A pub near Bury St Edmunds that was well known for its carveries has been closed.

The Bunbury Arms, on the A143 at Great Barton, has been shut by its former tenant.

Greene King, which owns the property, has confirmed it is searching for a new landlord to take charge of the building.

The Bunbury Arms is the latest Suffolk pub to close in recent weeks, with The Swan in Monks Eleigh and the Railway Tavern in Saxmundham among those also shutting.

A spokesman for Greene King said: "We can confirm The Bunbury Arms has been closed by our tenant and we are looking for a new partner to operate this pub with us.

"The pub is well known within the area and popular for its great food and drink offering.

"Our search for a new partner has only just begun so anyone interested should get in touch to find out more."

The "popular food-led pub" is now being advertised for any prospective partners to take on the village's only pub.

A description on the Greene King website claims the pub could introduce a "coffee offer" in a bid to attract morning trade.

It states: "The Bunbury Arms in Great Barton is a popular local pub, famous locally for a great carvery offer.

"The pub trades at an 80/20 split in favour of food and either expanding the carvery offer or exploring other food options are the future for this great pub.

"Sitting in a prominent roadside position, the pub would benefit from a great coffee offer to attract morning trade and expand the trading hours.

"The site attracts families and older customers and is especially busy at weekends.

"It is also the only pub in the village."

News of the closure was greeted with shock and disappointment on social media

On Facebook, Anne Smith said: "Such a shame. This used to be a great pub. You used to have to book to get a meal there."

Alison Cornell added: "So sad. Will miss the great food."