Fleurets has let Cupola House in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to a local restaurant operator who intends to reopen the premises later this year as a Japanese restaurant.
Gareth Hatton from Fleurets acted on behalf of the landlord OMC Investments and oversaw the transaction. Hatton commented: "This is another significant milestone for the hospitality industry in Bury St Edmunds and indeed East Anglia. The letting of such a significant building demonstrates that there is still an appetite for independent operators looking to take on exciting new opportunities. I feel that the town will greatly benefit from such a restaurant."
Having been built in 1693, Cupola House is a Grade I listed premises and linked to English author Daniel Defoe, immortalised by a plaque inside the building. Defoe is said to have visited Bury St Edmunds in 1704 after serving a prison sentence for having published Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which displeased the Anglican Church.
In 2012 the building was damaged by a fire, however, under the guidance of English Heritage, has since been meticulously and authentically restored