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Wood Ditton's Three Blackbirds set to re-open its doors two years after fire tore through historic pub

A village pub is set to re-open tomorrow - two years after being ripped apart by fire.

The Three Blackbirds, in Wood Ditton, will re-open its doors tomorrow after a £1 million rebuild.

The Chestnut Group property was refurbished in 2017 but then destroyed by a blaze in 2018. Its new look sees nine new bedrooms added to the mix.

The Three Blackbirds, Wood Ditton (31502832)
The Three Blackbirds, Wood Ditton (31502832)

Philip Turner, Chestnut Group founder, said: “The launch of the fantastic bedrooms, landscaping and upstairs dining areas will breath new life into the business.

"The re-build has been a huge effort from local tradespeople and the team at Chestnut – it has also been disruptive to our neighbours, for which we apologise.”

The Three Blackbirds was destroyed by fire in 2018. Picture: Phil Fuller
The Three Blackbirds was destroyed by fire in 2018. Picture: Phil Fuller

The reopening will see the launch of The Barn – the area containing the new bedrooms with views across the countryside.

The 100-cover pub will continue to be dog-friendly and will now include a new doggy menu. It reopened to the public on Saturday.

Chestnut Group was founded in 2012 by Mr Turner, who established the business to champion hospitality in East Anglia.

Other company pubs include Moulton's Packhorse Inn, The Northgate, in Bury St. Edmunds, Barrow's Weeping Willow and The Westleton Crown, near Southwold.