A landmark Sunderland pub is set to reopen after a £260,000 refit.
An open-plan dining area, new menu, revamped beer garden and new HD screens for live sport are among new additions to The Board Inn at East Herrington.
Two new jobs will also be created at the Durham Road pub.
Manager David Martin.said: “We’re making a great pub even better, with the most superior sports viewing, and a community hub of which we’re really proud.
“We have a diverse customer base. That’s why we’ve focussed on choice and value with the new menu."
Pool and darts competitions mid week, Monday night sport and dominoes; quizzes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, live bands on Fridays and Saturdays, and Sunday roasts are among the regular activities on the bill at the pub.
The Board Inn's official VIP opening takes place on March 10 at 5pm when deputy mayor of Sunderland Councillor Doris Macknight will pull the first craft pint.
Six new HD screens and a large projector are being installed for screening sports, with everything from boxing to football and horseracing, with table service provided during big games.
The pub continues to support St Benedict’s Hospice, having raised £2,000 for the charity in memory of much-loved local Elaine Fenton who recently passed away.