A village pub has reopened less than a month after its landlords departed the “wonderful” property for the final time.

The Six Bells on The Green in Warborough had operated for the last time on Wednesday, March 27, as the family in charge of the pub chose to depart.

Landlords Gary and Sam moved into the pub in October 2022 but ended their tenure last month after one last night with regulars.

Now just over a fortnight on and the town’s pub has reopened much to locals’ delight with a new team taking over.

Oxford Mail: The Oxfordshire pub is popular on Tripadvisor.The Oxfordshire pub is popular on Tripadvisor. (Image: The Six Bells)

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“Thanks to all those that have supported us over the years,” said the previous landlords in a public statement.

“You'll also like to know that Emma and her team are taking over the pub and hope to have it open by Tuesday, April 9, if not before.

“Please give them all your support as we are sure Emma will do a tremendous job there.”

The couple had previously put out a heartfelt message on the pub’s Facebook page on the final night of their tenure, thanking everyone for their custom.

“We would just like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us since we started to run the Six Bells,” read the post.

Oxford Mail: The pub at Christmas in 2022.The pub at Christmas in 2022. (Image: The Six Bells)

“We've had a blast and we hope you have enjoyed the events we put on.

“Thanks to all those who managed to turn out for our last night.

“We were overwhelmed by your support and we were completely surprised and thankful for the gifts and cards you bought us.

“We hope someone comes in to run the Bells pretty soon because it is a wonderful pub in the heart of a caring and supportive community.

“We have met some lovely people and made some wonderful friends in the short time we have been here. We will miss you all, but we will be back for sure."

Oxford Mail: The pub closed in February after the previous landlords departed.The pub closed in February after the previous landlords departed. (Image: Pexels)

The pub is a Grade II-listed village inn built as two cottages in around 1550 with a thatched roof that extends past the first-floor windows.

It overlooks the cricket green in the village of Warborough which has been featured in ITV series Midsomer Murders as well as other films.

There are separate dining and sitting areas opening off the main bar while a large patio with tables is in the front and a garden is at the back.

The pub is extremely popular with one Tripadvisor user saying: “Lovely place, found completely by chance.

“Wonderful staff and really excellent food. Way above pub food quality.”