A PUB closed since September will reopen next month after a £314,000 refurbishment.

The Setting Sun in Hanover is owned by Star Pubs and Bars and new licensees are Fynn Chamberlain and Kathryn Joyce.

Building work started this week on a complete internal and external overhaul of the pub.

Around ten new jobs will be created when it reopens as a family and dog friendly neighbourhood local.

The aptly named pub is renowned for its 180˚ views from the Palace to the West Pier.

Changes will include an all-weather covered pergola area, with heaters to be added in the near future.

The garden, which seats 20, will also benefit from new furniture and planters.

The front will be redecorated and have new signage.

The central bar will be moved to one side making room for seating for an extra 24 customers.

The bar is having a new feature log burner fitted and the former conservatory incorporated into the pub.

The toilets are also being upgraded and upstairs, a new kitchen is being installed.

The look and feel of the pub will be stylish with a modern industrial twist, with new features installed such as an upcycled timber bar with wire cages for storing glasses and pipe-style beer fonts.

There will be a feature mirror wall, new wall art and industrial style metal pendant lighting.

Well known in Brighton, Kathryn is the manager of the Fountain Head on North Road and Fynn was the assistant manager.

Fynn will manage the pub on a day to day basis in partnership with Kathryn.

Fynn said: “We want to reconnect The Setting Sun with the local community.”