IT IS the popular pub that has a whole new look.

The Four Horseshoes in Nursling re-opened for business with a new restaurant and re-furbished bar after being closed for 18 months.

Under new ownership, The Four Horseshoes has positioned its dining experience at the forefront of its offering, describing its menu as "great value British pub food with a fine dining twist".

The venue is now appealing to a wide range of customers – regulars for a pint after work, the local workforce at neighbouring Ordnance Survey and foodies of all ages.

General manager Lewis Rosario said: “It’s been a fantastic start to the new look Four Horseshoes after many months of hard work and preparation.

“We have been delighted with the feedback from customers and we are very encouraged by our forward bookings.

“We are looking to build up a reputation for cooking good quality, locally sourced affordable food.

“Fresh fish and meat will also be favourites on the menu and we are proud to be members of Hampshire Fare.”

The bar serves popular local ales including Romsey Gold, Ringwood Bitter and Doom Bar.

The most popular dishes on the menu are the fish and chips, Hampshire ribeye steak and confit duck leg.

The pub also has its own herb garden so guests will often see staff visiting the garden to collect a range of different herbs for meals.

The venue also hosts many live music events for visitors to enjoy in the evening.

Earlier this year, the pub reopened after it was closed for 18 months.

In October 2018, funding to revive the pub was given the go-ahead.

In July, the pub reopened and welcomed more than 20 full and part time employees, including restaurant and bar staff.