ONE of Southampton’s busiest city centre pubs has been transformed into an Irish-themed bar.

The Spitfire in Above Bar Street has been rebranded into a new O’Neill’s.

The bar was officially opened yesterday following an extensive two-week refurbishment.

General manager, Kevin Ashbolt, said: “It’s been fantastic seeing the pub come together over the last couple of weeks.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back and see our guest’s reactions over the coming days.

“There have been some big changes and we’re confident they’ll go down well the people of Southampton.

“Being ideally located, right in the heart of Southampton, our pub is the perfect spot to get together with friends, family or colleagues to relax and unwind over good food amongst a warm and welcoming atmosphere”.

Renowned as a hub for live music and sports, the new look O’Neill’s Southampton offers an entire new food menu for visitors to enjoy in the easy-going Irish tavern.

To celebrate their reopening the pub is hosting a special launch party on December 5.

For more information on the event, or to register interest, please contact the pub on 023 8022 5464.