A well-known riverside pub in Oxford will reopen this weekend after a two-month closure for refurbishments.

The Head of the River in St Aldate's sits beside the river Thames in the heart of the city and is a favourite watering hole among locals and tourists alike.

Its location ensures that its surrounding views are scenic especially in the summer.

Oxford Mail: The pub has been closed since March.The pub has been closed since March. (Image: Newsquest)

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The pub suddenly closed on Friday, March 8, for major renovations despite welcoming a full beer garden the Sunday before.

This was to allow for major renovations to be done to the pub and, shortly afterwards, scaffolding was wrapped around the face of the building.

Now almost two months later and the boozer is still shut but the scaffolding has now been removed.

Oxford Mail: The pub has had major refurbishments.The pub has had major refurbishments. (Image: Newsquest)

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Workers could be seen on May Morning renovating the famous metal crane which sits outside by the river’s edge.

The pub, which is owned by Fuller’s Brewery, has now revealed that it will reopen as soon as this Saturday.

A spokesperson for the pub said on Wednesday: “We’re so close now so here’s a little taste of what’s to come on Saturday from noon when we officially open our pub and kitchen doors again.”

Several sneak peek images were posted online by the pub showing some cosmetic alterations inside but little was revealed as to the extent of the changes.