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Date added: 24 May 2013

Life In The Old Bell Yet! 

UPDATE: 24 May 2013
 
Local residents will have the opportunity to see the new plans for the Old Bell and to ask any questions on:

Wednesday 29 May
4-8pm
The Spot Bar, Old Town
 
The developers of the site will be on hand to answer any questions.
 
But not as a pub... new coffee shop and retail units planned for historic Old Town building
20 May 2013
 
New plans are afoot for the former Old Bell pub in Old Town.
 
Empty since closing earlier this year after a failed re-launch, the once popular venue will now be transformed into a potential brand-name coffee shop with adjacent retail units.
 
Old Bell Swindon
 
Old Bell Swindon
 
"It opens up the whole area and building, the layout of which just isn't suited anymore to being a bar, hotel and restaurant," John Slattery, Director of Bell Arcade Limited, who are developing the site, told us.
 
"The plans are yet to be finalised but we've already had considerable interest from businesses wanting to open here.
 
"People will able to walk from the High Street through here to the Godwin Court and into Wood Street."
 
Depending on planning permission a late autumn opening date is being targeted.
 
An opportunity for local residents' to see the plans and discuss the development is also in the pipeline.
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