NEW owners of a Southampton pub have announced their "grand reopening" date

Corrine Yendle and Damian Etherington say they will hold a live music event at The Dolphin on June 23

It comes just weeks after the pub shut its doors to the shock of customers.

As reported other work being carried out on the revamp include a garden refurb, as well as a new menu containing exotic meats such as zebra, camel, kangaroo, python and elk.

It was one of a number of bars in the area to close in quick succession, including Portswood establishments The Waggoners Arms and Tramstop Bar & Kitchen.

The Dolphin is owned by Ei Publican Partnerships, an organisation which leases out pubs to tenants and boasts a portfolio of more than 5,000 establishments across the UK.