A PUB once at the heart of Alcester’s community is set to re-open.
The Holly Bush on Henley Street suddenly shut in October after a notice was put up in the window by previous owner Tracey Deffley announcing they were closing after 16 years.
But now the pub has been taken over by new management and is set to open on Monday (March 2).
The popular spot will be run by landlord Nigel Smith in partnership with Everards Brewery.
Mr Smith has two other pubs, The Fleece Inn at Bretforton which is owned by the National Trust, and the Cardinal’s Hat in Worcester which has links to the civil war.
He said: “I am looking forward to The Holly Bush once more becoming a central part of the Alcester community.
“Alcester folk, real ale fans as well as local clubs, groups and societies are welcomed back and invited to come in and meet our team when we open up again on March 2.
“We are planning a busy and fun schedule of events and hope the community will get involved.”