A Norfolk pub’s beer garden has been named the best in the country at the Great British Pub Awards.

The Brisley Bell, in The Green, Brisley, beat pubs from across the UK to win the 'Best Beer Garden' title in a competition which saw judges travel across the country to find the winner.

Amelia Nicholson and Marcus Seaman bought the pub in 2015 in a derelict state and have since renovated the pub and garden.

Dereham Times: The outdoor patio of the Brisley Bell.The outdoor patio of the Brisley Bell. (Image: Archant)

The garden was a "labour of love" for the couple.

They invested in new garden furniture and created a whole new outdoor seating area called The Shed.

The Great British Pub Awards is described as the "Oscars of the pub industry" and celebrates the work which pubs do within communities.

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