A 15th Century hotel owned by the celebrity chef Marco Pierre White has been repainted because it was the wrong shade of pink.
Babergh District Council visited the Angel Hotel in Lavenham, Suffolk, on Tuesday and found the wrong colour had been used on the building.
The pale pink makeover had been sanctioned by a manager but local people said it “lowered the tone”.
It has now been replaced with a more traditional, darker, Suffolk Pink.
The building, first licensed in 1420, used to be a shade of cream. …
Historically pig’s blood was added to whitewash to create the colour, variations of which is used on many of the listed buildings in the village.