CUSTOMERS have been able to take a look inside a Melksham pub following a £238,000 makeover that has seen it completely transformed inside and out.

The Grapes on Bank Street in Melksham, re-opened in August following a major investment by the Proper Pubs division at Admiral Taverns.

The town centre pub has undergone a complete transformation to create a brand-new look with fresh décor to appeal to more people in the local community.

Inside, the pub has been completely transformed, featuring a new bar, flooring, and furniture throughout.

Wiltshire Times: Take a look at The Grapes in Melksham following its £238,000 makeover.Take a look at The Grapes in Melksham following its £238,000 makeover. (Image: Proper Pubs)

Outside, the terrace garden has been completely renovated with new lighting, heaters, and a canopy to create an inviting experience all year round.

For opening night, customers enjoyed live music followed by an action-packed weekend, including live sporting events.

The Grapes operator, Antoni Pearce, said: “Opening night was fantastic; it was amazing to see all our customers, old and new, coming to see what the pub has to offer.

“The feedback we received from our community was amazing, and we can’t wait to see them again soon.”

Wiltshire Times: The new-look bar area at The Grapes.The new-look bar area at The Grapes. (Image: Proper Pubs)

Local Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan said: "Following huge investment and major refurbishment, supported by Admiral Taverns, The Grapes has reopened in Melksham.

“Great to see another local business thriving in our town and I look forward to popping into the pub for a drink over the summer."

The Grapes provides a wide range of drink offers, including cocktails, wine, and fizz promotions, as well as a full sports package of Sky Sports and horse racing.

The pub also hosts an annual schedule of events for the community to enjoy such as regular quiz and karaoke nights.

Additionally, The Grapes will be raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and to have a life-saving defibrillator installed at the pub.

Matthew Gurney, operations director for Proper Pubs, said: “The refurbishment at The Grapes looks fantastic – the team have worked really hard to ensure it is a success for the local community.

“On behalf of the Proper Pubs team, we would like to wish our community hero, Antoni, every success for the future in making The Grapes a fantastic hub of the community.”

Proper Pubs supports its communities through an array of events and charity fundraising initiatives, from Christmas selection box collections to local food bank donations.

The division recently installed its 104th defibrillator across its estate with fundraising support from its locals.