THE NEW faces behind a countryside pub are looking forward to giving customers new and old a warm welcome.

New landlords Rachel and Nigel Cramman are now behind the bar at The Drum and Monkey Pub, near Newbridge Green in Upton Upon Severn.

It had reopened after landlady Liz Jennings announced she would be leaving the pub on Sunday, March 31 following her decision to retire.

The couple are now looking to bring a warm and friendly environment to the eatery.

Mrs Cramman confirmed that all opening times will remain the same, with the pub open from Tuesday through to Sunday while remaining closed on a Monday.

She also revealed there would be a "few tweaks" to the menu that will be providing customers with a wide range of food.

"We will be offering Sunday lunches," she said. 

"There will be live music on Sundays, mainly acoustic, as part of Music Sundays.

"We will give customers a nice warm welcome."

Previous landlady Mrs Jennings confirmed the news on the pub's Facebook page.

"Important News," she said.

"I am leaving The Drum and Monkey on 31st March - thanks everyone for your custom and take care in the future."

People responded to the post with well wishes and wishing her the best for the future.

The new people behind the bar have also received a number of messages wishing them good luck prior to the opening.

The pub now has a new Facebook page, where regular updates have been posted.

There are events in the pipeline with a patch of land next to the pub often used as a campsite where people can book and stay for a range of events such as music festivals and bike meets.

Honey Pod Farm is tucked away behind the pub as a small eco-friendly glamping site on organic farmland.

A skittle alley is also now up and running and there is an exciting project which is currently a work in progress and will be revealed in due course.