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Sudden closure of pub

PUBLISHED: 15:01 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:30 05 July 2010

A VILLAGE pub closed suddenly yesterday but brewery Adnams promised the move was only temporary.

The Wherry Inn in Geldeston was open as usual on Monday night but yesterday lunchtime was closed, with handwritten signs in the window which read: “Closed until further notice.

A VILLAGE pub closed suddenly yesterday but brewery Adnams promised the move was only temporary.

The Wherry Inn in Geldeston was open as usual on Monday night but yesterday lunchtime was closed, with handwritten signs in the window which read: “Closed until further notice.”

The pub's new licensees moved in last Monday after the departure of the previous tenants. The sudden closure took villagers by surprise - and although a rumour was circulating that the pub had been closed by environmental health officers, South Norfolk Council said this was not the case.

Adnams spokesman Emma Hibbert said: “The previous tenants left, so we took the opportunity to refurbish the pub. It will be open again soon.” She did not say why the closure was so sudden.

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