FORMER Kidderminster landlords are celebrating a year in their new pub.

Giorgia Johnson and Matt Crisp used to run the Red Man in Kidderminster - now called The Post House - but moved to The Old Bush Revived in Rowley Regis.

The couple have been at their new pub for a year and are celebrating the milestone this Friday (December 22) with a party and live music.

They took the Powke Lane pub over last December at the same time as it was bought by Black Country Ales, which gave it a complete makeover.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The couple are now running the Old Bush Revived The couple are now running the Old Bush Revived (Image: Handout)

Giorgia, aged 31, said: "The feedback has been really positive - people really like what's been done to the pub.

"It's updated and the smaller rooms have been knocked through to make it open plan, but still has a traditional feel.

"We have open fires - it's very warm and welcoming.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The pub has a traditional look The pub has a traditional look (Image: Handout)

"We're staging lots of events and we are a success story - we are steady in sales week by week and doing well at a time when unfortunately it seems like a lot of pubs are closing.

"We want to get the word out that we are here as some people living nearby didn't realise the pub had new owners."

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The pub, which has a five star hygiene rating, stages events such as dog nights where services such as groomers, trainers, walkers and pet photographers come together and pooches are welcome.

It has held a charity bridal show to support Mary Stevens Hospice and hosts quizzes, bingo nights and live music. It serves bar snacks including pork pies and cobs and has a darts team.

The party on Friday will feature music from singer Bella Boen from 8pm.

The Old Bush Revived is open Sunday to Thursday from noon till 11pm and from noon till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.