The landlords of a Hethersett pub are handing over the reins to their son after months of searching for someone to take over the business. 

Richard and Phillippa Bond, who currently run the Queen's Head, have announced that their son Michael will start managing the pub in December. 

Eastern Daily Press: The Queen's Head in HethersettThe Queen's Head in Hethersett (Image: Peter Steward)Michael's parents first took on the pub when he was just nine years old. 

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He said: "I'm really excited to be taking over as it's a place I've known all my life.

"I'm hoping to find a better work-life balance with my first child due in October."

Eastern Daily Press: The Bond family at the Queen's HeadThe Bond family at the Queen's Head (Image: Peter Steward)He is planning on maintaining much of the restaurant's current menu and the staff, some of who have worked there for more than 20 years. 

He added: "It will feel slightly strange to be in charge of staff who watched me grow up."

Richard and Phillippa Bond said they were "thrilled" about the change in management and would be taking on fewer responsibilities going forward.