A pub has reopened after being “revitalised” with a refurbishment.

Kylie Downie, the new owner of the Royal Oak pub in High Street, Harlesden, has begun welcoming back customers after the venue shut down on November 5 last year.

She has managed other Craft Union pubs in England and has also managed bars abroad in Spain – where she integrated her passion for hospitality with her talents as a singer.

After reopening on Friday (March 15), the watering hole now begins trading earlier and there are daytime and evening weekly events such as darts on a Monday, a quiz on Tuesdays, pool on Thursdays, live music on Fridays and DJ and karaoke sessions on Saturdays, with a sport quiz on Sundays.

Kylie hopes both locals and tourists travelling to events at Wembley Stadium will enjoy the new interior.

She says The Royal Oak has retained its historic Victorian charm, but now features two fully refurbished bars as well as a ‘The Loft’ bar upstairs for private events.

The bars provide extensive drinks selections between them, including new installations of Cruzcampo, Birra Moretti and Madri.

There’s also a new dartboard and pool table, along with a range of TV screens throughout the pub with Sky Sports and TNT.

Ms Downie said: “I can’t wait to welcome the local community back to the Royal Oak. The new look and features have really elevated the space, and it’s definitely going to be the new hot spot in town.

"It’ll be great to see everyone getting involved in the exciting entertainment we’ve got coming up throughout the week, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds!”