A north Norfolk market town has celebrated the relaunch of one of its long-standing pubs.

The Peasants' Tavern, previously known as the Market Tavern, reopened its doors on Saturday after being closed since its previous owner died in December 2022.

The venue, in North Walsham's Market Street, is being managed by Charlie Holden, who secured an alcohol licence in December. 

Eastern Daily Press: The pub has had a total revampThe pub has had a total revamp (Image: Newsquest)

From the beginning, Mr Holden said he wanted the pub to be a "a hub for the whole community" which focused on serving real ales, fine wines and craft beers rather than having "loud jukeboxes, flashing fruit machines or large televisions streaming sports".

He said the first few days had been "a whirlwind" for the team.

He said: "We put in lots of hours and served a lot of drinks - it was a lot of fun.

"We're really happy to finally be up and running."

Duncan Baker, MP for North Norfolk, officially opened the pub on Saturday afternoon.

Eastern Daily Press: Duncan Baker, MP for North Norfolk, opened the venueDuncan Baker, MP for North Norfolk, opened the venue (Image: Duncan Baker MP)

Eastern Daily Press: Mr Baker said he was 'absolutely delighted' to be involvedMr Baker said he was 'absolutely delighted' to be involved (Image: Duncan Baker MP)

“I was absolutely delighted to open the Peasants’ Tavern, North Walsham’s newest pub," Mr Baker said.

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"The building has been absolutely transformed and I wish all the team the very best of luck.

"I know both locals and visitors from far and wide will come to try out the many real ales they have on offer.”

The Peasants' Tavern - named after the peasants' revolt which led to the Battle of North Walsham in 1381 - will be open every day between midday and 11pm.

As well as ale, craft beers, wine, cider and spirits, traditional pies and bar snacks will also be on offer.

Mr Holden, who previously worked at the Kings Head in Magdalen Street in Norwich, added that dogs are not only welcome but "encouraged".