Antic London has acquired The Denmark Arms in East Ham, Newham.

The pub, at 381 Barking Road, is currently being renovated and will remain a traditional community pub serving real ale, cask and craft beer as well as traditional British pub grub. It is due to reopen before Christmas.

Antic is to open its latest site, Arkstar in Holloway, later this week. It is located in Arch 1 on 303 Holloway Road. The bar will open initially in the first arch, with its restaurant to open in the second arch early next year.

Earlier this year the c45-strong pub group announced it would be making its first foray into the world of pubs with rooms, and would be converting its Westow House site in Crystal Palace to its former glory, and adding 23 bedrooms.