An upgraded garden seating 200 with a giant outdoor screen is included a fresh new look of popular pub The Silver Fern in Warsash. 

A total of 18 new staff have been employed following the six-figure renovation. 

A special ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Net Cooper and Kate Scott, who support the community via the Swanwick Lions Club, at a reopening party. 

Daily Echo: The Silver Fern in Warsash has reopened following refurbishment

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Female duo The Estelles performed the best of Motown, soul and pop, while guests also enjoyed table magic and a balloon artist. 

General manager Luke Wilson said: "Our team at The Silver Fern have been so excited to open our doors back to the Warsash community, we can’t wait to see customer’s reactions to our fantastic relaunch.

“We are proud of how The Silver Fern is a focal point for the tight-knit community of Warsash, and the refurbishment has brought a whole new lease of life to the pub.

“We can’t wait to for locals and visitors to see our new and improved features, with staff ready to greet customers, both old and new. It doesn’t matter if you’re just dropping in for a quick drink or hosting a big family meal – we’ve got something for everyone."

Daily Echo: Luke Wilson, general manager of The Silver Fern in Warsash

The pub, in the heart of Warsash village, closed in February. Its décor has been updated and new beers Flint Eye and Level Head added. A new food menu will launch later in the year.

The beer garden now features a heated pergola.

Sports fans have eight TVs to choose from, including the large outdoor screen, while visitors are in with a chance of a free roast dinner with the weekly burn the bill. 

What’s more, the pub runs a weekly ‘burn the bill’ offer at 2pm during the sunday roast , where one lucky table can get their bill on the house!

Daily Echo: The Silver Fern in Warsash has reopened following refurbishment

An Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny will attract families this coming weekend while entertainment over the bank holiday will include country music artist Alan Finlan on Thursday and pop rock favourite Trev Varri on Saturday. 

The pub, which is dog friendly, sponsors the local football team Warsash Wasps. 

On Mondays, The Silver Fern hosts a community coffee morning supporting Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Daily Echo: The Silver Fern in Warsash has reopened following refurbishment

Tuesday is quiz night, Wicked Wednesdays sees a magician come in to wow kids and adults alike, while Thursday is steak night.