A REVAMPED Arnside pub has topped out a £200,000 refurb.

A barn conversion has been completed at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks – bringing its total guest accommodation up to 18 rooms.

And landlords Tony and Jeanette Keates , who took over 17 months ago, are thrilled with how the renovation has gone.

The pair were recently honoured at the Thwaites Awards for Excellence, where they took the Best Newcomer title.

Thwaites’ Andrew Buchannan said: “They’ve dedicated their time, energy and investment into ensuring the pub offers not only a delicious menu and good range of ales, wines and whiskys, but also into outstanding accommodation.”