A CITY pub has re-opened but the manager says business is slow.

The Maltster on the Cornmarket, Worcester opened two weeks ago after closing a year ago.

Adam Dunkley, one of the new managers said: "We came in on the Monday and we had to strip the place and clean it because it was in a right mess. We opened on the Wednesday night. It was dire, we served half a coke. People have been coming in, we have started getting a few more people in, but today all we have had is two people."

Mr Dunkley, 43 said: "We tried setting up a facebook page but for some reason it got blocked. The other manager has appealed against it."

Mr Dunkley has taken on the pub with his cousin, Sam Dunkley. They are from Birmingham and have previously managed pubs in Birmingham and in Bromsgrove.

The managers are waiting to find out if their facebook page will be up and running, and Mr Dunkley said: "We are trying to get as many people as we can."

"On Friday night we had disco lights in the window and 80s music, and on Saturday we had 90s dance music. As soon as it takes of we will have cask ales, and the bar at the top will be a gin bar."

Mr Dunkley is also expecting to host live music and a DJ at the Star pub.