A pub that has been largely cut off from its customers due to the closure of a key road is to host a celebration to mark the reopening of the travel route.

Cookham Bridge has been closed to motorists since October 2023 for "essential maintenance" including bearing replacement, re-waterproofing, resurfacing and joint replacement.

With an original completion date of March 22, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have confirmed the route will be up and running as of Saturday, March 16.

The Ferry, a gastropub on the banks of the River Thames at Sutton Road has watched the works take place and like many businesses in Cookham, saw a hit to its business.

Now they are hoping to mark the "grand re-opening" of the bridge in a series of celebrations.

On their social media, The Ferry wrote: "The historic bridge was closed to vehicles from Monday, October 16 for 20 weeks for essential refurbishment works, which hit the businesses in the area hard… and then we had the floods…

"We want to celebrate that all this hardship is behind us and celebrate with the local community and businesses."

A party weekend will be held from March 22 to 24.

The Ferry added: "We've got a fun-packed weekend with a bunch of events lined up to showcase the beauty and charm of Cookham. Come and join us for some tasty food, live music, and other exciting activities."

On Friday, March 22, canapes will be served on the terrace from 6pm with a live DJ.

On Saturday, local suppliers and businesses will showcase the very best of Cookham and Maidenhead, with a BBQ, live music and the pub's own mini beer festival.

The celebrations will wrap up on Sunday when dogs are welcome for a delicious roast with a special menu for furry friends.