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Bar closes for refit and creation of new entrance

Swindon Advertiser: Longs closed while refitting Longs closed while refitting

LONGS Bar has closed its doors for two weeks whilst the venue has a refit and even moves its main entrance.

Benvolio Leisure Limited, aka Shaun Montague and Danny Mason, has shut the bar down until Friday, January 31, when there are plans for a full re-launch under the new managers.

The most radical change will be the re-siting of the bar’s entrance to the side of the building in Union Row, where the doors will be much wider.

There are also plans in the pipeline for a new logo to go with the interior changes, which include a vast amount of reclaimed wood and Chesterfield sofas.

Mr Mason said: “The refit will be taking it back to a reclaimed, natural, quirky, random look. It’s going to be like nothing Swindon’s got.

“There are going to be high-end, premium cocktails, again with a food menu to match it.

“It’s the best time of the year to do it. Closing down is all part and parcel of the process bars go through when they need a refit.

Old Town’s struggling at the moment; it’s not what it could be.

“We will have a very good cross between the two (day and night trade). We have got to be able to do the day-time business, but we are confident our rooms will meet night-time needs too.”

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2:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Good luck
Good luck A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 4

2:59pm Tue 21 Jan 14

swindondad says...

Lets hope the changes enable the staff to spot underage drinkers.
Lets hope the changes enable the staff to spot underage drinkers. swindondad
  • Score: 3

3:18pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Longs has always had massive potential. Hopefully this refurb will give it the look and feel it deserves.
Longs has always had massive potential. Hopefully this refurb will give it the look and feel it deserves. ChannelX
  • Score: 7

8:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Maybe they will also implement a slide for the children that drink in there...... :)
Maybe they will also implement a slide for the children that drink in there...... :) LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: -4

10:04am Wed 22 Jan 14

Kevin Scrote says...

Great to hear but awful place to put the main entrance - the footpath is about a foot wide if that - straight onto the road.
Great to hear but awful place to put the main entrance - the footpath is about a foot wide if that - straight onto the road. Kevin Scrote
  • Score: 4

12:33pm Wed 22 Jan 14

michael36 says...

'Old Town is struggling' ? 'I'ts not what it used to be' ?

Yeah I guess its not what it used to be, it was crap before we had The Vic, Los Gatos, Les Chats, Bakerstreet Jazz Club, The Core, Fishmongers Butchers, Old Bank, Balulas.

Good luck to you and the facelift of much loved Longs bar, but don't downplay the great work business owners are doing in Old Town, its in the best place than it has been in a long time, and if not, why take over another business?
'Old Town is struggling' ? 'I'ts not what it used to be' ? Yeah I guess its not what it used to be, it was crap before we had The Vic, Los Gatos, Les Chats, Bakerstreet Jazz Club, The Core, Fishmongers Butchers, Old Bank, Balulas. Good luck to you and the facelift of much loved Longs bar, but don't downplay the great work business owners are doing in Old Town, its in the best place than it has been in a long time, and if not, why take over another business? michael36
  • Score: 6

4:23pm Wed 22 Jan 14

jeek_elemental says...

So they are moving the main entrance from a busy commercial road to a much quieter road with residences? Not a good idea.
So they are moving the main entrance from a busy commercial road to a much quieter road with residences? Not a good idea. jeek_elemental
  • Score: 3

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