Bath city centre pub upgraded following ‘substantial’ investment

February 14, 2020

A popular Bath city centre pub has fully reopened after undergoing a major refurbishment.

The Pig & Fiddle on Saracen Street has been upgraded by owner Butcombe, the West Country-based brewery and pub group following what it said was a “substantial” investment. 

The pub’s back bar has been redesigned with timber and metal tubing, described as a “nod to modern après ski”. 

There is also new built-in seating with dining-height tables, mid-century styled accent lounge chairs and statement pendant lighting. 

The walls have been refreshed with chalky tones of taupe and heritage greens. New standing height shelving has been built and the floors stripped, polished and finished off with vintage rugs. 

The pub now boasts an eclectic collection of contemporary artwork, antique mirrors and curios decorate the walls, while the loos have also been treated to a revamp.

Butcombe Brewery operations manager Gemma Hampton said: “We’re delighted with the new-look Pig.  The heart and the soul of this much-loved pub has remained untouched, but we’ve subtly brought it up to date and it’s now much more in keeping with our sister property the Broad Street Townhouse next door.” 

The reopening of the Pig & Fiddle coincides with the launch of their new menu, that includes pub snacks and starters and sharing dishes such as vegan nachos and ‘Piggy boards’, alongside pub classics. There is also a daily breakfast menu. 

Butcombe, based in Wrington, near Bristol, was founded in 1978 by former managing director of Courage Western Simon Whitmore and acquired by Channel Island-based beer, wine and pub group Liberation four years ago.

Its pubs in the Bath area include the Old Crown Inn in Kelston and The Charlton Inn in Shepton Mallet as well as The Broad Street Townhouse and The Pig & Fiddle.


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