A POPULAR historic pub near Alcester has reopened its doors and is ready to become an integral part of the community.

The Mother Huff Cap in Great Alne closed three years ago but is now back open with a new lease of life.

Sarah Pert and Andy Taylor have taken on the pub and are determined to see it become a hub for the community.

They are no strangers to the pub trade as they run the Why Not Inn in Astwood Bank and a pub in Cheltenham.

Sarah said: "The community in Great Alne has been massively supportive of Mother Huff Cap, they have always been interested in the building.

"When we announced that we were reopening we had an absolutely lovely response from the community."

After taking on the pub the pair carried out six weeks of refurbishments ahead of the official reopening on Thursday December 16.

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Sarah described the refurbished pub as "contemporary but cosy and warm. It's got a quite a country feel with a contemporary twist."

The building dates back to the 1700s and includes a vaulted ceiling from the period which is included in the pub's restaurant area.

It includes an open kitchen which serves food through the day including Sunday lunches.

Sarah said it was daunting to be reopening as the pandemic continues to severely hit the hospitality industry but they would doing everything to keep staff and customers safe.

She added the team have plans in place to serve the community if they are locked down in the future.

Sarah added: "The most important thing for us is the community. So many companies take on sites and don't understand the importance of the community.

"It's been instrumental for surviving the last couple of years. We want to be a real resource for the community."