A pub is just days away from reopening after it suddenly closed its doors last year.

The Royal Oak pub in High Street, Harlesden, shut on November 5 last year, due to “significant losses” since the pandemic and inflation in costs.

After the news broke, councillors vowed to do what they could to save the pub.

Fortunately for those concerned about the Victorian building’s future, The Craft Union Pub Company, which is partnered with the Stonegate Group, has saved the watering hole.

The Craft Union Pub Company says it has invested a six-figure sum into the premises, which will open this Friday (March 15).

A spokesperson for Stonegate said: “The Royal Oak is set to reopen its doors to the local community on Friday, March 15 following an uplifting refurbishment throughout, after receiving a six-figure investment from the fastest growing operator-led business, Craft Union Pub Company.

“For more news and information on the pubs opening, and upcoming events, please visit the pub's Facebook Page.”

When it closed last year, Nick Pring, the director of Urban Pubs & Bars, which managed the venue at the time, said: “The business has been incurring significant losses for the past couple of years which we, as a company, have ridden out in the hope that we could turn a corner – however, recent cost price inflation and a 200% increase in the cost of utilities have made the business untenable.”

Mr Pring called it “terribly sad” for the community.

When Stonegate was on the lookout for a new owner to manage the pub, Stonegate regional manager for the southeast Tim Greaves said he believed the pub would offer "heaps of potential" for the right operator and it could be a “flagship site" in northwest London.