The Ring O’Bells in West Kirby is to open its doors to customers on Friday 8 December.
It marks the end of a four year closure, after Greene King called time on its ownership of the historic hostelry in January 2020.
Contractors have been working furiously over the last few weeks to complete the work in time for the festive season.
On Wednesday, owners Stange & Co held a soft opening for invited guests – including West Kirby Today – to show off the sensitive refurbishment of the historic hostelry for the first time.
Changes to the layout have seen the bar area extended, and it now flows into a new side extension garden room.
The steps down to the lower area of the pub have been replaced by a ramp, and the toilets have been moved upstairs (an accessible toilet is available on the ground floor), where there is also a new private dining room available for hire.
Outside there is a new patio dining area, and a freshly landscaped lawn.
During our visit, the staff we spoke to talked excitedly about their own memories of the pub and how much they are looking forward to it opening its doors.
Owners Stange & Co said: “With all hands to the pump over the last few weeks we’ve managed to get over the final hurdle and are so happy to say we are open this Friday from 12pm.
“If you’ve been past the pub over the last couple of days then you’ll have seen the Christmas lights twinkling and the pub looking good to go.
“We’re having a few days of staff training to get them all up to speed and then the doors will be open to all from Friday.”
For more information visit https://ring-o-bells.co.uk/.
Photo credits: Stange & Co