The managers of a Silsden pub are looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces when they re-open following a refurbishment.

The Robin Hood, in Kirkgate, has benefited from a joint investment of £170,000 by new leaseholders Darren and Sue Robinson and owners Punch Taverns During the three-week closure the pub was redecorated in a traditional style and a catering kitchen was added.

The pub, which will re-launch from 6pm today, will feature two additional guest cask ales and a larger range of lagers and ciders.

Mr Robinson said: “Having been brought up in pubs, I’ve always had a passion for the industry and after looking for the perfect pub we found the Robin Hood.

“Sue and I could see the pub’s potential and it now looks fantastic. We really like how the pub has been given a fresher look and feel without losing the cosy surroundings.”