A TEST Valley pub is celebrating after undergoing a £60,000 refurbishment.

The Star Inn, East Tytherley, now has new rooms and a skittles alley after the revamp that began when new owners took it over last December.

One of the new proprietors, Suzie Bailey, says she is delighted with the way the refurbishment looks, and that staff love serving the people of both East Tytherley and Lockerley with its community spirit.

Suzie said: “The pub is going from strength to strength.

“We took over in December and we wanted to carry on the fantastic community spirit that everyone around here has.

“We took the decision not to close the pub during the refurbishment as our customers made it clear that wasn’t what they wanted. Apart from a few cosmetic points, it is largely completed.”

Among the additions are new rooms outside the pub, a water feature and a skittle alley, which was used for the first time by Romsey Men’s Shed last month.

As well as the external changes, head chef Lee Davies said he was enjoying the new menu changes, which he said he wanted to adapt to each new season.

Lee said: “I really do enjoy it here. Food is an important part of what we do, and our customers always seem to like what they are served up.

“I haven’t made huge changes I wouldn’t say, but yes I do like to alter the menu for each season and get in some wonderful produce.

“We do have regular customers and people that we know well.

“The new bits and pieces have been really well received, which everyone is pleased about.”

The pub also offers country sports.