The bells of an historic church in Thame rang out to mark the re-opening of a nearby public house.

The Six Bells, in Lower High Street, takes its name from the bells at St Mary the Virgin Church, and has undergone a £160,000 refurbishment focusing on reviving the traditional features of the pub.

To mark the occasion, the church bells were rung with pub regulars, guests and visitors invited to tour the church and tower before celebrating at the hostelry, which employs 12 staff.