WORKMEN have been busy refurbishing a closed Huddersfield town centre pub.
They have been working in The Albert, which shut in mysterious circumstances in January.
This week, vehicles of contractors from pub owners Enterprise Inns, were seen outside the Victoria Lane pub.
One of the contractors confirmed that work was being carried out inside the 19th-century pub.
He said: "We are working on clearing out all of the rubbish and debris left inside it when it closed.
"There was a substantial amount of waste left. We have filled five skips already.
"The company is investing a lot of time and money into restoring the pub to its former glory."
Enterprise Inns have put forward several applications for aesthetic alterations to the pub, including new signs and removing first-floor walls.
But the contractor said nothing new was being added.
He said: "There are going to be no alterations whatsoever to the character of the pub.
"We have just been in sprucing up the place by taking away rubbish and stripping the walls.
"The only thing that will be altered are the beer pumps, which are old and need replacing."
He could not give a date of completion for the work.
But, looking at the inside, the pub looks almost ready to open its door to the public.
Customers are clearly eager to get back inside to quench their thirsts, judging by the number of people who gathered outside trying to sneak a peek in.
There was no-one available for comment from Enterprise Inns on when the pub will open.