March 17, 2016



Name Announcement Coincides with Launch of Recruitment Drive 


The name for a much-anticipated new boutique house offering refined yet relaxed dining and stylish accommodation in the heart of Bury St Edmunds has been unveiled as The Northgate. The announcement coincides with the launch of a recruitment drive to build a team of 26 new staff at The Northgate to provide diners and guests with a high quality, home-from-home experience.  


The Northgate (formally Ounce House), is currently undergoing extensive renovation to provide guests with the perfect hospitality experience. On schedule to open later this summer, the house aims to set a new benchmark in the area for outstanding food, drink and service, and will include a bar, dining area, private dining, meeting room facilities and nine bedroom accommodation. A ‘Chef’s Table’ will give diners the opportunity to both observe and hear from the kitchen team creating their dishes.


Images of the renovation work in progress can be viewed at  


The Northgate is currently recruiting for 26 jobs across all areas of the business, including Restaurant and Bar Managers, Food & Beverage Attendants, House Keeping and Reception.


The Northgate is part of The Chestnut Group, a Suffolk-based company that aims to establish itself as one the country’s leading innovators in creating quality hospitality experiences with a footprint in East Anglia. Its first opening was The Packhorse Inn, near Newmarket, which has quickly earned an outstanding reputation for quality food, drink and service, receiving three AA Rosettes and five AA stars for its accommodation. 


Philip Turner, Managing Director at The Chestnut Group, said: “Our aim is to establish The Northgate as a place that the local community is proud of and a destination of choice for the growing number of visitors to the area each year. We really want to showcase the best food and hospitality that Suffolk has to offer, whether enjoying dinner with friends or staying with us for a leisurely weekend break. 


“We are excited to start recruiting for The Northgate and look forward to crafting a team to ensure we deliver an exceptional experience to our guests.”  


Anyone interested in applying for one of the available job roles should contact:


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About The Chestnut Group

The Chestnut Group was established in 2012 with the vision to become one the country’s leading innovators in delivering quality hospitality experiences through fantastic food, quality service and stylish interiors.


The Group’s first opening was The Packhorse Inn, near Newmarket, which has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes and 5 AA stars for its accommodation. The portfolio also includes The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester and The White Horse in Easton near Framlingham, which marks the Group’s first move into management.


The arrival of The Northgate, a boutique restaurant with 9-bredroom accommodation in Bury St Edmunds – due to open in the summer of 2016, reflects The Group’s focus on establishing it’s footprint within East Anglia and developing services across hospitality, management and lifestyle.


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