The Black Horse on Earlham Road in Norwich is opening again

Owner Rose Hanison in the newly refurbished Black Horse pub on Earlham Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Owner Rose Hanison in the newly refurbished Black Horse pub on Earlham Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Thousands of pounds have been invested to revamp one of the city's pubs.

The Black Horse on Earlham Road in Norwich will be opening its doors to the public after more than £350,000 has been spent on its makeover.

Rose Hanison, the licensee of the pub in the Golden Triangle, said: 'It's going to make a huge difference.

'It needed a bit of TLC and an injection of energy but we have been very respectful to the building that's been here for hundreds of years. It looks great and we've managed to breathe some love and care into it.'

She added: 'There will be a friendly and relaxed restaurant with table service; alongside that we will be retaining a traditional pub atmosphere and style.'

Money was injected into the business by Miss Hanison and the UK's biggest pub company, Punch. Before the general opening on Wednesday, December 2, a private relaunch will welcome guests with, menu samples, drinks and live entertainment.

Miss Hanison said: 'I can't wait to get the ball rolling and with it being a community-led pub, we'll be running a number of events throughout the year, so I can't wait to get planning those.'

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The overhaul is part of a £45m investment, spent by Punch, to improve pubs across the country. Michael Rieder, business development manager, said: 'Everyone at the Black Horse is very pleased with how the transformation has come along and I fully expect it to have the full support of the locals.'

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