A MANNINGTREE pub has begun its preparations for the World Cup by opening a new cellar.

The Red Lion in South Street has moved its cellar from a separate building to within the confines of the pub.

Its new location is behind the bar and has been fitted with the latest cooling equipment, helping the pub to reduce its carbon footprint.

Landlord Tom West said: “It was a mammoth task to move the cellar but once we had made the decision it was all hands on deck."