The owners of a much-loved restaurant and wine bar have announced they will be closing down the business at the end of the month. 

Joanna Knight and Rod Benson have managed Number 10 Wine Bar and Kitchen in Lavenham for the past 10 years. 

UPDATE: Lavenham reacts to closure of Number 10 Wine Bar and Kitchen

The pair first opened the business in 2013 after Babergh District Council gave approval to plans to turn the Grade-I listed property into a cafe-bar

The popular restaurant will close down for the final time on January 27. 

Ms Knight said: "We've had a wonderful 10 years being part of the community in Lavenham. 

"We are gone, but 'we will be back' is our motto. 

"We intend to go out with a bang, with our team, friends and customers, with our heads and our spirits held high."

Ms Knight said she and her team would be "delighted" to see as many customers as possible in the coming weeks before their closure. 

She added: "We are already seeking alternative premises in and around Lavenham so it is not the end of Number 10 as we fully intend to reopen with our brilliant team and carry on this fantastic business. 

"Rod and I are so thankful to be a part of this amazing community over the last 10 years, it has been a whirlwind and we are feeling very positive for the future. 

"Thank you so much for your support in the last few years and I know the loss of Number 10 in its current form will be felt across the community, but we will be back."