A closed village pub is going through a makeover to get it ready to open again soon. 

When The Crown pub suddenly closed in June, it left a void in Ley Hill as the village near Chesham faced a summer without an open pub.

The previous licensee said staying open was no longer possible due to the rising costs and the impact of Covid on hospitality.

In August, the pub’s owner Star Pubs and Bars revealed a successor had been found to take over the traditional village establishment.

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Now the company has confirmed the much-waited re-opening date is likely to be on September 30.

A spokesperson for Star Pubs and Bars said: “We are undertaking essential repairs and renovations in preparation for the pub to reopen. Subject to the works being completed, we are hoping The Crown will open at the end of September.”