The popular Cheshire village pub The Cholmondeley Arms is set to reopen its doors next month.

The Cheshire recipient of the County Dining Pub of the Year Award 2021, has been closed since December last year but is set to reopen on April 14.

A statement on the pub's Facebook page said that the business is currently on the hunt for "charismatic and driven individuals" to help them get back to "serving great food and great drink in a friendly, welcoming environment".

Owners Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin had previously explained to their customers that "34 weeks of closures due to three lockdowns in just 54 weeks" had had an enormous impact on the industry workforce.

"Add Brexit to the mix, travel restrictions from abroad, plus the rural nature of the Cholmondeley Arms and you have a 'perfect storm' on the recruitment of the people we need to maintain the exceptional standards of food and drink, that make the Cholmondeley Arms the award-winning pub that it is."

Planning a small refurbishment, they said that they would be return "stronger than ever" and are due to be back up and running in just under one month's time.