A Norfolk village pub which had planned to reopen today under new management has delayed its opening date due to setbacks.

The new landlord of The Wortwell, Bell Paul Holland, was hoping to open today.

He will now open next Friday, March 8.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: The Wortwell BellThe Wortwell Bell (Image: Bruno Brown)

In a statement shared on Facebook on Thursday, he explained: "We have been working hard towards opening tomorrow but we have had further setbacks.

"We have no choice but to move the opening to Friday, March, 8.

"This should give others time to sort things out.

"I won’t bore you with the details as I’m so frustrated and ready to go.

"Please help spread the word to avoid disappointment when you arrive."

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Mr Holland, 58, runs the Stow Farm Brewery in the neighbouring village of Flixton where he grew up.

He will be running the pub with his wife Michelle and his son Harrison and the premises will be the sister company to his brewery.

The Wortwell Bell historically got its name in the 1800s when the landlord would ring a bell to inform people in the village the brewed beer was ready.