The man behind a much-loved food business on Norwich Market has hung up his apron after more than a decade of serving customers. 

Neil Bowman took on Henry's Hog Roast 13 years ago, after its previous owner retired, and he served roast pork rolls with crackling and apple sauce.

He recently left and sold the business to a new owner, who is continuing to serve hog roast from the stall - located at Stall 81 in Row D. 

Norwich Evening News: A hog roast roll from Henry's Hog RoastA hog roast roll from Henry's Hog Roast (Image: Supplied)

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Speaking about his decision to sell, Mr Bowman said: "This last year has been really tough both physically and mentally and I had a health scare.

"Although it turned out to be nothing to worry about, it made me realise that there is more to life than working 60 hours a week and something had to give.

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Norwich Evening News: Neil Bowman is no longer running Henry's Hog Roast at Norwich MarketNeil Bowman is no longer running Henry's Hog Roast at Norwich Market (Image: Supplied)

"The cost of ingredients has also spiralled out of control."

Mr Bowman is now going back to his former career as a paint sprayer.

He added: "I want to say a massive thank you to all my customers old or new and I have made some good friends at the market."