A HALESOWEN pub has closed for the month while it undergoes a £120k revamp.

The Hare and Hounds on Hagley Road is being refurbished thanks to Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and Craig Dedicoat of Stourbridge-based pub@group Ltd.

It is set to reopen at the end of August with around ten new jobs created and food from popular street food operator Hangry Moose.

Following a £270k refurbishment in 2018, the latest investment will be spent on new and refurbished seating and a top-to-toe internal redecoration including new carpet, panelling and wallpaper.

Outside, the pub is being given a facelift and will be redecorated in olive and wood effect panelling with new lighting and signage.

Halesowen News: How the pub will look How the pub will look (Image: Handout)

New seating and umbrellas are being installed on the terrace with plans in time, subject to receiving the necessary consents, to extend the terrace to create an outdoor drinking and dining area.

A selection of street food style chicken burgers, wings and dirty fries will be offered and a good range of real ales, premium lagers and ciders as well as an impressive array of gins.

Craig Dedicoat said: “We want to reinvigorate the Hare & Hounds and create reasons for people to come out and socialise, much like we’ve done at our other pubs.

"Street style food, free Friday and Saturday live entertainment and the Sunday afternoon DJ have provided extremely popular and we believe Halesowen residents would enjoy them too."

Star Pubs & Bars Business Development Manager, Thomas Timmons said: "Craig has a proven record in the area of turning around pubs and has high standards.

"I am sure he will make a great success of this latest venture.

“Star Pubs & Bars is also delighted to be investing again in Halesowen, having undertaken a refurbishment of the Hunting Tree."

The pub, which had been open under temporary management since December, closed for the refurb on August 6.

Pub@group Ltd also has the popular Railway at Lye and The New Inn, Stourbridge.