Corn Exchange Wetherspoons
This exquisite grade I listed 19th century building has been a landmark in Bury St Edmunds since it first opened as The Corn Exchange in 1862.
Wetherspoons began refurbishing the building in 2011 ensuring that the majority of the original features still remain and are preserved.
Local artists were also involved in the project to ensure their customers have a full knowledge of the heritage of the site.
The exterior has remained largely untouched, it is upon entering the building that the changes are apparent. The first floor is a grand room with a high glass ceiling, long marble bar and plenty of table space.Their bespoke menu offers breakfast and a large selection of traditional English meals as well as weekly offers such as Steak Night, Curry Club and a traditional Sunday Roast.
Lighter options available are; wraps, salads and sandwiches. Their drinks include a vast range of real ales most of which are locally sourced, sixteen different lagers and an extensive selection of spirits and wines.
Their friendly staff and beautiful surroundings provide a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.History of The Corn ExchangeThis grade I listed building was designed by Ellis & Woodward and built by Lot Jackaman at a cost of £7,000. It stands on the site of The Shambles (or market) which occupied three sides of the site. The Corn Exchange opened for business in July 1862 and was used for corn sales on Wednesdays and on other days for public functions.