A Wimbledon gastropub has reopened following an extensive refurbishment.

The Fox and Grapes in Camp Road revealed its new look last month, including a complete redecoration, a new kitchen and the creation of a new private dining area.

Having been last refurbished in 2012, co-owners chef Paul Merrett and business partner Tim Woodcock felt it was the right time for a refresh.

Paul said: "Whilst it still looked good we felt that the time was right to show it some love.

“The Wimbledon food scene has moved on in recent years with several new openings and we wanted our pub to reflect that and meet the challenge.”

Being one of the only independent pubs in Wimbledon Village, pub goers can expect bold new colours, local photographic art, brand new menu and three bedrooms above the pub.

Speaking about the new menu Paul said: “For me The Fox and Grapes should always aim to serve the best pub food for miles around.

“Our regulars expect the finest UK sourced ingredients and we don’t disappoint.”

With the new look comes new staff, including general manager Scott, who worked at the Malt House in Fulham when it was named as Best Gastro Pub in the UK.

Paul said: “The Malt House won Best Gastro Pub in the UK under Scott’s watch so I’m excited to see what he can do in Wimbledon.

“Supporting him is my right hand man in the kitchen John Stanyer, so the team is brimming with enthusiasm, it’s a great place to work but even better to eat.”

Paul said: “We are lucky to be on good terms with some of the leading designers and builders. That said nothing comes for free and whilst I can’t reveal our budget details, I’ve sold my car and bought a bicycle but it’s worth it.

“The pub looks great and I think it has rightfully regained top spot in the village’s foodie destinations list.”