AN HISTORIC name has been restored to a much-loved, and fondly remembered, pub.

The Spinnaker has been renamed The Birdham of Bembridge in homage to its past.

The move came after new owners, the team behind The Chequers Inn, took over and asked locals for their thoughts on renaming it.

The pub will reopen this week.

The team said: "Our doors will be open on Thursday, October 21, with a new team and new menu! Our menu will be available very soon...but if you can't wait to hear what some of our dishes will be head over to our Instagram stories where we are running some polls to find out what your favourite dishes will be!

"The night prior to this, Wednesday, October 20, we will be opening our doors in the evening for drinks and canapes, for a chance to meet the locals and for you to meet us too."