PUB which has been closed for refurbishment work will soon reopen under a different name.

It was announced in May that owners of The Trooper Potts Hungry Horse pub in Whitley, named after a Reading war hero, would be open to suggestions for a new name to go with its revamp.

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The pub, set to undergo a six-figure refurbishment, closed on July 1 for works to be carried out.

It will be reopened on July 17 under the name The Victoria Cross, creating 20 new jobs in the process.

The pub's new name respects the history of Reading's best-known World War One hero, Trooper Fred Potts, who is Reading's only holder of the Victoria Cross in 1915.

As part of the interior refurbishment, a tribute wall to the medal holder has been incorporated, including a set of medals featuring the Victoria Cross itself.

Alongside this, contemporary tiling and a modern finish have been introduced.

The sports viewing area will also be enhanced, with high quality sound systems from multiple screens throughout the pub.

Kevin Bungay, general manager at the Victoria Cross Hungry Horse, said: "The Victoria Cross Hungry Horse is at the heart of the local community, so we want to provide our guests with even better surroundings to enjoy a great selection of inviting menu options throughout the year.

"We're really excited to get the refurbishment underway, and look forward to welcoming our Reading neighbours to the revamped venue, complete with a new name and new team, when it officially opens on Wednesday 17 July.

"The weekend is set to be big, with a series of events to celebrate the opening, including a quiz night and rock ‘n’ roll bingo on Thursday, July 18, 80s disco on Friday, July19 and a Chas ‘n’ Dave tribute act on Saturday, July 20, so we’d like to invite everyone to come and celebrate with us!"