A Putney Heath pub which closed nearly a year ago is set to re-open in 2020.

The Telegraph was named after Admiralty Telegraph, a shutter station which stood at the site from 1796-1848 to convey messages between London and Portsmouth at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

But from January 1, 2019, the pub had shut due to reasons "well beyond" control.

But pub-restaurant group Brunning and Price have now announced that they have received the keys to the site and that it hopes to have the boozer open before the middle of 2020.

Mary Willcock, manager director for Brunning and Price said: "You’ll find us traditional in style, with open fires, wooden floors, bookcases, decent old furniture and lots of rugs and plants.

"Being foodies, our menu, which will be published on our website each morning, will be something of an eclectic mix, striking a balance of hearty pub classics, complemented by more exotic influences from around the world. It changes regularly and reflects the seasons but there’s always a mix of traditional British dishes alongside something a little different.

Wandsworth Times:

"We think simple things done well are often the best and we want to create a friendly atmosphere in attractive surroundings where locals, regulars and new customers can meet, eat, drink and relax. That for us, is what being a good pub in the heart of its community is all about.’’

The company plan to carry out refurbishment works through the winter and hope to open in April next year.

Preliminary work on site will start just before Christmas, but a full team will make their start on site in January.

In total around 40 jobs will be created once the pub re-opens.