A GOURMET country pub in the heart of one of Worcestershire's most beautiful villages has, quite literally, been gift-wrapped ahead of its grand opening later this month.

The historic Kings Arms in Ombersley, near Worcester has been decked in a huge red bow ready for an early Christmas present - the pub's grand reopening to the public.

This is set to take place on Wednesday, November 22 and the Kings Arms will be under a completely new team with a new menu and new kitchen.

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The pub even has a big red bow ready for it to be 'unwrapped' in time for Christmas as the new owners want to restore the pub to its former glory as a gourmet pub serving high quality, locally sourced food.

The grade II listed, timber-framed building which dates from the 1400s has been bought by an entrepreneur and businessman, Tim Hopkins, the chief executive officer of the Gemini Group.

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It has been redecorated and refurnished ahead of the grand opening.

"I have invested in businesses all over the world but my heart is in the local community. I'm from Ombersley. It will be put back to its original status as a country gourmet pub.

"I'm opening businesses locally using local produce, supporting the local community as well as putting Ombersley Court Estate back together," he said.

He added: "I have spent £10's of millions on the Elms, Ombersley Court, Checketts, The Jockey and Kings Arms ensuring I own the freehold gives the business security and longevity as well as locals being able to enjoy consistent quality.

"I have successfully grown my businesses worldwide but still enjoy investing locally. I support local businesses buying their produce. Local people with employment and create further attractions to enhance the values of property locally by having amazing eateries and accommodation to enjoy."

Mark Bevan is the managing director to lead the new team at the Kings Arms.

Mr Hopkins, whose main business is Gemini Accident Repairs, said he had just invested £5 million in building Kidderminster College and had invested in an educational park in the town with a million square feet.

Other establishments owned by Mr Hopkins include Ombersley Court and Checketts Deli (both in Ombersley), The Jockey Inn at Baughton and The Elms Hotel and Spa at Abberley.