If you fancy a visit to an old pub which has been given a brand new look then there are plenty to choose from in Oxfordshire.

The refurbishment of historic pub The Chequers in Oxford cost £400,000.

Pub company Nicholson’s confirmed it had spent this amount on the revamp for the hostelry, which is set back from the city’s High Street.

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Nicholson’s says the revamp has allowed the pub to keep its traditional look and feel.

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Improvements include refurbishing original features such as the stained glass windows and carvings above the bar.

Along with new soft furnishings, drinkers can expect five new TV screens to catch all the sporting action across BT and Sky Sports.

As a cask and gin house specialist, the pub welcomes students, tourists, office workers and sports fans.

Another pub which has been given a revamp is the Jude The Obscure in Walton Street.

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The Greene King hostelry has had a complete interior redesign, bringing a fresh new look to the classic urban pub.

The award-winning pub boasts an all-new premium interior décor, with a teal and green colour palette throughout.

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Not only that, the pub has a new bar and has upgraded its drinks menu, including beers from local craft breweries White Horse and Siren, alongside its popular house brew Obscurity.

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Outside, guests can relax with new furniture and planters providing a pleasant atmosphere for an evening drink with friends or family.

The pub is now ‘heated and dog-friendly’, according to pub company Greene King.

General manager Timothy Bailey said earlier: “Jude The Obscure has always been a popular Oxford pub, and the whole team are thrilled to invite back our regulars and new customers so they can enjoy everything our new setting has to offer.”

The pub’s website says: “Situated in the heart of Jericho. Just a stroll from the famous spires of Oxford you will find Jude the Obscure, a traditional British pub with award-winning bar and kitchen.

“We have a beautiful heated and dog-friendly beer garden (with TVs).

“The pub itself has a very welcoming atmosphere where you will always feel at home. Join us for all major sport events - live on the big screen, as well as for live music on Thursday evenings.

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Mitchells & Butlers are planning to refurbish the Grade II-listed Royal Oak pub in Woodstock Road.

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And The Mitre pub in High Street is finally going to get a revamp after being shut in 2019 by Lincoln College.

Marston’s has the lease, and plans have been announced to launch a Gusto Italian restaurant.

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Outside Oxford, popular village pub The Rose Revived, in Newbridge, near Witney, has had a six-figure makeover.

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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