The Green Dragon is back up and running after a £300,000 refurbishment.

The High Street pub closed down early last month to undergo the makeover, but reopened last week, much to the delight of the packed house that turned up to celebrate.

Local funk band the Old Avengers were first up to the brand new stage on Thursday (November 9) , and the pub's general manager Susie Quinn is hoping the venue will see more Croydon musicians strut their stuff.

“What a fantastic start to the new Green Dragon," Ms Quinn said.

"It’s always nerve racking opening up fresh but everything went brilliantly and everyone is really supportive.”

Included in the refurbishemnt is the new 'cosy corner', which includes an X-Box, Play Station, sofas and pool table.