A pub which has served locals in Lee Green for 200 years is undergoing a major £500,000 refurbishment.

The old Tiger’s Head on Lee High Road will be closed for the next six weeks before reopening on December 6 in time for Christmas.

Food will be offered for the first time ever once punters are welcomed back in.

The pub will be split into a relaxed area on one side and an adults sports and entertainment lounge on the other.

The sports room will have four flat screens, pool and darts tables, board games and a stage area.

Caskaway Taverns Operations Director, Simon Boulter said: “After the refurbishment, The Old Tiger’s Head will be the only pub in the area which offers great food, drink and barista style coffee in a comfortable, modern interior whilst also offering sports and live entertainment.

“It is important to us that The Old Tiger’s Head is the hub of the community. It will be somewhere that appeals to the young families moving into the area and existing old Lee Green residents, a new place where people of all ages can come together - Lee’s newest, oldest pub.”

Leaseholder Caskaway Taverns and Star Pubs & Bars funded the refurbishment, which will include an outdoor garden where an outside bar will be located.

The pub will serve three cask ales including Tiger's Head English Pale Ale. On tap will be Moretti and Amstel and Brixton Reliant craft ale and cocktails will also be served.