A pub has been brought back to life in Oxford after spending nearly a century as a suit shop.

The High Street boozer has been an Austin Reed suit store, but when the administrators took over in 2016, a local businessman saw the opportunity to bring the pub back to life.

Chris Mulhall, who runs a wine bar in the Castle Quarter area of the city, took on the site and partnered with local XT Brewery to produce beers on site and delivered straight to the taps.

The pub is in the northern side of the city and has been a pub since 1656 until 1924 when it became an Austin Reed.

Many of the original features have been retained within the pub including a fireplace from the 12th century and a large wooden staircase.

Chris believes that it is the first time a historic pub has been bought back into use, after such a period, within the city of Oxford.

He told the Oxford Mail he had completely refurbished the pub and was "taking it back to the arts and crafts style it would once have had, and that in itself is very Oxford."

The pub will open in the morning for coffee and pastries, have a food offer throughout the day until closing time, and host distilling workshops.