Managers of a Silsden pub are looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces when they reopen from 6pm this evening following a major 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 added to strengthen the food side of the business.

The re-launched pub will feature two additional guest cask ales and a larger range of lagers and ciders.

Explaining why he had wanted to take on the Robin Hood, 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.”

Mrs Robinson said: “The investment has given us the new facilities and improved garden terrace. We can now maximise our cask offer and introduce food and themed evenings throughout the week.

“It will allow us to cater for families and bring the pub back to the community.”

Punch Taverns’ partnership development manager, Ian Lester, said: “It’s great that we can invest in our pubs.

“We essentially want to reposition the Robin Hood as one of the leading pubs to provide great ales and entertainment for residen