A pub has finally reopened after major refurbishment following a fire.

The Albert, on Chipping Hill, Witham, had been closed since a first-floor fire broke out at the pub in September.

It had originally been due to open under new management and a new name, The Railway, in mid-December.

However, the damage caused by the fire was more extensive than first thought.

It re-opened for the first time on Saturday.

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