A much-loved Trowbridge pub is back open with new owners, who have revealed exciting plans for a more modern menu and weekly live music.

Tom and Ben Morgan took over The Courthouse pub on Castle Street at the end of January and closed the pub for four months, to refurbish it in time for the summer.

This is the eighth revived business in Trowbridge for the catering and hospitality entrepreneurs, who first opened BeeTees Café & Bar in Market Street four years ago.

They kicked off The Courthouse opening night in style on Friday, May 10, with a new modern selection of beers, lagers and ciders and live music from the band The Fortunate Sons.

The pair said: “It was packed on Friday night, you couldn’t move. It went down very well and it was a brilliant night.

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“During the refurb, there were delays and many repairs that needed to be done, but we wanted to get the inside sorted first, as there was lots of work to do, like getting new beer cellar coolers and just giving it a deep clean.”

The pair also run the Wiltshire Yeoman in Chilmark Road, Trowbridge, and the Canal Tavern in Frome Road, Bradford on Avon.

Tom and Ben run their business as a partnership, with help from operations manager Jemma Howarth, and staff work at all their locations.

The three-storey pub, formerly known as Ye Olde Farmhouse, is one of the oldest pubs in the town.

Tom and Ben added: “We wanted to give people more options - to give them something fresh and stand out from other venues. With the hot weather coming, we’re planning a new summer menu with homemade options, live music every Saturday night from local bands, pub games like pool and darts and a free music juke box people can use.”

They shared the success of the opening night with residents on Facebook, posting: "What an amazing opening night at The Courthouse! Thank you to everyone who supported our opening night."

They said they are also planning a second phase of the pub's refurbishment in the summer, which will include carrying out some roof repairs and giving the front of the pub a ‘facelift’.

The pub will remain open during that time.