LONG’S Bar in Old Town will reopen at 11.30am tomorrow following a short refurbishment.

Together with Long’s Bar owners Arkell’s Brewery, new landlords Shaun Montague and Danny Mason are hard at work putting the finishing touches to the new-look bar. Brewery director George Arkell said: “It’s great to see a smart new Long’s Bar emerge and we’re looking forward to a brand new era for one of the town’s most popular venues.

“Long’s Bar is a Swindon institution.

“Bars change with the time, but Long’s Bar has always been at the centre of Old Town’s night life culture.

“Following the refurbishment and under the experienced management of Shaun and Danny, we know that will continue.”

The bar will also introduce a few new initiatives to the town’s bar and restaurant culture.

It will be the first to offer dinner on a dustbin lid – actually a sharing platter for two on a smart metal lid – and draught Rekorderlig Cider from Sweden.