The Golden Lion in Hunstanton is set to fully re-open next month.

Hunstanton’s Golden Lion Hotel is set to welcome staying guests again from next month after its former owners fell into administration.

The grade II-listed hotel, thought to be the town’s oldest building, closed last May following the collapse of The Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which ran several travel firms including Shearings. 

Now, along with the Carlton Hotel in Great Yarmouth, the venue is to re-open as part of the Coast & Country Hotel Collection, a newly formed collection of former Shearings hotels. 

The Golden Lion opened briefly under new management last year following an agreement with Bespoke Hotels, but lockdown forced yet another closure. According to the government’s Covid roadmap it will be able to operate fully from Monday, May 17.

Coast & Country has “actively sought” to re-employ previous staff, a spokesman said.

Paul FitzGerald, portfolio managing director, said “Given the enormous challenges of the last few months, we’re delighted to bring these properties back to market. 

“Integral parts of Norfolk’s hotel offering, we know their initial closure was felt keenly among their respective communities. 

“Now though, with re-opening plans in place, we’re able to offer not just jobs and wider tourism opportunities, but hospitality services that people can engage with as restrictions lift.”