The doors of a city centre pub are set to reopen after a dispute between its owners and former publicans.

The Edith Cavell, in Tombland, shut at the start of last year but was reopened in July by Brandon Hoult and Adrian Emmerson after a revamp.

Norwich Evening News: The boozer dates back to the mid-19th centuryThe boozer dates back to the mid-19th century (Image: Newsquest)

However, it closed again in mid-October for work to fix water ingress - with the former managers lashing out at owners Stonegate.

They said the pub company had "failed to fulfil their commitments to ensure a water-tight environment" and "failed to support us as operators during this challenging time".

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Months later the popular city centre boozer looks set to finally reopen - with a spokeswoman for Stonegate confirming it would be up and running again "in the next few weeks".

They said: “The Edith Cavell is currently closed.

Norwich Evening News: Notices have appeared on the premisesNotices have appeared on the premises (Image: Newsquest)

"New publicans will be taking over the community hub, which will be opening for trade as usual in the next few weeks.

"For further updates, please visit the pub's website.” 

Notices have also appeared at the premises asking the former managers to remove all remaining goods left at the site.

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These state that If the building isn't cleared by 4pm on February 6, the goods will either be sold or disposed of.

Stonegate put the pub, which dates back to the mid-19th century, on the market in January. 

The advert stated the annual rent was £45,000, with a forecast annual turnover of £445,000.

Norwich Evening News: The team at the Edith Cavell who took over in May 2023, from left, Jenny Knight, Lachlan Smith and Brandon HoultThe team at the Edith Cavell who took over in May 2023, from left, Jenny Knight, Lachlan Smith and Brandon Hoult (Image: Newsquest)

Richard Dixon, pub protection officer for the Norwich and District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra), previously said: "The pub suffered from flooding issues which caused disruption for the existing tenants, who had just taken over. 

"Perhaps this was the reason that the pub is now back on the market.

"Since inflation increases, many pubs find that running costs have increased considerably, as well as the rent, rates, VAT and duty before even breaking even - let alone make enough to pay themselves."