A popular pub situated in the heart of the community has just celebrated a glorious weekend in its newly renovated beer garden.

The much loved Fox and Hounds in Tilehurst welcomed old and new guests into its brand new garden last Saturday June 1 and all who attended revelled in the festivities. 

Pub Landlady Helen Hay said that the weekend was an absolute sell out and both she and co-owner Ian Hay are forever thankful for those who came to celebrate with them. 

"We had far more people coming and joining in than we'd ever anticipated," She said. "That was just amazing! We've also had loads of feedback and it's all been really positive. 

"We've got an awful lot of people to thank for their support to get us to that point of the day and the lead-up to it."

Ian said that the pair are just trying to keep everything at the heart of the community and keeping everyone locally involved. 

Helen continued "We're also really proud to have been nominated for the Pride of Reading award in the hospitality category. 

"We'd like to thank everyone who nominated us!"

The Fox and Hounds are hosting another cider festival tomorrow Saturday June 8 where there will be a local cake stall and cider brewery attending. 

Westwood Wanderers Football Club will be here with their wolf mascot to sell raffle tickets. The tickets are on sale to raise funds to support their club and players. 

Lilley's Cider will be there from approximately 1 pm and guests will have chance to meet the brewer.

Lilley's also will have on offer five of their great-tasting ciders available, as well as the pub's extensive range.

Back in May The Fox and Hounds had told their followers over social media that they were excitedly planning the opening of their renovated beer garden. 

As previously reported The Fox and Hounds released a statement saying that they have expanded the garden and are looking forward to welcoming back guests to see what they have achieved. 

The garden, which opened officially on Saturday June 1, has already been booked up for a whole host of private events over the summer. 

Both Helen and Ian Hay said "We're really excited to bring something new to the village and hope that it will bring the community back together. We're an inclusive pub and hope to see loads of new faces.