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SEE INSIDE: First look at revamped coastal smokehouse

PUBLISHED: 19:30 29 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:02 30 January 2020

Sisters and business owners Simone Hopwood and Leona Gard have refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Sisters and business owners Simone Hopwood and Leona Gard have refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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A restaurant specialising in smoked food famous in the American deep south has reopened its doors following a refurbishment.

Sisters and business owners Simone Hopwood and Leona Gard have refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil DidsburySisters and business owners Simone Hopwood and Leona Gard have refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The Welly's Smokehouse - part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street, Cromer, has been given a makeover with newly painted walls, a new bar and new decor.

Simone Hopwood, co-owner, said she was thrilled with how the venue now looked.

She said: "We decided that our little smokehouse need a bit of an update so we got busy, got some painting going on and we built a lovely new bar.

"We're really pleased with it and it's looking good for the summer."

Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street has undergone a refurbishment since Christmas. Picture: Neil DidsburyWelly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street has undergone a refurbishment since Christmas. Picture: Neil Didsbury

She said the venue had a new chef, and offered a Sunday dinner "with a twist".

"The chef serves it all up on a platter so dad can carve up the meat and dish out the dinner - it's really quite nice for families. We also have a 12-hour smoked brisket" she said.

"I think we've got the best of both worlds - you can go in the bar and it's very busy, and vibrant and then come in here and it's almost like you're in a different place."

Inside the revamped Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil DidsburyInside the revamped Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Welly's Smokehouse on Garden Street, Cromer. Picture: Neil DidsburyWelly's Smokehouse on Garden Street, Cromer. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The new bar area in the refurbished Welly's Smokehouse on Garden Street, Cromer. Picture: Neil DidsburyThe new bar area in the refurbished Welly's Smokehouse on Garden Street, Cromer. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street has undergone a refurbishment since Christmas. Picture: Neil DidsburyWelly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street has undergone a refurbishment since Christmas. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Inside the newly refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil DidsburyInside the newly refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Inside the newly refurbished Welly's Smokehouse on Garden Street, Cromer. Picture: Neil DidsburyInside the newly refurbished Welly's Smokehouse on Garden Street, Cromer. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The menu at Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer.  Picture: Neil DidsburyThe menu at Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Head chef Sean Green has revamped the menu at Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer to coincide with their revamped surroundings. Picture: Neil DidsburyHead chef Sean Green has revamped the menu at Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer to coincide with their revamped surroundings. Picture: Neil Didsbury


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