A new landlord will be taking over a village pub which has stood empty for several weeks.

The Farmers in Ormesby - previously known as the Jolly Farmers - will be reopening in the coming weeks.

The pub has been empty since early April. 

Last week, operators Stonegate Group placed a Notice of Peaceable Re-entry on the door, stating the existing lease has become forfeit.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Notice of Peaceable Re-entry on The Farmers' door.The Notice of Peaceable Re-entry on The Farmers' door. (Image: Denise Bradley)A spokesperson from Stonegate said the pub had been closed while the operators recruited a new publican.

"We are delighted to confirm a new publican has been found," the spokesperson said.

"And we hope to have the popular pub back open and trading just in time to welcome the local community back for the next May bank holiday.”

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Farmers in Ormesby.The Farmers in Ormesby. (Image: Denise Bradley)The Farmers underwent a £150,000 revamp in November 2021, which included the name change.

At the time Paul James, of Third Place Inns, said it had always been his intention to transform the pub since he took it over just as the pandemic hit in March 2020.

According to Company House records, Third Place Inns dissolved in January of this year.