SEE INSIDE: First look at revamped coastal smokehouse

Sisters and business owners Simone Hopwood and Leona Gard have refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cro

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 - Credit: Archant

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 Cro

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 - Credit: Archant

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 refu

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


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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.

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"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.

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

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

Welly's Smokehouse on Garden Street, Cromer. Picture: Neil Didsbury - Credit: Archant

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

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

Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garden Street has undergone a refu

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

Inside the newly refurbished Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer, part of the Wellington Freehouse on Garde

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

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

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

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

The menu at Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer. Picture: Neil Didsbury - Credit: Archant

Head chef Sean Green has revamped the menu at Welly's Smokehouse in Cromer to coincide with their re

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

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