A PUB that mysteriously closed without any warning has reopened nearly seven months later.

The Black Boy in Headington, which closed its doors suddenly for the last time in June, sits on the edge of Old Street at the junction with Barton Lane.

The pub was popular with locals before it shut when the managers revealed on Facebook that they were leaving after decades of service.

However the pub's owner – Leicestershire brewery Everards – was keen to get it open again and listed the inn on its website for letting in July.

They told the Oxford Mail that it was 'racking up a lot of interest' and had been a hit with potential buyers.

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In October the owner made a planning application to Oxford City Council asking to put up four new signs on the wall outside, some bearing a new logo.

Now, months later, the pub's new managers have taken to Twitter to announce its reopening after an 'extensive refurbishment'.

Tweeting today, they said: “After 4 months of extensive refurbishment, a brand new kitchen, furniture, fixtures and fittings we are delighted to announce that we’re finally open.

"Open for drinks all week and our new dining room menu will be launching next week. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.”

The pub also boasts a garden area.

According to a notice on the door, it will not be serving food until next Sunday. 

The menu will include crispy confit duck leg, sweet potato tart, steak and ale pie and a range of pizzas.