A city bar and distillery has closed due to a "whole load of unforeseen circumstances".

The Gyre & Gimble Bar at 14 Charing Cross will not reopen and the business is now looking for a new venue in Norwich. 

An announcement on social media read: "New year, tough decisions. We've had an absolutely wild four years there and loved every bit of it.

"With any luck the next venue isn't too far away and we're back to it.

"It's been a blast, keep an eye out for what the year ahead holds for us and we'll hopefully see you all soon."

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The bar was opened in 2019 by Craig Allison and Rory Smith.

The news of the bar's closure was joined by plans to relocate the distillery to its recently opened Itteringham Arms pub near Aylsham.

There were also assurances that the Gyre & Gimble store in The Royal Arcade would remain open. 

The Strangers Tavern which is next door will not be affected by the closure.

Gyre & Gimble won the best bar prize at the Muddy Stilettos' 2023 awards and the UK Gin Producer Trophy at The IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition) 2023.