AN MP will help open a village pub today after a complete renovation.

The Hare in West Hendred has been shut for the past four years but is due to be open again under new licensees, Kate Hayden and Paul Warriner.

Ed Vaizey will visit the pub to mark the celebrations.

Owners Star Pubs & Bars has spent £500,000 doing up the 200-year-old building, bringing to an end residents’ concerns about its future.

The investment has seen the exterior of the clapboard building renovated and redecorated.

Its former name has been reinstated and new signage and lighting added.