A COUNTRY house near Droitwich is now open from the earlier time of 9am.

Hanbury Hall, managed by the National Trust, is now open at the earlier time.

A spokesperson for the National Trust said: "We are now open from 9am. Perfect for those of you that enjoy an early morning dog walk and a coffee. Visitor reception, the gardens, parkland and Stables Cafe will be open from 9am (food available from 9.30am) while the Hall and Courtyard Kitchen will open at 10am as normal."