Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is to open a new pub in Battersea on Thursday, December 3.

The company has spent £860,000 developing the outlet on the site of the former Revolution cocktail bar, on Lavender Hill, near Clapham Junction Station.

Wetherspoon has taken on 22 members of the existing staff from Revolution for its new venue, called The London and South Western.

The name pays tribute to the arrival of railways which transformed the once-rural area. The first train line opened in 1838 and was operated by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR).

The building first opened around 1935, as the new flagship store for ‘dealers in furniture’ Hastings Ltd, which had occupied a row of shops on the same site, part of Queens Parade.

New Manager Fran Smith said:

“Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the local community.”

The new-look pub features one bar, as well as a pavement café-style outdoor area, at the front of the premises.

It will be open from 8am-11pm seven days a week, during the current restrictions. Usually it would open from 8am-12am Sunday to Thursday and 8am-1am on Friday and Saturday.

Food will be served throughout the day, from opening until 10pm every day.

The London and South Western will specialise in real ales, as well as craft and world beers, serving a wide range of different draught ales, as well as bottled beers, including those from local and regional brewers.

It will be open for family dining, with children, accompanied by an adult, welcome in the pub up until 6pm, throughout the week.

The Wetherspoon pub will be wheelchair accessible, with a specially adapted toilet for people with disabilities on the ground floor.