A PUB has unveiled its renovated beer garden paid for with prize money from the Great British Pub Awards.

The Spread Eagle in Bromley Cross won the Pub Shop category at the 21st annual awards in September.

They've used the £10,000 prize to transform their beer garden which now boasts five hut-style booths, extensive seating area and options to have outdoor televisions.

As the hospitality industry battles with ever-changing rules during the coronavirus pandemic, many pubs and restaurants have turned to outdoor seating options in order to adapt to the restrictions.

A competition will be launched on the pub's Facebook page to name each of the huts.

Landlord George Campbell said: "It was all funded by the Great British Pub Awards, obviously we were hoping to open on December 2, but we are keeping our fingers crossed to get some more news next week.

"It did keep us busy during lockdown and my business partner Daniel Dunne did most of the work.

"Each of the booths can sit six people so they will be great for families or groups within the rule of six, if we ever get moved down to Tier 1.

"There's lots of space so social distancing won't be a problem.

"We're planning on having TVs out here which will be good next Summer so people can watch sport outside.

"Our CCTV has been upgraded as well, to keep people safe."

The Spread Eagle will be running a competition on their Facebook page to name the huts.

George added: "Pubs are definitely evolving with the rules and there's certainly a trend in expanding outdoors.

"There is good news on the horizon with the vaccine but we're not getting out of this situation for a while, so we are doing our best to keep our customers safe and happy."

The Spread Eagle won the award for their role in lockdown delivering food parcels in the community, which evolved into a hot food delivery service.

Coca-Cola provided a £165,000 fund for the winning pubs.