A popular Kingston pub has finally reopened after spending more than £100,000 on a makeover.

Earl Beatty in Kingston has been completely remodelled inside and now has a much bigger beer garden – doubling its outdoor capacity.

The big 1930s pub on West Barnes Lane underwent the huge investment to modernise its interior and exterior.

The pub closed on October 17 for the revamp so punters can enjoy it in all weathers.

The venue’s outdoor capacity has doubled as the beer garden was extended to include a new heated pergola, with a big TV.

The front of Earl Beatty, which is owned by Greene King, has also been upgraded to give it a welcoming feel.

The pub has been remodelled internally too with a new colour scheme and furniture – along with upgraded dining areas and toilets.

The investment has brought in new staff members, with many new positions at the pub already filled.

Earl Beatty is running a range of deals following the reopening and has boosted its sports offering with seven large screen TVs for guests to enjoy the football this winter.

Monika Kostrzewa-Mroz, general manager of Earl Beatty, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming guests to experience our exciting new offering including a large menu that offers something for everyone as well as an extensive and exciting cask and craft range, which will really appeal to all.

"We also have a new cocktail centre piece which will really be a popular feature.

“We’ll be hosting lots of exciting new occasions from brunch to Sunday roasts to casual drinks with friends all of which can be booked online.

"Finally, we’ve got a packed schedule of events coming up, from monthly live music and weekly quiz nights to showing all the winter sporting action on our big screen TVs, so do make sure to pop in and see our brand new look.”

News of the pub’s reopening came as data from CAMRA showed Kingston-upon-Thames had lost almost a quarter of its pubs over the last two decades.

The South West London borough lost 43 pubs since 2000, according a report from March 2022.