The Deputy Mayor of St Helens was the first to pull a pint at a newly refurbished pub.
Coun Charles David Banks was invited to the new look Gerard Arms, in Dentons Green Lane, following its £150,000 transformation.
As part of the investment, the pub has received a complete makeover, introducing a lighter colour scheme with some signature pieces of furniture and more contemporary fixtures.
The bar has been completely revamped, with the introduction of an extended selection of local and national ales and world beers.
The food offering has also been updated, with a new specials menu that will change on a regular basis, featuring dishes such as chicken and white wine pie, and creamy risotto with chives, soya beans and peas.
Joanne Grundy, general manager at the Gerard Arms, said: “We were honored to have Coun Charles David Banks join us for the opening of the pub.
“He is very well respected in the community and we are thrilled that he was able to attend the launch and offer his support.
“The opening has been a real success with great feedback from regulars and visitors alike on the delicious new menu and the fantastic interiors. My team and I look forward to welcoming more guests in the coming weeks.”