A much-loved restaurant and wine bar will close down for the final time today. 

Earlier this month Joanna Knight and Rod Benson announced they would be closing their business Number 10 Wine Bar and Kitchen in Lavenham after 10 years at the helm. 

The final day of trading for the business will be on Friday. 

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

East Anglian Daily Times: Joanna Knight (left) and Rod Benson (middle) at Number 10 in LavenhamJoanna Knight (left) and Rod Benson (middle) at Number 10 in Lavenham (Image: Number 10)

"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."

Number 10 Wine Bar and Kitchen has been open in the village since 2013 after Babergh District Council gave approval to plans to turn the Grade-I listed property into a cafe-bar

Robert Lindsay, who is the county councillor for the village, said the business "will be missed" not only by the people of Lavenham but visitors to the area as well.

East Anglian Daily Times: Robert Lindsay who is a councillor for Lavenham Robert Lindsay who is a councillor for Lavenham (Image: Robert Lindsay)

"I've been there a few times and it was always well run, friendly and good quality. 

"I think it really added to the range of businesses and outlets in Lavenham because it wasn't just for tourists as a lot of locals also went there."

"It's a loss for Lavenham," Mr Lindsay added.

Ms Knight has hinted that Number 10 could reopen in the future but in a new location. 

"We are already seeking alternative premises in and around Lavenham," she said. 

"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."