A PUB dubbed a “hidden gem” by locals has come under new ownership.

The Bottoms Rest, in Lower Market Street, Hove, boasts an open plan yet cosy bar on the ground floor, with an open fireplace.

New owner Jacqui Morgan and her family are keen to make their mark. She said: “We are delighted to have acquired the Bottoms Rest, which has a great following.”

The pub will retain its original manager, so regulars will still be able to see a familiar face at the popular local.