Wadworth, the pub operator and family brewer, has revealed plans to invest over £500,000 into pubs in its hometown, Devizes, in Wiltshire.

The investment plans have already begun with £150,000 invested into The Crown pub in the town.

The company said that this was beginning of a long term investment plan into pubs in the Devizes area in line with its overall development strategy for its estate.

The Crown, located on New Park Street, was the first pub to undergo a complete refurbishment to its interior and exterior, while also being transferred from a tenanted to managed house, so it can fully operate under the Wadworth brand.

The brewery has recently started the process of a £500,000 investment programme into the Black Swan, on the Market Place; including a £65,000 renovation of the exterior of the building, which was completed this month.

A £300,000 refurbishment of The Three Crowns, found on Maryport Street, will also start on-site in the coming months.

Additionally, The Pelican, found on the Market Place, is undergoing a £200,000 investment; to include the creation of a trade kitchen, as well as the out-building being developed to provide space for three letting rooms.

Furthermore, Wadworth is investing £50,000 into an internal redecoration of The Cavalier found on Eastleigh Road, £25,000 at The Millstream, based on The Street, to extend the carpark and upgrade the tenant’s accommodation and £65,000 at The White Bear on Monday Market Street, to add two letting rooms and re-decorate the outside.

Alongside this, Edwin Giddings, Wadworth’s own wine store and deli has undergone an internal and external redevelopment.

Chris Welham, chief executive 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.”