DRINKERS piled into a Botley building – now better known for burgers – to toast a pub's reopening.

Clinking glasses at the Carpenters Arms in October 1978, landlord Don Bell smiles for the Oxford Mail camera with landlady Olga Bell (right).

The husband and wife were celebrating the relaunch alongside Morrells brewery's trade manager Tom Hall (left) and, pictured next to him, managing director Tony Worth.

Regulars relished the return of their local, four months after it shut due to the previous landlord's bankruptcy.

According to our report, the pub was 'overflowing' on reopening night.

Residents would struggle to enjoy a pint in the bar now, after it was converted into a branch of McDonald's.