Wadworth Brewery invests in hometown of Devizes

By James Evison contact

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The Black Swan, Devizes, where Wadworth has undertaken £65k of investment
The Black Swan, Devizes, where Wadworth has undertaken £65k of investment

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Brewery-operator Wadworth has outlined plans to invest £500,000 into pubs within Devizes in Wiltshire, where the company is based.

These plans began with the £150,000 investment of the tenanted The Crown pub, which saw it convert it into a branded managed house with interior and exterior work being undertaken.

The brewery has now begun further work, including the Black Swan having a £65,000 renovation of the exterior of the building, completed this month (July).

The activity was supported by the tenant, who had completed a development of the rear courtyard eating and drinking area.

Two more pubs are in the pipeline - a £300,000 refurbishment of The Three Crowns and The Pelican's £200,000 investment.

Plans for the latter include the creation of a trade kitchen, an outbuilding and three letting rooms.

The brewery are also investing in a number of other pubs on a smaller scale:

  • £50,000 into an internal redecoration of The Cavalier
  • £25,000 at The Millstream to extend the carpark and upgrade the tenant’s accommodation
  • £65,000 at The White Bear to add two letting rooms and re-decorate the outside.

Alongside this the brewery's own wine store and deli has undergone an internal and external redevelopment.

Chris Welham, CEO at Wadworth Brewery, said: “We have planned a considerable investment programme to give the pubs in the Wadworth hometown some much-deserved TLC, and we are also looking at investing into other properties in Devizes, including The Bear Hotel and The Black Swan.

“We pride ourselves on our roots in Devizes, and we want this to show through our pubs in the town.”

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