The highly-anticipated reopening date for a village pub has been announced. 

The Long Melford Swan has been on the market since August last year. 

In November, the Bury St Edmunds brewer announced it had found new landlords after a three-month search

Gary Addison and his wife, Ashley, who currently run The White Horse in Sudbury, were revealed as the new landlords in December

The incoming tenants have announced that the much-loved village pub will reopen on Saturday at 4pm.

They will be serving drinks only. East Anglian Daily Times: Gary Addison and his wife Ashley, the current owners of The White Horse in SudburyGary Addison and his wife Ashley, the current owners of The White Horse in Sudbury (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

Speaking ahead of the opening, the pair said: "We are both young-ish in our years but very traditional in our views on how a pub should look and be run.

"There won't be any massive wholesale changes in a visual aspect but that will come with time so please bare with us.

"Fundamentally we want to get the product and the services spot on for everyone first. We will be returning the menu back to a good quality pub fayre offering and at very competitive prices for the area, we will be using local suppliers as we do at our sister pub The White Horse.

East Anglian Daily Times: The Long Melford SwanThe Long Melford Swan (Image: Newsquest)

"We'll have all your favourite spirits available and a very good wine offering, which we work closely with the wine boutique to select quality wines for everyone to enjoy.

"We also believe you'll all be pleasantly surprised at the pricing.

"We've been in Sudbury for nearly eight years now, we know what it takes to get it right and for us the swan is a long term project which we will slowly put our stamp on and we hope you enjoy and love the journey as much as we plan to."