Ex-footballer and mega celeb David Beckham has splashed out on a £3 million pub in Notting Hill in London.

Becks has bought the Walmer Castle with his mate and current publican Guy Ritchie, who has experience of the trade with his Lukin pub in Fitzrovia, and the Gritchie Brewing Company on his farm in Wiltshire.

But those hoping for a traditional boozer showing the footy may be disappointed to learn that, according to the Daily Mail, Becks is planning a 'Soho House style makeover'.

It isn't Becks' first foray into the booze market as he has been the face of Diageo's Haig Club and Clubman whiskey brands since 2014, when the first advert for the single grain scotch was directed by Guy Ritchie.

A source told the paper that Becks can't wait to get 'stuck into making (the pub) just as he wants it'.

The pub's current website describes it as 'just a stone's throw from London's Portobello market', and as a gastropub.

The website says: "Dating back to 1845 and with many of its original features intact, it is one of Notting Hill's most established watering holes, enduringly popular with local residents, workers and visitors alike.

"Boasting its original tiled frontage and a sense of Georgian grandeur, The Walmer Castle's interior stylishly blends period features with sumptuous furnishings and contemporary touches. As well as a function room for hire, there's outdoor seating for those milder days."

It was formerly part of Rufus Hall's Orchid Group, which was acquired by Mitchell's and Butlers in 2014 for a £266m, seeing the country's largest managed pub operator take on 173 pubs across the country.