It is hoped a Norwich city centre boozer will reopen soon after flooding issues caused it to close last week.

The Edith Cavell in the city's Tombland area closed its doors last Friday after being "plagued" with flooding following heavy rain which they said had been exasperated by issues with owners Stonegate.

But now the pub company says it is working with the landlords with the aim of reopening the site - which dates back to the mid-19th century - as soon as possible. 

It comes after the boozer's bosses slammed Stonegate saying it had "failed to fulfil their commitments to ensure a water-tight environment for our establishment" adding they felt they had failed to support them during a tough time.

Norwich Evening News: The Edith Cavell in Norwich's Tombland areaThe Edith Cavell in Norwich's Tombland area (Image: Newsquest)

A Stonegate spokeswoman said: "We are in communication with the tenants at Edith Cavell, Norwich and are working on resolving the issues with the property as a matter of urgency. 

"We hope to have the pub reopen in the near future.”

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In a statement posted to the pub's Instagram page, the Edith Cavell's operators claimed that living accommodation in the building had also been affected by the water issues, which had been reoccurring ever since the new managers took over in July.

Norwich Evening News: Edith Cavell boss Brandon Hoult Edith Cavell boss Brandon Hoult (Image: Newsquest)

The pub's statement read: "Despite our best efforts to maintain the quality of service you expect from us, we have had to face restricted washroom facilities, an inability to open our upstairs bar, and ultimately, forced closure during peak hours.

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"Furthermore, the living accommodation on our site has also been affected by this issue, making it impossible for us to have a safe and comfortable environment to live in.

"We understand the frustration and inconvenience this has caused to you, our loyal customers, and we sincerely apologise for any disruption to your plans and expectations."

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Bosses thanked their customers for their "loyalty and support" and said they appreciated their understanding.

The closure comes as a number of buildings in the street remain empty including Erpingham House, the former Tatler's restaurant and the former home of Prezzo, which is set to become a Turkish games bar and restaurant.