A PUB will be offering customers complimentary drinks during repair work of a busy bridge in Christchurch.

Sopley Bridge, along the Avon Causeway in Hurn will be closed for three weeks whilst BCP Council inspects, upgrades, and repairs the bridge.

The Avon Causeway pub is reminding customers that it is business as usual despite the works which began on March 4.

Traffic will be diverted via Ringwood Road, Stoney Lane, Christchurch bypass, Fairmile Road, Hurn Road, Christchurch Road and the Avon Causeway, with clear signage in place along all the affected areas.

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Amanda Webb, general manager at The Avon Causeway, said: “We’d like to reassure all our lovely guests that we will be open as usual throughout the duration of these road works.

“We would suggest adding a little extra time when planning journeys as there is a diversion in place.

“As a thank you for persevering we’ll be offering a complimentary round of drinks to those dining with us. “We look forward to seeing everyone!”

The complimentary drinks will be for a limited time only and given when purchasing a main meal.

It will be applicable on any Butcombe product, Thatchers, 175ml house wine and postmix.