With more than 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry ‒ having previously owned restaurants, pubs and takeaways ‒ George Cotsicoros has taken ownership of the 300-year-old Ship Inn, Mundesley.
Seeing the pub up for sale, the entrepreneur secured support from NatWest. The investment has enabled George to buy the freehold and carry out a full refurbishment of the venue’s nine bedrooms and 100-seat restaurant.
Due for completion later this year, renovation works will also include a transformation of the function room and conservatory.
George said: “When looking to buy, I was taken by the beautiful setting of The Ship Inn ‒ for me it was an investment well worth making. Working with head chef Aiden, I’m looking forward to expanding our menu of home-made meals using locally-sourced produce.
“The Ship Inn already has a great name locally and I’m committed to spending the coming months giving it the love and care it deserves.”
Mike Roll, relationship manager for NatWest, added: “I’m proud to have been able to give George the support he needed to secure the future of a much-loved local pub.
“I wish him every success with this new venture and look forward to watching The Ship Inn flourish.”