Visit to the refurbished Sutton Arms

A Havering MP tried her hand at pulling a pint to mark the re-opening of a Hornchurch pub.Hornchurch and Upminster MP Julia Lopez visited The Sutton Arms in Station Lane on Thursday, May 16 following the completion of the pub's £200,000 investment.

During her visit, Ms Lopez met the general manager, Mehmet Erguven and was given a tour of the refurbished site.

She said: "It was great to meet Mehmet and his team, see the pub's refurbishment and hear about the work they do to support local charities and organisations.

"Mehmet's engagement with the Pub Watch scheme is of real value in ensuring residents can safely enjoy Hornchurch's night-time economy and the pub's new look will no doubt help the Hornchurch Town Team's efforts to improve the local high street."A giant sports video wall has been added to the premises and there will also be a speed quiz every Wednesday and resident DJ from Thursday to Saturday nights.