An Oxford city centre favourite pub has been handed a major interior makeover.

The Head of the River on Folly Bridge reopened in May following a transformative refurbishment which spanned several months.

Nestled on the banks of the Thames, the Fuller's-owned watering hole boasts a bar, riverside dining area and garden, and 19 boutique bedrooms which all now have new décor.

The bar and dining areas, which reopened earlier in the spring, feature wood-panelled walls complemented by comfortable seating and plenty of natural light.

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The Head of the River can be found in Oxford.The Head of the River can be found in Oxford. (Image: Fuller's)

Outside, the riverside garden is a place to enjoy the sunshine and a drink from the range of beers, wines, spirits and alcohol-free options available at the bar.

The bedrooms have all undergone refurbishments with the addition of modern comforts, including aircon in every room, in a traditional setting.

Some of the rooms have also been turned into family rooms, with bunk beds, for those looking to stay with the younger members of their family.

The rooms are all named after famous and noble Oxonions along with their corresponding Oxford college shields.

Famous Oxford names included are the astronomer, Edmond Halley as well as Geraldine Jones, the first female Oxford Union President, and Sir Roger Bannister, neurologist and athlete.

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The city centre pub has been changed inside.The city centre pub has been changed inside. (Image: Fuller's)

The Head of the River also has a new food menu featuring dishes with seasonal and fresh ingredients.

Alongside pub classics such as fish and chips, the menu features grill dishes such as tandoori lamb kebabs, and miso cauliflower and celeriac kebabs served with a choice of sides.

As part of the refurbishment, the pub is now fully electric making it Fuller’s first fully electric hotel.

To support its journey to Net Zero, Fuller’s is committed to procuring 100 per cent renewable electricity sourced from wind, solar and hydroelectricity.

The kitchen equipment and all other appliances in the pub and hotel are now powered by electricity and The Head of the River is now a Green Tourism Bronze Award winner.

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The bedrooms have been updated.The bedrooms have been updated. (Image: Fuller's)

David Oram, general manager of the watering hole said: “I’m delighted to reopen The Head of the River fully.

“Our beautiful riverside dining area, bar and garden reopened earlier in the spring and it’s been wonderful seeing so many people back dining and drinking with us.

“But now we can offer the full experience with newly refurbished bedrooms.

“They’ve all been transformed and modernised, to offer the highest level of comfort in the heart of Oxford, so make sure you book a night with us in one of our famous Oxonian rooms.

“My team and I look forward to welcoming you.”

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The Head of the River's new interior.The Head of the River's new interior. (Image: Fuller's)

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