight weeks. To view the plans, and to have your say, visit www.eastcambs.gov.uk.