A POPULAR pub is back open with a brand new look after it was closed for a major refurb.

The Bridge Inn, one of Stourport's oldest pubs, underwent a £400,000 upgrade to "revive its former glory."

The pub, which dates back to 1790, closed in October ahead of the revamp and has reopened today (December 15) in time for the festive period.

Star Pubs & Bars Ltd, Heineken’s pub business, and local operators McLoughlin Leisure Ltd, were behind the upgrade and six new jobs have been created on the back of the investment.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

The inside of the pub has been redecorated to create a "more modern look and feel whilst retaining its classic character." The exterior of the pub has also been given a makeover and food has been reintroduced at the pub.

The revamped pub is being run by Alex McLoughlin and his girlfriend Danielle Elrick.

They previously ran The Red Man in Kidderminster for a number of years followed by The Wharf Inn at Holt fleet.

Alex, who was born in Kidderminster, is also well known locally for his mobile disco business – ADM Discos – which he has run since a teenager.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

Alex and Danielle’s will be hosting quiz nights, karaoke nights, and local live acts. The duo will re-introduce their “Sunday Funday Disco” plus a “Cask Club” on a Monday offering discounted cask ale.

Commenting on the pub's transformation, landlord Alex McLoughlin, aged 35, said: "It's exceeded my expectations. It looks fantastic.

"We're glad to be back open".

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He thanked the Stourport Civic Society for helping to source old photographs to showcase the history of the pub.

Live entertainment returns to the pub tonight with a UB40 tribute.