A Norfolk brewery has opened its new taproom to the public for the first time.

Wildcraft Brewery in Smallburgh launched plans with the council to open an onsite bar earlier this year.

It is now able to open the room to the public and people can come and sample its ales and beers.

Mike Deal, the company's owner, said: "This has been an important part of our development and we've been waiting a long time to get this planning permission.

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Eastern Daily Press: Mike Deal, left, owner of Wildcraft BreweryMike Deal, left, owner of Wildcraft Brewery (Image: Archant Norfolk 2018)

"It's been hard for breweries to survive on wholesale trade in the last few years so this is a massive breakthrough for us."

The firm will also open up the brewery for tours and plans to hold regular wine, beer and rum tastings.

Alongside the taproom, there will be a new shop selling local produce and bottled alcoholic beverages made at the site.

The taproom will officially be launched on October 28 but is open from 9am until 5pm every day this month.