New name and team at Wortham pub

The new team at the Manor House in Wortham

The new team at the Manor House in Wortham - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

A village pub has re-opened under a new name following a £150,000 investment.

The Manor House in Wortham, near Diss, has opened its doors to customers after six weeks of work at the building, which was known as The Dolphin.

The work saw £150,000 invested by Star Pubs & Bars and the pub's licensees Johnny Parr and Nish Intrabel with what they say was a focus on upgrading the pub and enabling it to become more food focussed.

As part of the work the bar has been re-configured, new fittings have been installed and The Manor House is offering East meets West on its menu with British dishes alongside Thai cuisine.

The Manor House also has a pool table with teams and will host live music.

Mr Parr said: 'We listened to what people in the area wanted and have created the best of all worlds, a welcoming local for a drink and get-togethers and a great place to go to eat.

'Thanks to Nish's skills we're able to offer restaurant quality Thai cuisine as well as classic pub fare.

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'What's more we're offering an East meets West Christmas menu to cater for traditionalists and those wanting something a bit different.

'I have three other pubs one of which, The Stone Loach in Market Deeping, we opened a year ago with a Thai food offer.

'It's been a huge success and we've been fully booked every weekend for the last 12 months.

'Seeing the popularity of Thai food there gave us the idea for The Manor House.

'We hope villagers are excited by the changes and they embrace the pub very much as their home from home.'

Chris Jowsey, trading director of Star Pubs & Bars, said: 'I'd like to wish Johnny and Nish every success and the residents of Wortham many happy days and evenings at The Manor House.'