A popular town centre pub officially reopened this weekend and people could not wait to toast its new look.

Wetherspoons' Spinning Mule opened its doors on Nelson Square after it closed its door last month.

It has a new modern look and a beer garden, as well as new carpet, wooden tables and chairs and lighting.

People came to celebrate the reopening at 9am Saturday and enjoyed a pint.

Pub manager Simon Long said: “The workmen we’ve had on site have done an amazing job, they pulled out all the stops.

“We did want to open yesterday, but we weren’t quite there, and we wanted everything to be amazing for the first day.

“But it’s been brilliant, and we’ve already got a great turnout and we’ve only been open five minutes.

“Having the mayor here has been great for Bolton and for us as a company as well.”

The pub has undergone a £446,000 revamp with five new staff employed.

Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Akhtar Zaman was present to officially reopen the pub.

Cllr Zaman said: “It’s magnificent and it’s good for the town as it brings people into Bolton Town Centre.

“So overall, I think this is excellent for Bolton as a whole.”

A new beer garden has been added to the rear of the premises, with space for approximately 20 seated customers.

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Furniture has been updated and four new booths added to the spacious pub and the toilets have been redecorated with a new staff room and changing room too.

Bolton artwork can also be seen hung on the walls.

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Ken Briers, who was having a pint of beer at the revamped pub, said: “It’s a lot brighter and there’s more room as well now, so I like it.

“It was dark and miserable the atmosphere had gone down a bit but we’ll see how it does.

“I was one of the first people in the pub when it opened originally and it hadn’t changed since then, so an upgrade was overdue.”

The stonework on the exterior of the building has also been cleaned and new signage has been installed.