Celebrity chef and restauranteur Marco Pierre White has been busy supervising the relaunch celebrations at one of his Norfolk businesses.

The Old Coach House at Thornham has undergone a major refurbishment which has also seen its name changed back to the Chequers Inn.

Special guests and locals were invited to the relaunch celebrations on Wednesday  with the top chef himself attending.

Operations manager at the inn, Steve Stafford, said everyone was excited about the work carried out and the name changing back to the original.

He said the more recent name of The Old Coach House had been a bone of contention within the village and many local people were pleased  to see it revert.

New signs, re-decoration, fresh furniture, new menus and making the outside area safer for children are just some of the changes to be made.

The television personality and restauranteur, who trained Gordon Ramsey, took over the High Street premises three years ago.

He also owns the nearby Lifeboat Inn in Thornham which is part of the Wheeler’s of St James’s portfolio of inns.

Mr Pierre White regularly spends time at both of the coastal inns and he has personally designed and created the new menu at Chequers Inn.

“There has been a lot of excitement here with all the changes,” said Mr Stafford.