INTRODUCING INGRAMS AT THE BILDESTON CROWN
- OPENED 23rd APRIL 2012
The Bildeston Crown introduces “Ingrams at The Bildeston Crown” – its refurbished 30-seater dining room which showcases the creativity and talents of Head Chef Chris Lee and the reason behind why the Suffolk inn has held AA 3 rosettes since 2007.
Ingrams, which is a family name of The Bildeston Crown’s local owners, will feature the seasonally changing “Select” menu and increasingly popular 8 course Crown Tasting menu. Ingrams has its own entrance, private lounge and courtyard.
Chef Chris Lee explains the reasoning behind the changes:
“When we opened in 2004 the main restaurant seated 40 and we were proud to be able to offer our guests a full range of dining options wherever they sat. Three years later we had expanded into the adjacent property adding effectively another dining room and doubling capacity. These two distinct eating areas lend themselves to being able to offer two separate styles of dining and that is now what we aim to do. We recognise that new customers, in particular, like to have their options a little more defined and that our menu presentation was not achieving this. We are very excited to launch Ingrams to feature dishes to impress, especially the 8 course Tasting, whilst keeping our Classics menu for more everyday eating. ”
Ingrams is now the dining choice for occasions whether it is a celebration, business lunch or just wanting a great night out.
Chris continues: “Although Ingrams may be where I can experiment a little more, I want to reassure those guests who regularly enjoy the rib of beef, red poll burger, eggs benedict or just a cheese and pickle sandwich with a pint, that they need not worry. We are very much committed to also providing the very best of Suffolk produce under the “Classics” brand throughout the main restaurant and bar. We also want to stress that the guests will always come first and so if someone wants to sit by the fire with a dish from the Ingrams menu and a glass of wine or similarly share the rib of beef in Ingram’s more formal surroundings, then it will continue to be our pleasure to serve them.”
Ingrams at The Bildeston Crown opened its doors on Monday 23rd April 2012.