A new Norfolk-based company Pickled Inns has been a launched after the acquisition of two pubs from Flying Kiwi Inns, the group led by Kiwi chef Chris Coubrough and his wife Jo, M&C Report has learnt.

Pickled Inns is led and backed by former Flying Kiwi Inns directors Colin Duckworth and Philip Parker.

The company, which is looking to add further sites in the region, comprises the Kings Head in Letheringsett and the Crown Inn in East Rudham.

Flying Kiwi Inns opened its first site, the Crown Hotel, at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, in 2003.

It also operates the Ship Hotel, Brancaster and the White Hart Hotel in Hingham.