The saloon doors are set to swing open on a new bar in Great Yarmouth - complete with its own range of Wild West-themed beers.

Tombstone Brewery has become so successful it is moving from its Estcourt Road home to bigger premises in the town.

It means Paul Hodgson can continue brewing his popular beers and also sell them in his own bar.

The 50-year-old is investing around £30,000 in the enterprise which involves a total makeover for the empty Cafe Nova premises in Stonecutters Way.

Subject to all the necessary permissions he hopes to open by the end of this month providing a new destination for real-ale lovers and a 'nice environment' for those seeking quality wines.

He said: 'It's all going to be premier beers, no shots or anything gimmicky, and premium whiskies and brandies. I just saw the place up for rent and it gives me the chance to move the brewery in the back and open up a saloon bar at the front.

'We are in the process of doing it up but we are not going to go overboard with the theme.

'For the seating we have gone for church pews and Edwardian bar stools and the tables will be waney wood.'

Mr Hodgson, who lives in Thames Way, Caister, said his beers which all have names like Gunslinger, Stagecoach and Lone Rider had gone down really well since he started up two years ago.

He said the secret of his success was the quality of his ingredients with more and more pubs stocking Tombstone beers as he expanded the range.

'The Tombstone bar will be a bit different to anything in Yarmouth,' he said. 'It is a case of continual investment in the brewery just to keep going and to keep up. Where I am is big enough but moving gives me the space to make and sell my own beer direct from the cask.

'There will be no taps or hand pulls just somewhere for real ale drinkers and young couples who want a nice environment and to drink quality wines.'

Having taken the premises on a nine year lease he hopes to open the bar on August 28, initially from Thursday to Sunday, moving the brewery over later.

'I am very excited,' he added. 'And of course it will mean that I am expanding and taking on staff. Norfolk is a great county for real ales, probably the top county and I will be specialising in Norfolk brews.'

Mr Hodgson who used to dabble in home-brewing before launching the serious business venture says he is delighted by his success.

Having settled in Estcourt Road he took inspiration from the nearby cemetery deciding on the name Tombstone, which will also hang above the new saloon bar.