A pub is set to reopen with a brand-new look after a £418,000 refurbishment.

The Bell, at Forest Road in Walthamstow has been closed as it underwent a major makeover.

New general manager Dave Morrish and his son Joseph are leading the welcoming party as they look forward to opening the doors again on Friday, October 21.

Some of the changes include new furniture, refreshed décor a function room for groups and events as well as booths eating with built in screens.

There is also an extended food and drinks menu with a focus on craft beers and artisian gins and spirits.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A glimpse inside The BellA glimpse inside The Bell (Image: Stonegate)

Mr Morrish has been working in the hospitality industry since he was 16 and looks forward to serving people at the east London pub.

He said: “The Bell has had a great past as one of East London’s best pubs and now it has a great future ahead too.

“It is good to be here and meet so many locals. The Bell has been part of the community for years and that will continue.

“It has a great presence on the street and with these big windows it’s light, airy and welcoming. The warmth and character of The Bell is still here, just as it has always been.”

The manager added: “It’s not just about the quality food and drinks we have, it’s about being the social hub of the area.

“Pubs are the original and best meeting place for communities and The Bell is a classic example of this. We are here for everyone, all day, every day. I’m very proud of this great pub. Come in and see for yourself.”

A reopening party will be taking place during the opening day, with members from the Camden Hells brewery joining from 6pm to 8pm and a live DJ providing entertainment from 8pm onwards.

The pub, owned by pub company Stonegate, has also teased there may be some giveaways during the night too.