A city centre pub is reopening tonight after being bought by the 'sandwich expert' on Sunday Brunch.

Max Halley announced in September that he has bought The Five Bells on Salt Lane.

It will open tonight (Monday, November 1) for business with a quirky touch - the speedboat from the set of the TV show Bullseye in the garden, in which drinkers can sit and enjoy a pint.

The sandwich chef has announced in a post on Instagram that the pub is "dog (and duck) friendly obvs".


You can also apply to work there - Max says he is looking for one full time and three part time members of staff.

"Please come down, say hello to any of us, or email hello@bestpubintheworld.com and we can have a chat about it all," says the Instagram post.

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He first announced his plans on the Sunday Brunch episode on September 12.

Live from London, Max was interviewed over video call by hosts Tim Lovejoy and Miquita Oliver.

He said: "This is the biggest news in my life at the moment - I have bought a boozer in Salisbury and I'm going to put a speedboat in the garden.

"We're going to have it in the garden and let people have a pint sitting in the speedboat in the pub garden."

He said the pub will continue to be called The Five Bells, adding: "It is sacrilege to change a pub's name".

Max is the resident sandwich and condiment expert on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, and he has appeared as a guest chef on ITV's This Morning.

He opened Max's Sandwich Shop in Stroud Green, a restaurant dedicated to sandwiches, in 2014.

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