A POPULAR pub has shared a sneak peek of the inside of its six-figure refurbishment ahead of its relaunch. 

The Dog and Pheasant was given the green light to revamp the “tired-looking” boozer earlier this year.

The pub, in Nayland Road, Mile End, Colchester, will remain closed until Saturday when it will reopen sporting a new guise.

The site was shut down on November 2 to undergo the facelift, of which the Gazette has been given a sneak preview. 

Gazette: A sneak peak inside the newly refurbished Dog and PheasantA sneak peak inside the newly refurbished Dog and Pheasant (Image: Greene King)

Previously a Hungry Horse pub, the refit will see the Dog and Pheasant rebranded as a Greene King venue.

The pub will also receive a brand-new menu alongside the new look and feel throughout.

A spokesman for Greene King said the team is “so excited” for the work to be completed ahead of Christmas.

“The revamp will bring a revived atmosphere to the pub, and we’re confident that with our improved facilities we’ll be proud to offer our guests an even better drinking, dining and social experience,” he said.

The venue will be reopening this weekend and has outlined plans for the big celebratory event.

On the Saturday, the pub will reopen with a magician to wow returning crowds.

Local musician Annie Maguire will also be performing, followed by a DJ playing music through the ages in the evening to welcome visitors back to the popular venue.

On Sunday, there will be festive face painting, mulled wine, and a visit from Santa.

Gazette: The newly-refurbished pub will reopen this weekendThe newly-refurbished pub will reopen this weekend (Image: Greene King)

Greene King, which now operates the Dog and Pheasant, launched a bid to revamp the pub in the summer.

It came after a petition set up by a frustrated resident seeking a better pub for the area garnered more than 900 signatures.

The planning application said pubgoers will enjoy a “new outdoor customer pergola and timber entrance arch together with associated gardens works”.

Visitors are advised to book tables in advance ahead of the pub’s reopening.