A top pub has officially reopened after being rescued from the brink of being turned into houses by its own punters.
The Shrewsbury Arms, Uttoxeter Road, Kingstone has now reopened to the public with a new look, Burton Live reports .
In April it was revealed the pub had been bought by the Kingstone Community Society for £290,000.
It had been shut around a year, with many punters fearing it would be bought by developers and turned into homes.
Around 180 shareholders raised hundreds of thousands to save the pub.
And the society has brought tenants Emma Smith and Kay Hughes, as well as chef Adam Bonner, to the pub.
The trio have worked together in boozers for 10 years, including at the Red Lion, in Newborough.
Emma Smith said: "They have spent a lot of hours refurbishing it. A lot of work has gone in, there's new furniture and lighting.
"It's been amazing, it's been really nice so far. People are coming in, they're happy about it, they are glad to see it reopen as a pub.
"We've got lots of plans, Christmas is coming up, we've got the breakfast starting soon and we hope to do lots more community activities and pop-up activities too."
The freehold pub is dog friendly offers both lunch and dinner. It will launching a breakfast menu on Tuesday, October 8.
A total of 15 people are employed at the pub, which has undergone major renovations, including replacement electrics, furniture and lighting.
A message on the Kingstone Community Society Facebook page reads: "So here we are, almost 12 months after the formation of Kingstone Community Society, The Shrewsbury Arms has been purchased, refurbished and has opened its doors for the first time under community ownership being ran by an experienced team of fantastic tenants.
"It's amazing what can be achieved when a community comes together and works to a common goal.
"For this project the community has committed thousands of hours, and should be rightly very proud of what has been achieved together.
"The pub is literally at the centre of the village and our aims to make it a community hub will be realised over time, so the work of the committee, shareholders and volunteers will continue while working closely and in alignment with the team at The Shrewsbury Arms.
"This is a historic moment for the village of Kingstone and the surrounding areas and everyone involved, but its not the end, just another chapter of a fantastic journey that one day they will tell stories about.
"A huge thank you to everyone involved to date, please keep spreading our message, encourage friends and family to purchase shares, and pop into your pub for a drink or a meal, sit back, relax and reflect on what an amazing outcome you have helped achieve together."