Two months after acquiring the iconic Tally Ho pub from J D Wetherspoon, Stonegate Pub Company has re-opened the three-floor Finchley property after a further £750,000 investment.

Campaigners wanting to ‘save’ the pub, after Wetherspoon announced its sale, joined local dignitaries and CAMRA to celebrate Stonegate’s newest flagship and its 53 strong workforce — almost double the size of its previous team.

Manager, Paul Mulcrone, said: “Finchley has regenerated, so it’s time for the 90-year-old Tally Ho to make sure the beautiful landmark offers the diversity to appeal to our varied customer base.”

Restored back to its original character, contemporary finishes across two floors zone the pub into traditional bar and relaxed dining, while the Bolt Hole offers a refined upper third floor. For the first time in more than 20 years, music and sports across 20 screens has been re-introduced.

A pub renowned for real ale, the legacy continues with national ales and local brews from New River and Tring. Cask cider and craft beers Blue Moon and Punk IPA join a copious range of gins and wines.

The Tally Ho was one of Wetherspoon’s original pubs, first owned by Charrington brewery when it launched 90 years ago.