A highly-anticipated gastropub opening has again had to be delayed.

The Three Fishes in Mitton, which is owned by former Michelin-starred chef Nigel Haworth, has announced that the opening date has had to be changed to November 17, five days later originally planned due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

A post on the restaurant Facebook page said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be opening on November 12 like originally planned.

“Our new opening date will be November 17.

“We are all so excited about welcoming you to the new Three Fishes and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

The pub was originally scheduled to open towards the end of October.

A huge renovation has been taking including redecorating, landscaping and drainage work being completed to get the restaurant ready for opening.

Nigel first took over The Three Fishes in Mitton in 2004, transforming it into one of the country’s most iconic pubs – winning multiple awards for its food and service.

It was bought by Chester-based restaurant chain Brunning and Price in 2018 which later closed it.

Having held a Michelin-star for over 20 years, Nigel was born in Whalley.

From his initial training in Lancashire, he embarked on a culinary journey covering London, Scotland and Switzerland, before returning home to take over the kitchen as Head Chef at Northcote Manor, Langho, in 1984.