A Chesham pub built six years ago is set to reopen this month after a major rebrand and refurbishment.

The Bellcote on the A416 Chesham Road will become The Lazy Pig in the Pantry when it reopens after a £500,000 makeover.

The pub, owned by Marston’s, was first built in 2013 on the site of a former car dealership – but the brewery wants to rebrand it to a “premium pub and dining offer”.

It has been shut for a number of weeks while it has a makeover, including a new conservatory, orangery and terrace.

It is also creating 35 full and part-time jobs. 

When The Lazy Pig opens, it claims it will offer “Josper cooked steaks, wood-fired pizzas, expertly crafted cocktails and boutique wines”.

Tom Wright, openings manager of The Lazy Pig in the Pantry, said: “We are really excited to announce our opening; we think the pub will be a great addition to the town.

"We want The Lazy Pig in the Pantry to be at the heart and hub of the Chesham community and cannot wait to welcome our guests soon."

The pub will have a "soft launch" at lunch time on Sunday, March 17 with 50 per cent off food and another on March 18 and 19.