This 18th-century pub, in one in all Britain’s favorite market cities, has been spruced up – all fashionable angles and daring statements. However just a few tough edges stay

There’s a lot to love in regards to the Masons Arms in historic Louth. The good-looking, 1775 teaching inn had dwindled right into a relatively shabby pub – with outdated, hardly ever used visitor rooms – when native businessman and farmer Charles Nickerson purchased it originally of this 12 months. It closed for six months of refurbishment and reopened in August, providing one thing just a little smarter than this market city was used to. Supervisor David Morgan stresses that it’s “evolving”, nonetheless discovering its approach, however first impressions are good: behind the elegant, three-storey black-and-white facade, white partitions and darkish wooden set off the beneficiant proportions and excessive ceilings of the foyer, stairs and 10 en suite rooms.