If they look carefully, former customers of the Three Tuns at Wroughton, who are NOT fans of Swindon Town Football Club, might recognise the bar at the football club’s brand new Away bar.
For the brewery has donated the old bar from The Three Tuns, which sadly closed earlier this year, to furnish the football club’s Bar 71, which opened a few week’s ago for Away fans.
Brewery director Nick Arkell, said: “It seemed a big waste to have such a lovely bar not being used, so as we are sponsors of the football club we asked if it might be useful.”
Mark Issac Operations manager, jumped at the chance. “We were planning a new bar for Away fans and this was the ideal contribution from Arkell’s.”
Swindon Town Football Club’s new Away Bar is called Bar 71 as there are 72 clubs in the football league and this is open to every one of them except, of course, town fans who have their own bar.
Since opening, Bar 71 is proving hugely successful, according to Mark. “More than 150 people enjoyed themselves here after the match, and it’s also available to hire,” he added.
Nick added: “It’s always sad when a pub has to close, and luckily for Arkell’s this doesn’t happen very often, but it’s good to see some of the furniture and fittings being put to good use elsewhere.”