PIZZA fans will be delighted to hear that a new chain is opening its doors in Winchester replacing a highly regarded restaurant.

Papa Johns will replace the former Manow Thai at the Casson Block in St George’s Street after the restaurant closed suddenly earlier this month.

Work has now got underway, with changes already taking place for the pizza giant to move into the premises.

The new unit is just shy of 500ft away from one of the company’s main rivals Domino’s.

It not known when the store will open or how many jobs will be created.