The new owners of a New Malden pub have revealed their plan for the boozer.

Last month it was revealed that the Royal Oak in Coombe Road had been sold off by now former owner Greene king.

"To allow us to continue investing in our pubs across the country we occasionally have to consider selling a pub," a Greene King spokesman said at the time

"The Royal Oak remains open and it is business as usual but after much deliberation we have reached agreement in principle to sell it to another pub company.”

This sale worried some residents who feared their local would be converted into flats.

But now the new owners, Mosaic Pub and Dining, have said that is the furthest thing from their goal.

"Our primary aim is to have The Royal Oak as the best pub in the area and ensure it plays an active role at the heart of the New Malden community, and we want everyone to feel welcome and that it is ‘their’ local," a spokesman for Mosaic said.

"We are planning a small makeover to enhance the lovely original features of the pub and will in particular be spending time reinvigorating the upstairs space and garden, both of which have huge potential.

"We will have a high quality drinks and food offering whilst being mindful of the need to offer value for money."

While the pub will be closed to undergo this revamp, the owners said that they plan to reopen the pub in mid-to-late March.