A GOUROCK pub which closed down suddenly almost four months ago is to reopen.

The owners of the Darroch Bar have confirmed that a new tenant has been found to run the Shore Street premises.

Work is under way to get the pub ready and Admiral Taverns expect itto be back up and running 'in the next few weeks'.

The Darroch, latterly known as the Da Rock Bar, closed in April.

A spokeswoman for Admiral Taverns said: "We can confirm that it is reopening as soon as we possibly can.

"It will likely be in the next few weeks but there are no firm dates as yet."

The premises has a bar downstairs, a small beer garden at the back and a lounge on the upper floor, which was a popular venue for gigs and live music in recent years.

It is understood a local man has taken on the tenancy.

Maintenance work is well under way inside the pub before customers are welcomed back in.

The announcement of the reopening comes after the Tele revealed that a second Gourock public house is also poised to open its doors again.

There has been an extensive refurbishment of The Albert Hotel just along the road, with guest rooms created upstairs.

Owner Kirsteen Murray is on the lookout for a tenant to take over after spending a six-figure sum on the premises, which closed down in 2016.