A much-loved High Wycombe pub that is undergoing a huge overhaul is set to finally reopen next month.

Once known as The Bootlegger, the popular pub is reopening with a name fans might be familiar with - Flint Cottage.

The pub used to be called Flint Cottage before it was The Bootlegger, and brewery company Wells & Co are reviving the name for its reopening on Thursday, December 3.

Flint Cottage will become part of the brewery's 'Pizza, Pots & Pints' brand, which prides itself on creating "neighbourhood hangouts" with artisan pizzas and comfort food.

The pub will be aimed at everyone from commuters heading for a pint after getting off the train to families looking for somewhere for a Sunday roast.

Benjamin Smith, operations director for Pizza, Pots & Pints, said: "After something of a chequered history and an extended period of closure, it’s a real pleasure to breathe new life into Flint Cottage and transform it into the welcoming, family-friendly venue the great community in High Wycombe deserves.

"Our menu encompasses everything from classic fish and chips to vegan lasagne, all cooked to the highest standards by our passionate kitchen team - we’ve something to delight all occasions, dietary preferences and tastebuds."

We asked readers what they thought about the pub bringing back the Flint Cottage name - and everyone we heard from was in favour.

Chris Woodman, from High Wycombe Society's planning group, said they were "delighted" that the historic name was returning.

He said: "Many people may not know that, until the huge cutting was created for the new railway in the 19th century, the Flint Cottage was the lodge for Castle Hill House, now Wycombe Museum, run by the Wycombe Heritage and Arts Trust."

Edna Woodward said she would "love" to see the pub reopen with its former name, adding: "My sister used to use this pub back in the late 50s where she met her American husband who was in the US Air Force based in Daws Hill Lane.

"[They] would eventually leave to set up home in California after being married here in High Wycombe and leaving on the QE2."

And J. Brooks said we need to "hang on to our historic buildings as long as we can, along with their names".

The pub will open for drinks on December 3, with food available from December 4 onwards.

There will be 50 per cent off food for the opening weekend for early bird bookers.

A number of new full time and part time jobs have been created - apply now by calling 01234 279 150 or email careers@pizzapotsandpints.co.uk.