The Bell by the Green pub in Devizes has just received a £150,000 makeover by independent family brewer Wadworth to create a sports pub and bar. The pub is close to Devizes town centre and sits on the main Estcourt Street near Morrisons supermarket and opposite the Devizes Green and The Crammer. The refurbished pub has a new open plan area with the bar being moved and 7 large screens and two pool tables installed in the pub and bar area as well as the function room. Wood and tile flooring features throughout the pub with fresh décor and soft furnishings. The toilets are brand new and the external courtyard has an addition of a smoking shelter. Live sport fixtures can be seen via Sky and BT Sports and the function room has also been redecorated ready for private parties and celebrations.
The pub will be central to the community and continue to host the skittles, darts and pool teams. The newly refurbished kitchen has enabled the pub to now offer a new bar menu with burgers, hot dogs and pizzas from the new pizza oven. A gin menu has also been created.
Speaking about the investment, operations director for Tenanted Trade at Wadworth, Lloyd Stephens commented: “This is great investment by Wadworth in our home town. The Bell by the Green is in such a central location which means that this area of the town will really benefit from the added facilities now provided at the pub”.
The pub officially reopens to the public on the 8th March from 8.00pm with a live band, football freestyle displays and footpool competition. The pub will show the 6 Nations matches on Saturday 10th March: Ireland vs Scotland and France vs England and Sunday 11th March: Wales vs Italy as its first live sport fixtures.