A CAVERSHAM pub which had to close after a fire on Christmas Eve has reopened.
The Griffin in Church Road was packed with customers on its first new day of trading on Saturday.
Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, led a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Caversham’s borough councillor Cllr Andrew Cumpsty.
The pub shut for almost six weeks following the blaze, which is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.
The fire destroyed the bar and the ceiling above it collapsed. It also caused heavy smoke damage.