A PUB has reopened under new management two weeks after the former management left in bitter circumstances.

New landlord Joe Gibson, from Middlesbrough, was delighted to confirm the reopening of Pepper’s Ghost, in High Road Leyton, just two weeks after it was temporarily closed.

Owner of the pub, Punch Taverns, spent £300,000 renovating Pepper’s Ghost for a grand opening in September, much to the excitement of the Bakers Arms community.

But five months later the pub company evicted the pub landlords Jeff Ginsbergh and Victoria Sanders earlier this month with “immediate termination”.

The shock eviction made the pair “homeless” with Mr Ginsbergh lashing out at the pub company’s “servitude” working conditions.

Mr Gibson will be hoping for a smoother ride at the helm of Pepper’s Ghost, revealing plans to hold lots of community events to bring the area together.

He said: “I’ve got lots of mates in east London, I love it round here.”

The landlord has worked in pubs in Shoreditch and across London but with “prices going through the roof” in those areas he has arrived further east.

He added: “It reminds me of the north east.

“It is good to see friendly people again.”