Norwich pub Pig and Whistle reopens under new management after being closed for two months

New general manager Lee Tuttle at The Pig and Whistle Pub which is reopening after closing in Decemb

New general manager Lee Tuttle at The Pig and Whistle Pub which is reopening after closing in December.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

A city centre pub has reopened under new ownership - just two months after it previously closed.

Claire and Dale Brooks, who already run The Walnut Tree Shades Pub in the city, have taken over the Pig and Whistle Pub, on All Saints Green.

The pub will be managed by former print-worker Lee Tuttle, with the official launch-opening planned this Friday.

Mr Tuttle said: 'Pub culture is as British as bangers and mash.

'We will be serving classic pub food and a variety of ales, as well as draft beers and lagers.

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'We're hoping to have local bands to play in the pub and we're getting a video jukebox.'

The Pig and Whistle closed in March this year when then landlord Simon Carpenter was convicted of three counts of fraud and ordered to pay more than £3,000 after admitting to showing football matches illegally.

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Mr Tuttle said no sport would be shown at the pub, but he hopes to attract darts and pool teams.

'We've got six dart-boards in our function room upstairs and a pool table as well,' Mr Tuttle added.

'We've also got a patio and we hope to be selling food by the end of the month.'

The pub reopened for the first time on May 3, and Mr Tuttle said there had been a good response from the public, especially during the hot weekend.

It will be open from 12-midnight and under-18s are allowed until 6pm.

The public are invited to the launch-event, though a time has not yet been confirmed.

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