The landlords of a much-loved east Suffolk pub have announced their last day after putting the venue up for sale earlier this month. 

The Sorrel Horse in Shottisham, south of Woodbridge, has been run by Clement Sigaut and Rebecca Murland for the past three years and they will now hand over the keys to a new landlord.

Their last day behind the bar will be on Sunday, April 28, and they plan to say goodbye to the village pub with a seafood twist. 

The pub was put on the market earlier this month after Ms Murland said the pair were ready to relocate back to France after living in the UK for 10 years.

East Anglian Daily Times: The team at The Sorrel Horse in ShottishamThe team at The Sorrel Horse in Shottisham (Image: Charlotte Bond)

They said in a statement: "We are so proud of what we have achieved over the last three years and we are so thankful to everyone of you for supporting us.

"We will be bringing back some of our classic dishes to the menu that you won’t want to miss out on."

The pair will be handing the keys over to the new owners on Wednesday, May 1 with a reopening date yet to be announced.

Speaking about the decision to sell, Ms Murland said: "It hasn't been an easy decision but we decided that we wanted to go while the girls were still young enough."

"The pub thrives in the summer so we would probably be looking for someone to take it on from April onwards so they don't miss the start of the summer season.

"It has been a big decision but I think it is the right one for us as a family."

The lease of the pub, which has 15 years remaining, was being sold at £50,000. 

The traditional pub is located on the road between Woodbridge and Shingle Street and has a large garden and converted barn used for pizza events on site.