An historic pub has temporarily closed while it is given a £200,000 facelift.

The Kings Head in Kings Head Hill, Chingford, will reopen on Friday, February 8, having created three new jobs and boasting a repainted exterior and new signage.

The public house, built in the 1880s, will also have ten hand-pumped ales brewed within a 20-mile radius as well as others from further afield, an increase from its six current pumps on offer.

Owners the Stonegate Pub Company will also introduce new patio furniture, giant umbrellas and heaters in the garden, as well as covers for people to use it even when it rains.

Pub manager Linzi Price said: “It’s been around four years since our last investment so we are delighted that Stonegate, who took over the pub in November 2010, are investing in the Kings Head. 

“The team and I are really excited about showcasing our new pub. We are proud of the Kings Head and the role that it plays within our community and the investment can only enhance our customers’ experience.”

The pub will also boast a new dark oak floor and a new bar, as well as new furnishings and softer lighting.

It reopens at midday on Friday and on its opening weekend Ms Price is holding a ‘meet the brewer’ session, where a real ale brewer from Somerset will talk about creating their beer.

This is set to become a regular feature.