A Suffolk pub has reopened – only a few days after shutting. 

It was announced last Tuesday that The Royal Oak in Stowmarket would be temporarily closing. 

Greene King revealed it would be working on a solution to reopen the pub as soon as possible. 

The pub has now opened its doors once more – with familiar faces at the helm. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The management team behind The Royal Oak in StowmarketThe management team behind The Royal Oak in Stowmarket (Image: The Royal Oak)

"Basically because our launch went so well they have asked us to look after it," said Ysobel Hellon-Warwick, who also runs the nearby The Swan at Needham Market. 

"We want to try and build it as a community pub. We are super excited." 

Pub group The Rose and Thorn Pub Company will take on the day-to-day running of the venue while a permanent landlord is found. 

James Farrington, who is Stowmarket born and bred and used to drink in the pub, will be the general manager of the pub.

Ysobel added: "More than anything, we just want to prepare it to be as perfect as we can.

"It is a hard thing when you go into somewhere as you want to build a trust, as these people have been going to these pubs for years."

It is hoped that a permanent landlord for the pub will be found soon.